1710 Naval Air Squadron

1710 Naval Air Squadron is a support organisation based in HM Naval Base Portsmouth that is tasked with the recovery, repair, modification and scientific support of UK military aviation. It was formed on 27 May 2010 by combining the existing Mobile Aircraft Repair Transport and Salvage Unit (MARTSU), Mobile Aircraft Support Unit (MASU), Naval Aircraft Materials Laboratory (NAML) and other smaller units.

1710 Naval Air Squadron
Naval Ensign
ActiveMay 2010 -
Country United Kingdom
BranchFleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy
Garrison/HQHM Naval Base Portsmouth
Nickname(s)1710 NAS
EngagementsOp Herrick

The squadron is currently organised into three sections. The first has thirteen teams that repair and recover British military helicopters and unmanned air systems worldwide. The second, Service Modification, designs, manufactures and fits urgent operational and safety modifications to front line helicopters. The third, Materials and Monitoring, provides technical and scientific support to British military and commercial aviation.

The unit supports worldwide operations both ashore and afloat.[1]


  1. Navy News newspaper, pages 27-29, February 2015 issue

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