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  • 15 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Marine Corps Special Naval Warfare Force (FGNE in its Spanish initials) exercised with the Spanish 5th Aircraft Squadron made up of Sikorsky SH-3D helicopters in Cartagena, Spain. The purpose of the training exercise was to implement common operational procedures and enhance interoperability between different naval and MC elements. The exercises consisted of sharp-shooting from helicopters, […]

  • 14 May 2015

    The Spanish Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Mr Miguel Angel Fernandez-Palacios Martinez, and the Spanish Ambassador to the UAE, His Excellency Mr. José Eugenio Salarich Fernández-Valderrama, recently visited Spanish warships, ESPS Galicia and ESPS Infanta Cristina. The two warships are currently deployed in the Horn of Africa as part of […]

  • 26 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy will include Marine Corps Eastern Tercio and the Algameca Naval Station in its research on the use of graphene in ballistic protection systems. The Navy is conducting this research jointly with the Cartagena Polytechnic University (UPCT) in Spain. Composed of a multidisciplinary team of UPCT researchers and the Ministry of Defense’s Weapons and Material […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    During their recent port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed the Spanish Chief of Defence Staff, General Admiral Fernando García Sánchez, on board. General Admiral García Sánchez was accompanied by several military officials, including the Fleet Admiral and Joint Operations Commander. The Chief of Defence congratulated the Spanish Navy crew for […]

  • 31 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Peruvian Navy, in collaboration with the Spanish Navy, has commissioned their new training ship Unión. The commissioning ceremony, attended by the Spanish Minister of Defense and the Chief of Naval Staff, took place January 27. As of July 2014, a Spanish Navy officer and a non-commissioned officer (NCO) were assigned to the Peruvian Navy as […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The oceanographic research ship (BIO in its Spanish initials) ‘Hespérides’ set sail from her home port in Cartagena on October 20th to participate in the 28th Antarctic campaign. 15 research projects will be carried out, nine of them financed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Competitiveness. This year’s campaign is expected to last 100 […]

  • 19 October 2015

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Centinela left Dakar Naval Base, Senegal, on Tuesday towards the Gulf of Guinea, after a 16-day round of exercises with the Senegalese Navy. The scheduled activities included diving, first aid, damage control and VBSS drills. These activities are framed within the Spanish Defense Diplomacy Plan and the European Union Strategy. In these […]

  • 10 September 2015

    Around 2,650 Spanish Navy servicemen, 12 surface ships, a submarine, 4 helicopters, 2 fixed-wing aircraft and Marine Corps units will take part in the biggest NATO deployment of the last decade – Trident Juncture 2015. This training activity will extend from October 3rd to November 6th bringing together more than 30,000 people from 30 nations. […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy patrol boat ‘Alborán’ has returned to Cartagena after a 40-day deployment participating in this year’s NEAFC (North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission) seasonal campaign in the Irminger Sea, 210 miles south of Iceland. The Spanish Navy conducted 20 inspections of trawlers from different nationalities – Russian, Norwegian, Faroese, Icelandic, German and Spanish – to […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Spanish Navy has concluded integration trials of the Unmanned Air Vehicle ‘Skeldar V-200’ in Canary Islands waters on board the Maritime Action Ship (BAM in its Spanish initials) ‘Relámpago’ before deploying in the theatre of operations. As of mid-September, the UAV is scheduled to operate from the BAM ‘Meteoro’, currently deployed in the Indian […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy’s vessels SPS Canarias (F86) and SPS Patiño A14 deployed for NATO’s Operation Active Endeavour on January 26. The vessels deployed from Rota Naval Base, and are expected to take part in the operation during February. They will be integrated in Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). Operation Active Endeavour efforts started in 2001 and include […]

  • 25 May 2017

    The Spanish Navy-operated research ship ‘Hespérides’ returned to her homeport in Cartagena on May 23, concluding the 30th Spanish Antarctic campaign. During the almost six months Hesperides spent at sea, scientists carried out 17 projects, mostly related to climate change. Rotating on the ship, more than 200 scientists and technicians from 15 nations performed their research under […]

  • 7 April 2016

    Spanish Navy’s roll-on/roll-off  light transport ship El Camino Español arrived in Cartagena, Spain after a 32-day deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean. The ship provided logistic support to the ongoing Spanish Army operations in the Lebanon and Turkey. El Camino Español departed Cartagena March 7 and after a call at Valencia,Spain to load different cargo, vehicles and materiel, […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish and U.S. Navy mine countermeasures units participated in a bilateral exercise which took place in Cartagena, Spain.  Participating units included a U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal team (EOD) and a Spanish Navy mine countermeasures (MCM) diving unit. The drills consisted of day and night mine hunting, demolition of underwater obstacles and disposal of floating […]

  • 25 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Spanish Navy’s Galicia-class landing platform dock ESPS Castilla got underway from her homeport at Rota Naval Base on July 19 to join the counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa. ESPS Castilla will operate two SH-60 helicopters from the 10th aircraft squadron during the deployment and host a Marine Corps security squad and a […]

  • 2 January 2014

    The flagship of NATO’s anti-piracy operation ‘Ocean Shield’, Spanish F-100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán, welcomed aboard the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. The Prime Minister was hosted by rear-admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río, commander of the operation, who briefed the PM on the activities carried out by the allied task force. Spanish Navy Rear-admiral Eugenio […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Tuesday 25 November the outgoing 20th Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft Contingent held a Transfer of Authority (TOA) ceremony with the 21st Contingent team to hand over their counter-piracy duties in the Horn of Africa. The ceremony took place at the French Air Base in Djibouti. The military ceremony was presided over by the Spanish […]

  • 3 March 2015

    Members of the Spanish “Infanteria de Marina” or Spanish navy marines celebrated their service’s 478th birthday, while aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) Feb. 27. Five Spanish navy marines are aboard Spearhead to support Africa Partnership Station 2015, enhancing training capabilities and interoperability with the other 21 partner nation […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Six European countries are taking part in a mine countermeasures exercise Spanish Minex 2015. The exercise, which commenced yesterday, May 18, will last until May 28. A total of nine vessels, four aircraft and about 500 sailors are taking part in these operations off La Manga and Alicante, Spain. Spanish Minex, organized annually by the Spanish Navy, […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ship (AOR) Cantabria arrived at her home port in Ferrol, Spain on April 1 after after spending two months integrated into the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1). The ship operated in North Sea waters under command of Spanish Navy Rear-admiral José E. Delgado who directed the group from the Spanish frigate Álvaro de Bazán. The […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Spanish LHD Juan Carlos I is certifying her flight deck to operate the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft for the forthcoming international joint-combined exercise Trident Juncture in October and November. These aircraft come from the US Marine Corps VMM-261 detachment currently deployed in the Spanish Morón Air Base as part of the Special Purpose MAGTF-Crisis […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ESPS Serviola returned to her home port in Ferrol, Spain, after taking part in different cooperation activities in West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea. The cooperative security activities with regional navies are organized by the Spanish Ministry of Defense and the Spanish Navy under the Spanish Defense Diplomacy Plan. During this deployment, […]

  • 28 May 2014

    The Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Tarifa’ has just departed from Cartagena to participate in the International Joint Deployment Plan in the Western Mediterranean Sea to monitor the fishing campaign of the Bluefin Tuna. This operation forms part of the European Fishing Agency initiative.   The ‘Tarifa’ will control the Spanish fishing grounds located […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Navy Scimitar-class fast patrol boat has reportedly fired warning shots at a Spanish patrol vessel as it was harassing a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine. USS Florida, an Ohio-class submarine, was trying to dock in Gibraltar when the Spanish vessel crossed its path two times, whereafter HMS Sabre fired flares to force the Spanish boat to leave, British […]

  • 1 August 2013

    Spain assumed command of the Spanish-Italian Amphibious Force (SIAF) and the Spanish-Italian Landing Force (SILF) during a change of command ceremony on board the aircraft carrier ‘Giuseppe Garibaldi’ at Mar Grande de Tarento Naval Base (Italy) held on July 31. The ceremony was presided over by the Spanish Fleet Commander and his Italian counterpart. After […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy is participating in exercise Cartago 2015, September 7 – 11, off the coast of Murcia, oriented towards the implementation of submarine rescue procedures. The exercise is should improve coordination at sea between Spanish Navy ships and Public Administration agencies with responsibilities in the maritime domain. In the five-day exercise, a supposedly damaged submarine will […]

  • 8 November 2017

    A Royal Navy fast patrol boat challenged and escorted a larger Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel which entered territorial waters of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. HMS Scimitar intercepted ESPS Infanta Cristina on Wednesday morning off the east coast of Gibraltar. UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the incident to The Sun, adding that the […]

  • 5 June 2013

    On May 31, the Tercio de Armada in San Fernando (Cádiz) welcomed the Spanish Marine Corps Expeditionary Force (FIMEX LH-XVIII) detached in Lebanon, and the Spanish Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) from Afghanistan (ASPFOR XXXII), once their missions were accomplished: ‘Libre Hidalgo’ and ‘Romeo Alfa’ respectively. The ceremony was presided over by the Chief of […]