|IATA: none – ICAO: VOVZ|
|Airport type||Naval Air Station|
|Elevation AMSL||15 ft / 5 m|
The Indian Navy initially started aviation operations in Visakhapatnam in the late 1970s, with the construction of four helipads adjacent to the civil airfield. The airport at Visakhapatnam was transferred from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in 1986. The air station was then called Naval Air Station, Visakhapatnam. Additional hangars, maintenance facilities and an operations complex were constructed soon after.
Indian Naval Air Squadrons based at INS Dega include:
- INAS 311, a reconnaissance squadron operating Dornier Do 228 aircraft
- INAS 321, a search and rescue squadron operating HAL Chetak helicopters
- INAS 333, an anti-submarine warfare squadron operating Kamov Ka-28 helicopters
- INAS 350, a logistics and transport squadron operating UH-3 Sea King helicopters
- a UAV squadron, operating the DRDO Lakshya pilotless targeting UAVs
- The BAE Systems Hawk advanced jet trainer was inducted on nov6 2013 by Chief of Naval Staff (India), Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi
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- "Vishakhapatnam". World Aero Data. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
- "INS Dega". Indian Navy. Retrieved July 5, 2013.