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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.

helicopter   Model Types

AH H160M2028
AH H1602023
Schiebel Camcopter S-1002012
NHI NH90 NFH 272010
EC EC225LP220102016
EC AS365 Dauphin 21995
SNIA SA365 Dauphin 21984
SNIA SA360 Dauphin119781983
Westland Lynx 4019772020
SA SE3210 Super Frelon 3119662010
SNIA Alouette III 3719622022
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

Flottille 31F - 31F Air Naval Squadron 31F1956
Flottille 32F - 32F Air Naval Squadron 32F1958
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 12S19402000
Escadrille 20S - 20S Squadron 20S19561991
Escadrille 22S - 22S Squadron 22S19462021
Escadrille 23S - 23S Squadron 23S19541999
Escadrille 27S - 27S Squadron 27S19671980
Escadrille 58S - 58S Squadron 58S1951

  Bases and Locations

Base Unit
d'Hyeres Le Palyvestre31F , 36F , 35F , 10S
La Rochelle-Laleu airport35F
Lanvéoc-Poulmic34F , 32F , 33F
closed 2003Saint-Mandrier58S
PF Tahiti-Faa'a (BA190)35F

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