Allied Forces Prepare for the Start of Exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield 2021

May 1, 2021 – The Spanish Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón (F-105) is this year’s designated flagship for the execution of Exercise At-Sea Demonstration/Formidable Shield 2021, scheduled to take place May 15 to June 3. At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield is a U.S. Sixth Fleet-led exercise, conducted by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), in which NATO Allies are…

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Spain Deploys Cristobal Colon to SNMG2

November 4, 2020 – Today the farewell ceremony for the frigate Cristóbal Colón (F-105) took place at the Ferrol Arsenal, which was chaired by the Commander of the 31st Surface Squadron, Captain Santiago Vila Barrón. Due to the current situation of COVID-19, the act has been developed under a strict series of prevention measures. Christopher Columbus plans to arrive in…

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