TIE Interceptors are variants of the TIE fighter, but with a noticeable increase in speed and firepower. They are often used to dispatch enemy ships in aerial combat. The TIE Interceptors in Battlefront are collectively under the call sign "Omega Squadron."
TIE Interceptors have a very similar appearance to the TIE fighter, except that the Interceptor's wings are facing forwards instead of vertically, and the wings are curved. One of the other differences is that the Interceptors have Quad Laser Blasters and fighters have Twin Laser Blasters.
They are the counterparts of the A-Wing.
Unlike the TIE fighter, the Interceptor is more frequent to see in the sky.
- In the X-Wing series of novels by Micheal A. Stockpole, New Republic pilots refer to Interceptors as "squints."