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Kiran Mk2A IN077 of the Sagar Pawan demo-team.
Photo: unknown
Arkonam (VOAR)
Rajali INS
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 13°04'16"N 079°41'28"E
Elev: 265ft
Station Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
INS Rajali

INAS 312 'Albatross'
11 Mar 1992 - present Tu142M (->29Mar17)
P-8I (13Nov16->)


INAS 561 'Rotors'
15 June 1992 - present Chetak
Tu-142MK-E IN312/ARK on Arakkonams ramp after its last operational flight with INAS 312 'Albatross' on 25 March 2017.
Photo: Arjun Sarup
Brawdy (EGDA)
Station Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
RNAS Brawdy

INAS 300 'White Tiger'
7 July 1960 - 11 July 1961 Sea Hawk FB3
embarked INS Vikrant
A line of Sea Hawk FB3s at RNAS Brawdy.
Photo: unknown
Chennai (VOMM)
Rwy: 07/25, 12/30
Pos: 12°59'42"N 080°10'32"E
Elev: 52 ft
Station Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
-

INAS 313 'Sea Eagle'
22 July 2019 - present Do228-201
Cochin (VOCC)
INS Garuda (Kochi)
Rwy: 13/31, 17/35
Pos: 09°56'51"N 076°16'23"E
Elev: 8 ft
Station Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
INS Garuda

INAS 550 'Flying Fish'
15 June 1959 - present Sealand Mk2 (-> 65)
Firefly TT1 (-> ?)
HT-2 (->64)
Firefly TT4 (11Sep58-?)
Dove 2B (8May65-?)
BN-2A (76-?)
HPT-32 (Jan86-87)
BN-2T (96-?)
Do228-201
Pipistrel Virus (16Mar18->)


INAS 330 'Harpoons'
17 Apr 1971 - Oct 1995 Sea King Mk42B
relocated to INS Shikra


INAS 561 'Rotors'
15 Sep 1971 - 15 June 1992 Hughes 300 (->?)
Chetak
relocated to INS Rajali


INAS 336 'Flying Arrows'
20 Dec 1974 - present Sea King Mk.42B


Intensive Flying and Trials Unit
31 Aug 2002 - 6 Jan 2006 IAI Heron
Searcher Mk.II
redesignated INAS 342


Intensive Flying and Trials Unit
10 Feb 2003 - 1 Sep 2005 Dhruv
redesignated ALH Flight


ALH Flight
1 Sep 2005 - 12 Nov 2013 Dhruv
redesignated INAS 322


INAS 342 'Flying Sentinels'
6 Jan 2006 - present IAI Heron
Searcher Mk.II


INAS 322 'Guardians'
12 Nov 2013 - present Dhruv
Goa/Dabolim (VAGO)
INS Hansa
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 15°22'51"N 073°49'53"E
Elev: 184 ft
Station Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
INS Hansa

INAS 310 'Cobras'
21 Mar 1961 - 29 Sep 2017 Br1050
Do228-201 (91->)
relocated to INS Sardar Patel


INAS 300 'White Tiger'
1961 - present Sea Hawk FB3 (->16Dec83)
Sea Hawk FGA6 (->16Dec83)
Sea Hawk Mk100 (66-16Dec83)
Sea Harrier FRS51 (16Dec83-11May16)
Sea Harrier T60 (29Mar84-11May16)
Harrier T4(I) (16Sep02-11May16)
MiG-29K (11May16->)


INAS 551 'Phantoms'
18 June 1964 - 1991 Vampire FB52 (->76)
Vampire T55 (->76)
Sea Hawk (62-78)
Kiran Mk1(A) (31Mar70->)
Kiran Mk2A (86->)
split up in to two flights


Search & Rescue Flight
1964 - 15 Mar 1969 Chetak
renamed INAS 321


INAS 321 'Angels'
15 Mar 1969 - 1 Aug 1980 Chetak
relocated to INS Shikra


INAS 312 'Albatross'
18 Nov 1976 - Jan 1984 L-1049G (->Sep83)
disbanded


INAS 315 'Winged Stallion'
1 Oct 1977 - present IL-38
IL-38SD


INAS 333 'Eagles'
11 Dec 1980 - 2000 Ka-25PL (timeline)
Ka-28 (89->)
relocated to INS Dega


INAS 312 'Albatross'
19 Apr 1988 - 11 Mar 1992 Tu-142M (31Mar88->)
relocated to INS Rajali


Sea Harrier Operational Flying Training Unit
16 Apr 1990 - 1991 Sea Harrier (timeline)
amalagmated in to INAS 551 B-Flight


INAS 551 A-Flight
1991 - 28 May 1995 Kiran Mk1(A)
Kiran Mk2A
returned to its old name


INAS 551 B-Flight
1991 - 28 May 1995 Sea Harrier T60
became independent


INAS 339 'Falcons'
Apr 1993 - present Ka-28 (->May09)
Ka-31 (03->)


INAS 551 'Phantoms'
28 May 1995 - 201 . ? Kiran Mk2A
relocated to INS Dega


INAS 551 / Sagar Pawan
May 2003 - 3 Mar 2010 Kiran Mk2A
disbanded


INAS 551B
28 May 1995 - 7 July 2006 Sea Harrier FRS51
Sea Harrier T60
Harrier T4(I)
reanmed INAS 552


ALH Flight
1 Sep 2005 - Dec 2009 Dhruv
amalgamated in to ALH Flight INS Garuda


INAS 552 'The Braves'
7 July 2006 - 2016 Sea Harrier FRS51
Sea Harrier T60
Harrier T4(I)
disbanded


INAS 303 'Black Panthers'
11 May 2013 - ? MiG-29K (Dec09->)
MiG-29KUB
relocated to INS Dega


Naval Flight Test Squadron / INAS 552
20 Sep 2018 - present a/c on loan
Br1050 Alizé IN209/W of INAS 310.
Photo: unknown
L-1049G IN315 in November 1978. Five Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellations were taken over from the Indian Air Force in 1976.
Photo: unknown
Sea Harrier FRS51 IN617 of INAS 300 'White Tigers' in March 2005.
Photo: Simon Watson
Kiran Mk1 IN055 of INAS 551 in March 2005.
Photo: Simon Watson
INS Parundu (VORM)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 09°19'30"N 078°58'18"E
Elev: 23 ft
Station Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
INS Parundu

INAS 344 'Spirited Shadowers'
11 Apr 2012 - present IAI Searcher Mk.II
IAI Heron
Porbandar (VAPR)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 21°39'01"N 069°39'31"E
Elev: 23 ft
Station Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
INS Sardar Patel

INAS 343 'Frontier Formidables'
17 Jan 2011 - present IAI Heron
Searcher Mk.II


INAS 310 'Cobras'
29 Sep 2017 - present Do228-201
Port Blair AFS (VOPB)
Andaman Islands
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 11°38'53"N 092°44'05"E
Elev: 16 ft
Station Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
INS Utkrosh

INAS 318 'Hawks'
10 Mar 1984 - present BN-2A
Do228-201


det. INAS 321
? - present Chetak
Shikra INS
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 18°54'49"N 072°49'47"E
Elev: 16ft
Station Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
INS Shikra

INAS 321 'Angels'
1 Aug 1980 - present Chetak


Marine Commando Flight 'Zappers'
1987 - present Sea King Mk42C


INAS 339 'Falcons'
23 Nov 1990 - Apr 1993 Sea King Mk42B (->Mar93)
Ka-28 (Mar93->)
relocated to INS Hansa


INAS 330 'Harpoons'
Oct 1995 - present Sea King Mk42B
Sulur (VOSX)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 11°00'46"N 077°09'41"E
Elev: 1250 ft
Station Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
-

Naval Jet Flight
Sep 1957 - 15 June 1959 Vampire FB52
Vampire T55
renamed INAS 550 B


INAS 550 B
15 June 1959 - 18 June 1964 Vampire FB52
Vampire T55
renamed INAS 551 & relocated to INS Hansa
Vishakhapatnam (VOVZ)
Rwy: 05/23, 10/28
Pos: 17°43'16"N 083°13'16"E
Elev: 10 ft
Station Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
INS Dega

INAS 333 'Eagles'
2000 - present Ka-25PL (->Apr09)
Ka-28


INAS 311 'Kites'
24 Mar 2009 - present BN-2A
Do228-201


INAS 350 'Saras'
12 Apr 2009 - present UH-3H


Intensive Flying Training Unit
23 Sep 2013 - ? Hawk Mk132
renamed INAS 551


INAS 551 'Phantoms'
? - present Hawk Mk132


INAS 303 'Black Panthers'
? - present MiG-29K
MiG-29KUB
Ka-25PL IN574/VVZ of INAS 333 in March 2006.
Photo: Simon Watson
BN-2A IN138/VVZ in March 2006.
Photo: Simon Watson
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