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Republic of China Naval Aviation Command
中華民國海軍航空指揮部
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Active 1977–present
Country  Republic of China (Taiwan)
Part of Republic of China Naval Fleet Command
Insignia
Roundel Republic of China Naval Aviation 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 | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

Equipment and Procurement[edit | edit source]

Aircraft[edit | edit source]

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[1] Notes
Grumman S-2 Tracker United States Maritime patrol aircraft S-2T Turbo Tracker 26, half operational Originally 32 were upgraded to T version, but only 27 were converted
Lockheed P-3C Orion United States Maritime patrol aircraft P-3C Orion 12 Ordered, plus 3 spare airframes
Sikorsky S-70 Seahawk United States Naval utility/ASW helicopter S-70C(M)-1/2 Thunderhawk 19 Out of 10+11 ordered
Hughes 500MD/ASW Defender United States ASW helicopter Hughes 500MD/ASW Defender 9 Out of original 13 ordered

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