See Also: Fleet
Wings are used as a group of ships, designed to stay together, be equipped identically, and perform the same orders simultaneously.
In effect, they are designed primarily for ships of a type within a carrier, so a single carrier might field two or three wings - e.g. a M3 Fighter wing and an M4 Interceptor wing, to best deal with a multitude of threats.
You must manually add each ship to the Wing as required. Once done, you can set options like autojump, and auto-resupply for the entire Wing. Often players hide all but one of the ships for the Wing from their ships list, as there is a separate page kept aside for ships in Wings.
If using the Satellite Early Warning Network, you can assign ships to a certain wing to automatically jump to the affected area and attack any aggressors.