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Fleet Air Arm

Fleet Air Arm

Securing the seas. Fighting terrorism. Aiding troop landings on hostile shores. Spearheading missions for the entire Royal Navy.

F35 Lightning and Wildcat helicopter on the deck of an aircraft carrier

The sky is never the limit

Technologically-advanced aircraft and world-leading expertise. Our Fleet Air Arm delivers the air power required to maintain the UK’s influence over sea, air and land.

Unlike other forces operating by air, we have a unique advantage: floating platforms that bring our helicopters and jets to waters around the world - opening up our reach and giving us the freedom and agility to operate our aircraft from wherever they’re needed.
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Three Merlin helicopters line up at RNAS Yeovilton

Striking from above

Attacking on the offensive. Hunting submarines. Intercepting suspect craft.

From combat missions to humanitarian aid, we’re ready to strike and support our global operations at a moment’s notice.

With some of the world’s most advanced rotary and fixed wing aircraft, the Fleet Air Arm gives us the upper hand in the most testing environments.

Meet the fleet

Leading front-line combat, hunting enemies and transporting troop vehicles. Our extensive fleet of aircraft is integral to operations across the globe.
Flight deck officer onboard the HMS Prince of Wales launches F-35 Lightning
Future aircraft

809 Naval Air Squadron

The first Royal Navy formation to fly the fearsome new Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

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Helicopter squadrons

Support & training

Where we operate

Map of the world

Join the Fleet Air Arm

Ready to soar? You could be supporting, working on - or even flying - some of the world’s most advanced aircraft.

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