|A TIE Fighter, with its characteristic solar panels, chases an Alliance X-Wing fighter (center).|
|Role||Space Superiority Starfighter|
|Equipment||Twin Laser cannons|
Sienar Fleet Systems' T.I.E. (Twin Ion Engine) Starfighter, better known as the TIE Fighter, is the backbone of the Imperial space fleet. This single-seater short-range vessel lacks a hyperdrive, and as such requires deployment from launch bases and capital ships. It features two fire-linked laser cannons under the cockpit. Despite its speed and agility, its lack of shields makes it fragile compared to Alliance fighters such as the T-65c X-Wing.