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French Navy

Aéronautique Navale French Navy

Aéronautique Navale
French Navy
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.
In 2017, France signed a Joint Statement of Enhanced Strategic Partnership with Australia.

Model Types

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  AH H1602022
  Schiebel Camcopter S-1002012
  NHI NH90 NFH 2010
  EC EC225LP220102016
  EC AS365 Dauphin 21995
  SNIA SA365 Dauphin 21984
  SNIA SA360 Dauphin119781983
  Westland Lynx 401977
  SA SE3210 Super Frelon 3119662010
  SNIA Alouette III 3719622019
  SA HSS-1 Seabat6119571979
  Piasecki H-2119561960
  Sikorsky H-19D Chickasaw1519561960
  SNIA Alouette II2619551997
  Piasecki HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever1919531965
  Sikorsky S-51 / R-5 / H-5219511955
  Agusta AB4719511960

List of Units

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

Bases and Locations

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Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
   d'Hyeres Le Palyvestre31F 2012/   
36F 2003/   
35F 2004/   
10S 2001/   
   La Rochelle-Laleu35F 1997/   
   Lanvéoc-Poulmic34F 1975/   
33F 2011/   
22S 1964/   
   Saint-Mandrier58S 1951/   
   PF Tahiti-Faa'a (BA190)35F 2011/   

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