The squadron was created, on September 9th 1974 at NAS Fréjus Saint-Raphaël in order to test new weapon systems (Alouette III and MAD/ Magnetic Anomally Detector). On January 14th 1975, it moved to Lanvéoc-Poulmic. The first WG-13 Lynx Mk 2s came within the squadron on October 3rd 1979. Those "birds" should be replaced around 2005-2010 by the new ASW helicopter, the NH-90 NFH.
Its initial mission was testing new ASW weapons. At present, it provides ASW missions from various ships (one or two per ship) which belong to the G.A.S.M. (Groupe d'Action Sous-Marine/ Anti-Submarine Action Group) based at NS Brest :
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