FLEET AIR RECONNAISSANCE
SQUADRON TWO VQ-2 "BATMEN"
121s and EP-3s alongside its Skywarriors to provide electronic reconnaissance for the Sixth Fleet. In addition to its normal operations, including regular deployments since 1965 aboard carriers operating in the Mediterranean, and in the Atlantic, VQ-2 has undertaken several notable deployments: a deployment to NAS Key West, Florida, in the fall of 1962 to provide SIGINT during the Cuban crisis the deployment of Det Bravo to Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, for four years beginning in 1965; and deployments to the Eastern Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean during various contingencies (including the confrontation with Libya during April, 1986). Skywarrior models operated by VQ-2 have included the A3D-1Q, A3D-2Q/EA-3B, and TA-3B.