736 Naval Air Squadron

As the Royal Navy’s maritime aggressor squadron, the pilots of 736 NAS provide airborne threat simulations that allow for realistic training at sea.

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Facts & figures

1,000+ km/h

Top speed

9.39 metres


2,250+ km


Our base

Our base

RNAS Culdrose

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736 Naval Air Squadron's role

Equipped with 14 Hawk T1 twin seat fast jet aircraft, 736 Naval Air Squadron’s primary role is to provide simulated ship attacks and airborne interception training for the Royal Navy’s units in the run-up to deployment.

The skilled pilots of 736 NAS use their jets to simulate enemy fighter aircraft and high-speed sea-skimming missiles. They also fly missions for the students of the Royal Navy School of Fighter Control, controlling and guiding the friendly fighter assets assigned to a group of ships.

Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Commander M Deavin

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