support equipment. All aircraft equipment and systems not specified above are the responsibility of the
Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit (NAESU).
NAVAL AVIATION ENGINEERING SERVICE UNIT (NAESU). NAESU provides field
engineering assistance and instruction in installation, repair, and operation of all types of aviation systems
and equipment to naval aviation fleet and shore activities throughout the world. This is accomplished by
detachments (NAESU DETs) at the following locations:
Barbers Point, Hawaii
Moffett Field, Calif.
New Orleans, La.
New River, N.C.
Cecil Field, Fla.
Cherry Point, N.C.
China Lake, Calif.
Corpus Christi, Tex.
Patuxent River, Md.
Cubi Point, Philippines
Point Mugu, Calif.
El Toro, Calif.
San Diego, Calif.
South Weymouth, Mass.
Whidbey Island, Wash.
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
Willow Grove, Pa.
Key West, Fla.
CARRIER AND FIELD SERVICE UNITS (CAFSUs). CAFSUs furnish technical guidance
and assistance to shipyards, ship repair facilities, and shore and fleet personnel concerning the
installation, operation, maintenance, and testing of shipboard NAVAIR equipment. This equipment
includes catapults, arresting gear, visual landing aids, flight deck lighting, pilot landing aid television
(PLAT) systems, Fresnel-lens optical landing systems (FLOLS), and integrated launch and recovery
television surveillance (ILARTS) systems.
CAFSUs are under the administrative control of the Naval Air Engineering Center (NAEC),
Lakehurst, N.J., and are located at the following activities:
NAS Norfolk, Va.
SRF Subic Bay, Philippines
NAVSTA Mayport, Fla.
NAEC Philadelphia, Pa.
NAF Naples, Italy
SRF Yokosuka, Japan
NAS North Island, Calif.
NAS Alemeda, Calif.
INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES (IMAs).Afloat IMAs (tenders and repair
ships) and shore IMAs (SIMAs) provide maintenance support for repairs beyond the capabilities of ship's
force. IMAs also have facilities for test equipment calibration and emergency parts manufacture.
Electrical, electronic, and ordnance repair divisions provide repairs on various equipment including
gyrocompasses, navigational equipment, film projectors, internal communications, sonar, radar, IFF,