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The emblem of the Klingon Empire.

The Klingon Defense Force, sometimes referred to as the Klingon Imperial Navy, is the military arm of the Klingon Empire.

The command branch of the Defense Force is the Klingon High Command.



The Defense Force was known to consist of two elements the first of which was the Deep Space Fleet (DSF) which consists of the regular naval forces. The second military group is the Internal Security Force (ISF) which operated smaller ships whose duties include policing rules, border patrols, anti-piracy duties, safety & rescue and customs along with tariff regulations. Their duty also extends to watching over client or conquered worlds to ensure they do not rise up against the Empire. However, despite its duties, the ISF are inferior to the DSF in political, military and even social standing. (TOS video game: Starfleet Command II)

Though there exists the Klingon General Bureau that handles external intelligence operations; the two branches within the Defense Force operate their own intelligence branches which tends to cause duplication of work as well as political infighting.

The Galactic Research Unit serves as the external intelligence agency for the Deep Space Fleet while the Maximum Veracity Directorate serves a similar role for the Internal Security Force. (TOS video game: Starfleet Command)



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The Klingon Defense Forces (also called the Imperial Klingon Defense Forces) are the military branch of the Klingon Empire.



In 2373, the Klingon Defense Forces moved their headquarters from Qo'noS to Ty'Gokor. (DS9: "Apocalyse Rising")


The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon

The IKDF was little more then a bureaucratic body that operated support ships and older vessels. The true military strength of the Klingon Empire lay in its Great Houses and few warriors had any respect for the IKDF. This changed during the Dominion War when the Klingon High Council agreed to reorganize its forces for the conflict and unite them under a central authority, the IKDF with Chancellor Gowron placing General Martok as its commander.

Martok split his forces into fleets based around the fleet of a Great House. Lesser houses were then assigned to these fleets to create roughly numerically equal sized fleets. Martok took care to separate houses with long standing rivalries into different fleets. Each fleet commander was then allowed to organize their fleet as they saw fit.

For the Empire's ground forces Martok pushed commanders to use the following organization: division, brigade, battalion, company, platoon and squad. This standard made it easier for the IKDF to administer the Klingon's ground forces. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

Star Trek: Swiftfire

The Klingon Defense Force organised its fleets into large battlegroups. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Regression", et al)


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