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  • 17 April 2014
    Training & Education

    This past weekend, NATO’s counter-piracy flagship, ESPS CRISTOBAL COLON, engaged with the Royal Omani Navy and the European Union Naval Force’s (EUNAVFOR) counter-piracy task force commander (CTF-465) following a port visit to Salalah, Oman.   COLON departed Salalah on Saturday 12 April 2014 and conducted a series of exercises with the Royal Omani Navy corvette […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Force Commander of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, met with his counterpart from the Counter Piracy Mission Operation Ocean Shield, Rear Admiral Eugenio Diaz Del Rio.   Both Admirals met on the NATO Flagship, the Spanish frigate ESPS Cristobal Colon, to establish contact and discuss the […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The biennial multinational naval exercise NAIAS 2018 came to a close on September 21, after a week of maneuvers in the Aegean Sea. Participating units trained in multi-threat warfare events, including anti-asymmetric warfare, maritime interdiction and counter-terrorist events. The scenario of NAIAS 18 reflected the contemporary challenges threatening the maritime security. Units from Greece, Egypt, Albania, […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The NATO counter-piracy flagship ESPS Cristobal Colon helped to provide specialised training to the Royal Omani Navy in the port of Salalah.   On Sunday, 1 June 2014, Captain Amor Humaid Al Zakwani, Commander of the Royal Oman Navy Southern Area, accompanied by several other officers from the Fast Patrol Boat AL BAT’NAH and the […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s F-100 AEGIS-equipped frigate Cristóbal Colón arrived at her home port in Ferrol, Spain on August 2 after a 45-day deployment to North American waters where the ship carried out weapon systems trials. Cristóbal Colón visited the U.S. Naval Base of Norfolk for combat system ship qualification trials (CSSQT) and to test her missile firing system. The qualification […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Australia’s minister for defence industry visited a Spanish Navy frigate downselected for the Future Frigate programme on Friday to inspect the capabilities of the ship. Minister Christopher Pyne went aboard the F-100 frigate ESPS Cristobal Colon for a tour of the ship and an update on the progress of mutual training being conducted with the Royal Australian Navy. […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón (F-105) returned home to Naval Base Ferrol, Spain, on August 10 after spending three month in Australia where the ship’s crew helped prepare Australian sailors to operate the Aegis combat system. Just the like the future HMAS Hobart, the first of three new air warfare destroyers the Australian Navy is […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Training & Education

    On Monday, 1 April 2014, the NATO counter-piracy task force (CTF-508) frigates ESPS CRISTOBAL COLON and ITS FRANCESCO MIMBELLI conducted an Air Defence Exercise (ADEX) with USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH and USS PHILIPPINE SEA, testing their surface warfare and anti-air warfare skills.   Before commencing the exercises, CTF-508 Rear Admiral (ESP N) Eugenio Diaz del […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s Aegis-equipped frigate Cristóbal Colón (F-105), the most modern Spanish warship, recently fired SM-2 and Evolved SeaSparrow missiles off the U.S. East Coast during a test attended by the Spanish Navy Chief and the Minister of Defense. The ship is currently in the process of testing and certifying her combat system. After a readiness period at sea, Ferrol, Spain […]

  • 28 August 2018

    Spanish Navy’s F-100 frigate Cristóbal Colón got underway from her homeport in Ferrol on August 25 to join NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean Sea. The Aegis-equipped frigate will first contribute to the maritime situational awareness picture and counter-terrorism operations in the Med as part of operation Sea Guardian. Cristóbal Colón will then join other […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate Cristóbal Colón is scheduled to embark on a long-term deployment to Australia on January 9. Under an agreement between the two navies, the Aegis-equipped frigate will spend 120 days in Australia where it will help train future Australian Hobart-class destroyer sailors of the Australian Navy. By integrating into the Australian Navy […]

  • 24 March 2017

    Spanish Navy’s Aegis-equipped frigate Cristobal Colon arrived in Sydney on Friday as part of her role in preparing Australian Navy sailors for the operation of Australia’s first Aegis destroyer Hobart. The frigate was escorted into Sydney Harbour by Royal Australian Navy ships Darwin, Melbourne and Parramatta. Commanding Officer Hobart Captain John Stavridis said the opportunity to […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s F-105 frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón is on her way home after she spent the last four months stationed in Australia helping Royal Australian Navy sailors get acquainted with the Aegis combat system. During her time embedded with the Royal Australian Navy fleet she welcomed more than 200 Australian sailors who will later form the ship’s company […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Training & Education

    During the afternoon of May 6th, the Nimitz-class aircraft-carrier ‘George H. Bush’, the Ticonderoga-class destroyer ‘Philippine Sea’ and the F-100 frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ carried out an exercise in the Arabian Sea to enhance joint training in air defense procedures.   Before the exercise the chief of operations of the ‘Philippine Sea’ embarked on the frigate […]

  • 3 January 2017

    Navy to navy talks between the Australian and Spanish navies have allowed an Australian Navy officer to be promoted on board a Spanish warship. Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan led the Australian delegation to Spain, and the program included a visit to the Arsenal Naval Base in Ferrol, North West Spain where […]

  • 24 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warships from New Zealand, Spain and Italy will all be joining Royal Australian Navy ships for one of Australia’s largest maritime warfare exercises. More than 17 ships and aircraft are gathering on the Western Australian coast for the inaugural exercise Ocean Explorer. The Spanish Armada’s ESPS Cristobal Colon, as well as New Zealand’s HMNZ Ships Te […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s Navantia-built frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón arrived in Perth, Australia with the aim of integrating into the Royal Australian Navy. Apart from training and navy to navy engagements, another reason for the F-100 frigate to visit Australia was the fact that Spanish shipbuilder Navantia is one of the designers shortlisted for the design of the Australian Navy’s […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Rear-Admiral (ESP N) Eugenio Diaz Del Rio, Commander Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2), handed over command of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD task force (TF 508) to Commodore (Royal Danish Navy) Aage Buur Jensen, Commander SNMG1 during an operational handover in Souda Bay on Saturday, 14 June 2014.   The two Commanders and their […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships form the navies of Spain, Italy, and the US got underway from the French naval base in Toulon on February 3 to join the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle and ships form its carrier strike group on their final pre-deployment exercise. The carrier is on the final leg of deployment preparations after […]

  • 27 February 2014

    The Spanish frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105) departed La Graña Naval Station on February 24 to relieve the frigate ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ (F-101) as command ship of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2).   After successfully completing an operational qualification period, the ‘Cristóbal Colón’ will carry out the final (MAR – JUL) of the three […]

  • 4 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding amphibious drills with U.S. Marines off Guam recently, French Navy ships FS Mistral and FS Courbet trained with Australian and Spanish Navy ships in Australian waters. The French ships engaged Australian ships Success and Parramatta and the Spanish Navy’s Cristobal Colon in waters to the north of Darwin. The ships conducted a number of exercises […]

  • 28 May 2014

    The boarding squad of the Spanish Navy frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105) visited a ‘dhow’-type fishing boat north of the IRTC (Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor) in the Arabian Sea.    The ‘dhow’ was sailing back to her Iranian home port with 16 people on board: 13 Iranian and 3 Pakistani fishermen, after 70 days at sea […]

  • 14 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Following a readiness period in her homeport in Ferrol, Spain, the AEGIS frigate Cristóbal Colón (F-105) is set to sail towards Norfolk, Virginia for a month and a half deployment along with a U.S. Navy destroyer for combat system ship qualification trials (CSSQT). These trials will take place in the Wallops Island range off the coast of […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Whilst conducting counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa different nations from different task forces often meet. In this case the US supply ship USNS Joshua Humphreys from Task Force 53 provided two flagships with fuel.   FGS Brandenburg flagship of the EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta took station on the supplier’s left and […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105), flagship of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2) is currently participating in operation ‘Ocean Shield’ fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean.   In the course of a scheduled port of call in the Seychelles Islands, the ship conducted a series of training activities with sixteen students from the local […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ set sail from the Sarayburnu pier in Istanbul to participate in the counter-terrorist operation ‘Active Endeavour’ in the Mediterranean Sea.   The ship is integrated into NATO’s Standing Naval Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2) along with the Canadian frigate ‘Regina’ and the Turkish frigate ‘Kemalreis’. During the next two weeks […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105) arrived at Ferrol after 136 days away from her home base integrated into the Second Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-2).   During those days the ship participated in the counter-piracy operation ‘Ocean Shield’ in the Indian Ocean and the counter-terrorist operation ‘Active Endeavour’ in the Mediterranean Sea. The […]

  • 9 July 2014

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) is now under the leadership of the United States following a Change of Command Ceremony in Malaga, Spain on Tuesday, 8 July 2014.   For the last 12 months, SNMG2 has been under control of Spain, specifically Rear Admiral Eugenio Diaz del Rio and his three flagships, BLAZ DE […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105) has participated in a ballistic missile defense (BMD) exercise in the Mediterranean Sea on June 26th and 27th, providing air protection to the US Navy cruiser ‘USS Vella Gulf’ (CG-72) whose combat system is capable of intercepting ballistic targets outside the earth’s atmosphere.   In the course of the exercise […]