Spain Practices Amphibous Landings in Exercise BALEAREX19

November 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – From last Tuesday 05 to November 19, the exercise “BALEAREX-19” is being carried out in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and in the Balearic archipelago, under the command of the General Commandant of the Marine Corps, HE. Mr. Antonio Planells Palau. The exercise will take place in a realistic scenario, executing an amphibious operation that will involve planning and conducting a crisis response operation in a multi-threat scenario. An amphibious operation is an operation launched from the sea by surface and / or…

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Patiño returns to Ferrol from Operation Atalanta

Google translation Combat supply vessel “Patiño” returned to Ferrol May 10th after completing her participation in the operation “Atalanta” of the European Union, which began last November. This deployment, which is the third carried out by the “Patiño” in the operation, has had a total duration of 188 days, constituting the longest since the delivery of the ship to the Navy. The act of reception was chaired by the Chief Admiral of the Military Arsenal of Ferrol. The “Patiño”, under the command of the frigate captain Ricardo Jaime Fernández López,…

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Juan Sebastian de Elcano Begins XC Instruction Cruise

Google Translation On the morning of yesterday, February 11, the School Ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ sailed from the port of Cádiz to start his XC Crucero de Instrucción. At the official exit, presided by the Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral General Teodoro López Calderón, attended the main civil and military authorities of the area. [smartslider3 slider=63] The ship, commanded by the captain Ignacio Paz García, has a crew consisting of 21 officers, 21 noncommissioned officers, 127 soldiers of the Mariner and Troop scale, and 2 civilian…

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Blas de Lezo & Numancia Participated in WASSEX-ASWEX with US & Portuguese Navies

Google Translation From 19 to 23 January, the Numancia Frigate (F-83) and the Frigate Blas de Lezo (F-103), of the Spanish Navy, participated in the international exercise organized by the American Navy, Wassex-Aswex-18, together to vessels of the Portuguese Navy and US NAVY. The maneuvers were carried out on the west coast of Portugal. In addition, an American submarine and a P8 maritime patrol aircraft participated in the exercises. The main objective of the maneuvers was the training in surface war and anti-submarine warfare. At the same time, it sought…

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Inauguration of the exhibition “Sea of ​​wings” in the Naval Museum

Google Translation The Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy inaugurated during the morning of today in the Naval Museum, the temporary exhibition “Sea of ​​Wings”, of which the Admiral D. Javier Pery Paredes is commissioner. It was also attended by the General Head of the Air Staff, General Air Javier Salto Martínez-Avial. [smartslider3 slider=47] During his presentation, Admiral Pery, raised the current sample as a complement to what has already been written and published on Spanish Naval Aviation. Through a chronological development he highlighted both the most important milestones…

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ESPS Numancia Departs for Kiel to join SNMG-1

Google Translation From 2 September to 9 November the Numancia Frigate (F-83) will be integrated with eight ships of seven different nationalities in the Northern European NATO Immediate Response Force (SNMG-1, in its initials in English) . The vessel will be dismissed in an act presided over by the Admiral of Naval Action, Vice Admiral Antonio Martorell Lacave with the assistance of friends and relatives of the crew. The purpose of the deployment is to form part of NATO’s Immediate Reaction Force on its maritime side, as Spain’s contribution and…

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Tofiño finalizes hydrographic campaign in waters of Barbate

Google Translation On August 11, the hydrographic vessel “Tofiño” (A-32) returned to the Naval Base of Rota, after finalizing the hydrographic campaign that had been carried out in waters of the cove of Barbate since last 26 July. In the port and inlet of Barbarte there is a considerable maritime traffic, as much of the fleets fishing and sport as of cabotage, mainly with the port of Ceuta. In addition, in this port there is an important commercial activity, oriented to the support of the trappings that are stilled in…

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Infanta Cristina deploys on the west coast of Africa

Google Translation The senior patrolman “Infanta Cristina” sailed on 16 August from its base in Cartagena to take part until December 16, 2017, in various cooperation activities with countries on the west coast of the African continent, which the Ministry of Defense And the Navy are developing in the framework of the Defense Diplomacy Plan. During these four months of deployment, the Infanta Cristina Navy will carry out cooperation activities with the countries bordering the Gulf of Guinea for the development of its naval capabilities, with the aim of promoting…

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Admiral General Teodoro Esteban López Calderón takes office as Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy

Google Translation               April 3, 2017 – Admiral General Teodoro Esteban López Calderón has taken office this afternoon as Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy (AJEMA) in a ceremony presided over by the Defense Minister, Maria Dolores de Cospedal, in the Navy Headquarters. Before a formation of sailors and marines, Admiral General Jaime Muñoz-Delgado and Diaz of the River has kissed the Flag, thus saying goodbye to the national flag.               The inauguration ceremony was then held. In…

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