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1710 Naval Air Squadron

1710 Naval Air Squadron delivers scientific and engineering support to UK Armed forces aircraft worldwide.

With no aircraft of its own, 1710 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) delivers scientific and engineering support to military aviation. The Squadron is complimented by a mixture of Tri-Service uniformed personnel and field-leading scientists, who have the combined experience, knowledge, and expertise required to keep airframes flying and enhance aircraft capability.

Members of the Squadron deploy across the world – including in Royal Navy ships – to support military aviation. 1710 NAS has the specialist skills and facilities to repair and modify aircraft as well as provide scientific advice and engineering monitoring.

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1710 Naval Air Squadron's role

Split across 4 Departments - Materials, Monitoring, Repair and Modifications - the Squadron’s role is to:

  • Monitor aircraft for corrosion and wear by testing fuels and lubricants for “wear debris”.
  • Support aircraft vibration monitoring, to sustain the life of military airframes.
  • Provide scientific advice, testing and experimentation on aircraft materials.
  • Conduct structural repairs to recover military Helicopters and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, including on operations worldwide. 
  • Provide subject matter expert advice on Non-Destructive Testing.
  • Design and manufacture aircraft modifications to enhance the capability of military aviation.

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