Republic of China Naval Aviation Command

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Republic of China Naval Aviation Command
中華民國海軍航空指揮部
Active 1977–present
Country  Republic of China (Taiwan)
Part of Republic of China Naval Fleet Command
Aircraft flown
Helicopter S-70C, 500MD/ASW
Patrol S-2T, P-3C

The Republic of China Naval Aviation Command (Chinese: 中華民國海軍航空指揮部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Hǎijūn Hángkōng Zhǐhuībù) is the naval aviation branch of the Republic of China Navy. The ROCNAC's primary mission is to defend ROC territories and the sea lanes that surround Taiwan against an attack by the People's Republic of China.

Organization[edit]

  • Aviation Command (operates from Pingtung, Tsoying, Hualien, and Taoyuan AB)
  • Naval Aviation, Taoyuan AB Command, will receive 12 P-3C.
  • 1st ASW Aviation Group
  • 133rd Squadron: S-2T, at Pingtung.
  • 134th Squadron: S-2T, at Pingtung.
  • 2nd ASW Aviation Group
  • 701st Helicopter Squadron (Light), S-70C(M)-1, at Hualien.
  • 702nd Helicopter Squadron (Light), S-70C(M)-2, at Tsoying.
  • 501st Helicopter Squadron (Light), 500MD ASW, at Tsoying.
  • Maintenance Group
  • 1st Maintenance Squadron (Pingtung)
  • 2nd Maintenance Squadron (Tsoying)
  • 3rd Maintenance Squadron (Hualien)

History[edit]

Equipment and procurement[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[1] Notes
Grumman S-2 Tracker  United States Maritime patrol aircraft S-2T Turbo Tracker 27, half operational 32 were to be upgraded to S-2T standard, but only 27 have been converted so far
Lockheed P-3 Orion  United States Maritime patrol aircraft P-3C Orion 12 12 ordered, plus 3 spare airframes
Sikorsky S-70 Seahawk  United States Naval utility/anti-submarine helicopter S-70C(M)-1/2 Thunderhawk 19 Initial order of 10, followed by an additional order of 11
Hughes 500MD/ASW Defender  United States Anti-submarine helicopter 9 13 ordered

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval Aviation Command". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 

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