Kuat was a planet located in the Core Worlds and one of the earliest members of the Galactic Republic. It was best known as the home of Kuat Drive Yards. These famous shipyards, used to build ships for both the Axis of Empires (notably the Galactic Empire) and the Alliance of Nations (Mainly the Old and New Galactic Republics), circled the planet for thousands of kilometers. Kuat was located in the Kuat system, in Kuat sector, at the edge of the Core Worlds near the Colonies. It was a terraformed planet of forests and plains.