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Arakkonam Naval Air Station
IAF Tu-142 and Il-38.jpg
Indian Navy Tu-142 and IL-38SD stationed at Arakkonam Naval Air Station
IATA: noneICAO: VOAR
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Indian Armed Forces
Location Arakkonam
Elevation AMSL 265 ft / 81 m
Coordinates 13°04′16″N 079°41′28″E / 13.07111°N 79.69111°E / 13.07111; 79.69111
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 13,460 4,103 Concrete/Bitumen

Arakkonam Naval Air Station (IATA: N/AICAO: VOAR) is located near Arakkonam in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The runway is the third longest in India after the Indira Gandhi International Airport and Hyderabad International Airport..

The Indian Navy's 312 Squadron based at Arkonam operates eight Tupolev Tu-142MK-E Aircraft (Bear F mod 3 export variant). The aircraft entered service in the Indian Air Force in 1986 and are equipped for maritime patrol and Anti-Surface Warfare, reconnaissance, air-sea rescue and search and rescue.

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