Contender Squadron was a starfighter squadron that was outfitted with modified, shield-equipped TIE/LN starfighters. Assigned to the fighter complement of the New Republic Star Destroyer Allegiance, the unit fought in the Battle of Adumar in 12 ABY and was part of the force that attacked the TIE Defenders of the 181st Imperial Fighter Wing.

Unfortunately, the unit's own TIEs were no match for the Defenders of the Imperial Remnant's invasion fleet. It took Wedge Antilles' Red Flight to successfully engage and fight off the unit of Defenders.