A naval air station is a military airbase, and consists of a permanent land-based operations locations for the military aviation division of the relevant branch of a navy. These bases are populated by squadrons and their support commands.
The term "Naval Air Station" is used by many countries' navies, such as the United States Navy, Royal Australian Navy, UK's Royal Navy. The French Navy use Base d'aéronautique navale or BAN (Naval aéronautics base) or commonly called aeronavale base.
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