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Current Title: Polis Havacilik Daire Baskanligi
Title in English: Turkish National Police Aviation Department
Abbreviation: Polis


Narrative Summary:
Air support arm of the civil Police. Date established not known. The Black Hawks are used by police special operations teams to support anti-terrorist missions.

Key Dates:
1984?    Aviation Department established.

Current Status:
To be added.

Future Plans:
None known.


National Insignia:

          Main markingFin Flash
Aircraft and helicopters wear the standard Police colours of dark blue over white, except for the Black Hawks which retain their military colours. All types carry the Police star and the service title 'POLIS'.

Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
Turkish Police helicopters carry a four-digit serial number based on the aircraft's individual construction number, prefixed by the letters EM- (or just E- for the Alouettes), eg: MD-660N EM-0061.

Unit/Base Aircraft Code System(s):
Coding system not used


Aircraft Designation System(s):
None - Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory:

Aircraft Type Total
Role Origin
Aerospatiale SA.330 Puma 4 3 Utility France
Cessna 421 2 2? Comms/Liaison Army
Hughes TH300C 2 2? Utility/Training USA
MD Helicopters MD.600N 10 10 Utility USA
Sikorsky S-70A-17 Black Hawk 6 6 Utility/Transport USA
Sikorsky S-92A 2 2? VIP Transport USA
Sud Aviation SA.318C Alouette II 18 16 Utility HEER

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Aerospatiale SA.330 Puma 4 1988 current France
Cessna 421 2 1999 current? Army
Hughes TH300C 2 1988 current? USA
MD Helicopters MD.600N 10 2004 current USA
Sikorsky S-70A-17 Black Hawk 6 1991 current USA
Sikorsky S-92A 2 2005 current USA
Sud Aviation SA.318C Alouette II 18 1984 current HEER

Aircraft NOT Used:
False reports of aircraft on order or in service: None known.


Main Headquarters:
Not known.

Current Organisational Structure:
The Aviation Department is currently organised into four air units at locations around the country.

Current Order of Battle:

Squadron Type Base
Adana Bolge Hava Ulastirma Filo Amirligi Alouette II Adana
Diyarbakir Bolge Hava Ulastirma Sube Mudurlugu S-70A Diyarbakir
Golbasi Bolge Hava Ulastirma Alouette II, S-70A, Puma, MD.600N Ankara-Golbasi
Istanbul Bolge Hava Ulastirma Sube Mudurlugu Alouette II, S-70A Ataturk

Historical Orders of Battle:
Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List:
Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
See table above.

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
Not applicable.

More Information


To be added


World Air Power Journal No.17 p.156


Official Turkish Police webpage


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