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Aéronautique Navale
The Aéronavale was created in 1912. Nowadays is a full blue-water navy including nuclear-powered submarines, a nuclear aircraft carrier and many amphibious assault ships.

The French Naval Aviation is headquartered in Toulon naval base and operates from 4 main naval bases and many detachments in foreign countries or French overseas territories.

Organisation News

French Navy’s Future VTOL Drone, 20-Oct-16 : Naval defence company DCNS and Airbus Helicopters designing the future tactical component of France’s Naval Aerial Drone (Système de Drones Aériens de la Marind, SDAM) programme

Exercise Deep Blue II in the Mediterranean, 20-Jul-16 : UK, US and France ships leaded by HMS Ocean helicopter carrier took part of antisubmarine exercise Deep Blue II in the Mediterranean. First time since 2012 HMS Ocean embarked an entire air group

EC225LP Tranferred to French Air Force, 11-Jul-16 : Recently disestablished 2 EC225LP SAR helicopters of the French Navy were transferred to the Air Force in a process that also includes recepcion of the Army s EC725 and withdrawal of last AS332B/L

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Organisation Models Login to Edit

  NHI NH90 NFH 2010
  EC EC225LP 220102016
  EC as365 dauphin 2 1995
  SNIA sa365 dauphin 2 1984
  SNIA sa360 dauphin119781983
  westland Lynx 401977
  SA se3210 super frelon 3119662010
  SNIA alouette iii 371962
  SA HSS-1 Seabat 6119571979
  piasecki H-2119561960
  sikorsky H-19D Chickasaw1519561960
  SNIA alouette ii2619551997
  piasecki HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever1519531964
  sikorsky s-51 / R-5 / H-5219511955

Rotary Wing Aircraft Units Login to Edit

Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
    Flottille 31F - 31 naval squadron 31F1956 --
    Flottille 32F - 32 naval squadron 32F1958 2016
    Flottille 33F - 33 naval squadron 33F1956 --
    Flottille 34F - 34 naval squadron 34F1974 --
    Flottille 35F - 35 naval squadron 35F1969 --
    Flottille 36F - 36 naval squadron 36F1995 --
    Escadrille 10S - 10s flight 10S2001 --
    Escadrille 12S - 12s flight 12S1940 2000
    Escadrille 20S - 20s flight 20S1956 1991
    Escadrille 22S - 22s flight 22S1946 --
    Escadrille 23s - 23s flight 23S1954 1999
    Escadrille 27S - 27s flight 27S1967 1980
    Escadrille 58S - 58s flight 58S1951 --

Locations for this Org Login to Edit

Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
   d'Hyeres Le Palyvestre31F 2012/now
36F 2003/now
35F 2004/now
10S 2001/now
   Lanvéoc-Poulmic34F 1975/now
33F 2011/now
22S 1964/now

Latest News

CH-53K Initial Operational Testing by USMC

RAC Rescue Completes 5000th Mission

Two R44 Cadets to Sky Helicopters of Texas

French Navy’s Future VTOL Drone

USS Essex Upgrading for F-35B Operations

Elbit Systems Recognized by Airbus Helicopters

H130 Ferries Over 3,700 Pilgrims to Kedarnath

Caernarfon Coastguard S-92 500th SAR Mission

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