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Naval Aviation is the air force branch of a navy. Its equipment is composed of both aircrafts and helicopters.


French Naval Aviation NH90 Caïman on rescue training.

Naval Aviations have got several different missions :

Examples of countries

In 2013 the following countries had a naval aviation: Argentina, Brazil, France, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.


The first naval aviation was the British Royal Naval Air Service, that was created on 13 April 1912. During World War I and after World War II, naval aviations were used for all kinds of combat missions. Famous battles were Pacific War, Normandy Landings, Dieppe Raid and Battle of Midway. After the World Wars it was used for the Falklands War, the Libyan Civil War, and the Gulf War. U.S. Naval aviation was used for the Vietnam War.