The Freeworlds Common Navy was the military body charged with defense of the Freeworlds Territory of the Tapani sector. During the height of the New Order it consisted of Tapani-class assault frigates and Tapani-class carriers, each with a standard complement of 40 Manta-class assault starfighters. Backing these up were numerous smaller vessels including Carrack-class light cruisers, and Corvettes. Its starfighter fleet also included TIE/LN starfighters, GAT-12 Skipray Blastboats, Z-95 Headhunters, and BTL Y-wing starfighters.
Financed by the five primary planets of the Freeworlds through the League of Tapani Freeworlds, the fleet was responsible for patrol of the vital Shapani Bypass to keep the flow of bacta from Thyferra uninterrupted. It worked to supplement the units placed there by the Galactic Republic, Galactic Empire and New Republic—as well as keep the House Guard of the Tapani Noble Houses out of the Freeworlds.