Trans-Draconic Federation Navy
The Trans-Draconic Federation Navy began as the military arm of the Trans-Draconic Federation. Starting in about N.D. 502, operational control was ceded to the New Day Alliance, and most forces were eventually renamed to the Alliance Regulars. However, the service as a whole retains a strong draconic tradition, and most especially ship name prefixes were kept.
There are two main branches: the Wet Navy and the Space Navy. Interestingly, the dragons kept the Naval tradition even among forces fighting very far from water. The over all doctrine was to create a single, go-anywhere force rather than separate army/navy.
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The Trans-Draconic Federation Navy is the umbrella force for the Alliance Regulars. While nominally under the command of the New Day Alliance, the forces are largely loyal to the dragons.
The TDFN primarily makes use of license-built copies of Crimson Blade military hardware. While this has many advantages(common parts, strong design, and simplified logistics), the ultimate reason is simply cost. Licensing the designs is much cheaper than having a domestic research and development program. So while the Federation is 99% self-reliant when it comes to producing ammunition and replacement parts, they lack the ability to create new weapons.
The TDFN operates a rifle called the Pseudo-Lance, based on the Lance design, it uses entirely Alliance-built components. It is far elss capable or robust, but is still a very serviceable weapon.
The two main combat vehicles are the Doer-Daisy twine-engine fighter and the MEAN-1024 main-battle tank. Since both are in common service with the Crimson Blade, it allows the two forces to share supply lines.
White Dragon Squadron
The White Dragon Squadron is the TDFN's flight demonstration squadron. They fly the standard Doer-Daisy fighters, but kitted in special livery and unarmed. They are part of the navy's public outreach program, tasked with showcasing the skill and professionalism of TDFN pilots. Admittance into the squadron is low, with only around one hundred pilots at any given time. Tradition holds that there are exactly 99 of them, but with alternates and substitutions the actual number varies between 100 to 110.
The White Dragons fly demonstrations all over the known worlds, most often at air shows, and participate in community outreach programs.
The Trans-Draconic Space Navy (TDN for short) is a branch of the New Alliance military equipped for space combat. While the forces are relatively small as compared to those of the in-atmosphere branches, they are considered sufficient for duties in the Trans-Draconic Federation's limited holdings in finite dimensions.
The Capitol ships of the TDN are built and designed in-house, though use considerable amounts of license-built technology from the Gudersnipe Foundation. The dragons own a large-scale Python Reactor fabrication plant that sells FTL drives for commercial use, but also produces high-endurance drives for their military ships. The quality is such that drives are occasionally sold to the Foundation when their own production needs fall short.
One key difference is the use of nuclear reactors on TDN ships(as opposed to the much safer Nugen Reactors employed by the Foundation). While the nuclear reactors are more fragile, they offer numerous advantages that the dragons feel outweighed the risks, as well as being constructed "in house" instead of having to purchase reactors from the Foundation. Most ships employ fast-fission breeder-type reactors which can also be used to produce fissile material for nuclear armaments.
Sub Capitols and Support Ships
Most of the support fleet ships are purchased surplus from the Gudersnipe Foundation's Crimson Blade, then heavily refitted. A few are purchased directly from Foundation shipyards new, but most are bought after their Crimson Blade service lifespans. This has garnered criticism for the TDN, centered on the idea that they view support ships are expendable. While there is some truth to this, the reality is that the Federation views the decisions as pragmatic: support vessels are much more likely to find themselves serving alongside Foundation ships, and being based on similar designs with many similar parts provides considerable eases on the logistical strains. Under grand-standardization, Foundation ships share many, many common parts, even between fleet revisions, so maintaining an aging fleet of refit ships is considerably cheaper and easier than building new ones.
Unlike the Foundation, the TDN uses fighters primarily in point-defense and anti-fighter roles. Fighters are small and manuverable, with an emphasis on interceptor-style designs. As such, they are carried by a wide variety of ships, though dedicated carriers are common.
While sharing considerable technological overlap, the TDNs warfare tactics differ heavily from those of the Foundation's Crimson Blade. TDN schools of thought do not pit fighters and support ships against enemy capitol ships, but rather center around capitol-to-capitol conflict. On the whole, the TDN is focused on the notion of force-projection, E.G. that the presence of a sizable fleet should prevent an open conflict. While the Foundation has frequently employed a similar tactic, they are known to always have the strength to back up their projections. Both differ heavily from the NASN, though the NASN isn't known for much.
Despite this, smaller TDN ships tend to be more capable, longer-endurance vessels designed to hold their own. A TDN destroyer can more easily operate independent of a battle group than a typical Crimson Blade destroyer. They carry more expendable weapons and have a higher energy output. The ability to "Ramp up" their reactors gives them access to strategies and capabilities not available to their Crimson Blade counterparts.