Trade Federation escort cruisers were light cruisers, used around 27 BBY, to patrol the space that surrounded a typical Neimoidian starship defense structure. This defense structure consisted of two huge Trade Federation split-ring battleships surrounded by six armed Techno Union Hardcell-class interstellar transports in a pyramid-point defensive shell. Several escort cruisers would have been arrayed into a patrol cloud, but were not designed to take on any powerful enemy, like the Chiss Expansionary Defense Force, without capital ship support.


Vicelord Siv Kav and Kinman Doriana used seven Trade Federation escort cruisers in their failed attempt to defeat Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo and the Chiss Expansionary Defense Force.