Panda group was a pair of Lambda-class T-4a shuttles used by the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. When the Alliance succeeded in stranding the Imperial EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate Priam near Kalla VII, General Jan Dodonna gave the order for a "board and capture" operation against the Priam.
A strike by Gold Squadron's Y-wings disabled the ship and Delta-class DX-9 stormtrooper transports from Assault group delivered commandos from Alliance Special Forces to capture the vessel. Once captured, Panda 1 delivered officers and Panda 2 brought an Alliance crew to take control of the ship while transport group Jordi delivered supplies. Once all the transports were aboard, the Rebel forces, along with the newly captured frigate, jumped to hyperspace.