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Enough that there is an entire solar system dedicated to construction, training and upkeep of a navy that can maintain control of 37 star systems of varying size,  population, cultures, infrastructures, and propensities for skulduggery.

The numbers of Navy service personnel has to be somewhere in the tens of millions, and the number of capital ships has to be in the high hundreds if not thousands.

They're probably comparable to the Romulan Star Empire in terms of fleet strength. Not so huge that they can wage or win an all out war, but powerful enough that they can expand and maintain territory while making others think twice before engaging in hostilities.

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The Idris-class frigates are supposed to be named after star systems, e.g. the UEES Stanton from SQ42. I do wonder how many frigates they have of this class as they'd run out of systems eventually! 

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15 hours ago, Tallhart said:

The Idris-class frigates are supposed to be named after star systems, e.g. the UEES Stanton from SQ42. I do wonder how many frigates they have of this class as they'd run out of systems eventually! 

The maximum would be 37 then if that were the case. I doubt they are all named after systems. Most are probably named after admirals, locations of note or have a legacy names (e.g. Enterprise).

That is unless there are less than 37 frigates in the entire Navy, in which case it is much smaller than has been let on.

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Consider that there are likely variants of the Idris based on function. This increases their number. You'd have to have more than one Bengal,  Javelin, or Idris and enough combat so adrons and support wessels in a system with which to counter a significant incursion.

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*smacks @Boildown

that's more troll than even me, at least I'd get it right.

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I'm curious to know how many ships are in the UEE. I would like compare his strenght with other sci-fi fleets organizations

One: there is no game exact as this. X games don't really do MP games and ED don't do a major fleet.

Two: At ship for ship you can compare ED with SC.

Three: However, using "how many ships are in the UEE" as a question is literally a bad choice for you to ask. The game amounts(of ships) is every chancing and there really is no constant. either players, NPC or missions. Excluding the perma-class which are really really big ships EG Bengal, Pegasus or any other huge non-player owned ship.  

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I think it's impossible to tell exactly how many ships the UEE has unless CIG comes out with an exact number. We know that the PU timeline is after that of SQ42... and we have no idea how SQ42 ends. Since Admiral Bishop pleaded to rebuild the fleet, the UEE likely started making more warships to fight the Vanduul.
Years ago CIG accidentally leaked the existence of the massive super dreadnought class Retribution and we saw some creenshots where that thing is in dock together with a couple of bengal carriers. So thats/// something. Your guess on the numbers is as good as mine.

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