A small air arm for support of the Baltic Fleet was first established during the early 1930s, to operate a dozen or so reconnaissance floatplanes. It was reformed in 1945 as a land-based Naval Co-operation Division of the Air Force, later operating MiG attack aircraft. Personnel wore naval uniforms but operated under air force control. The force was later expanded to include ASW and SAR helicopters.
|1945||Naval Air Division re-established.|
|1995||Naval gains control of Rapid Reaction unit.|
|19??||Naval aviation gains additional helicopter units from the Air Force.|
Polish Naval aircraft and helicopters are now used primarily for transport, patrol and SAR duties.
Procure up to 14 M-28 Bryza for Maritime Patrol duties.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
Polish Naval aircraft and helicopters serials comprise a three or four-digit number for each airframe, e.g. SH-2G 248.
Coding system not used
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
All-Time Aircraft Used List
Aircraft NOT Used
False reports of aircraft on order or in service – none known.
Warsaw, UI Wawelska 7.
Naval aviation now comprises a Naval Aviation Brigade with three Squadrons.
Current Order of Battle
Historical Orders of Battle
To be added.
All-Time Flying Units List
To be added.
Current Air Bases
The main air bases currently used are Cewice/Siemirowice, Darlowo and Gydnia-Babie Doly.
All-Time Air Bases Used List
In addition to the main bases, there are also a number of smaller airports and airfields around the country which are sometimes used by the Navy.
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
World Air Power Journal No.3 p.144
Air Forces Monthly August 1998