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Spanis Navy 17,943

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

incl Naval Aviation and Marines
Navy 1 comd HQ located at Madrid; 1 Strike Group; 1 Naval Aviation Flotilla;
 
AIRCRAFT CARRIERS CVS

1 Principe de Asturias (capacity 10 AV-8B Harrier II FGA ac /AV-8B Harrier II Plus FGA ac; 8 SH-3 Sea King ASW hel; 2 HU-18 (Bell 212) utl hel

 
PRINCIPAL AMPHIBIOUS 2 LPD SHIPS

2 Galicia (capacity 6 AB-212 or 4 SH-3D Sea King; 4 LCM or 6 LCVP; 130 APC or 33 MBT; 450 troops)

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Naval Aviation 814 (Arma Aerea de la Armada Espanola)

Flying hours 150 hrs/year on AV-8B Harrier II FGA ac; 200 hrs/year on hel

 
AIRCRAFT17 combat capable. Total 28 Aircrafts.

Fighter Ground Attack1 sqn with 16 FGA ac:

12 AV-8B Harrier II Plus (VA-1B);
4 AV-8B Harrier II

Training1 flt with 1 Trg ac:

1 TAV-8B Harrier on lease (USMC)
 
Maritime Patrol 1 sqn with 7 Mp ac:
7 P-3 Orion
 
Liaison & Transport 4 Tpt ac:
1 Cessna 650 Citation VII (U-21)
3 Cessna 550 Citation II (U-20)

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HELICOPTER 24 combat capable. Total 45 Helicopters.

Anti-Submarine Warfare 1 sqn with 24 ASW hel:

1 sqn with 9 SH-3D Sea King (HS-9);
1 sqn with 12 SH- 60B Seahawk (HS-23)
 
Electronic Warfare 1 sqn with 3 EW hel:
3 SH-3G Sea King (AEW)

Utility 1 sqn with 8 COMD/Tpt hel:

8 Bell-212ASW (HU-18 );

Training1 sqn with 10 Trg hel:

10 Hughes 500MD (HS-13)

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MISSILES
 
ASM AGM-119 Penguin, AGM-65G Maverick
 
AAM AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-9L Sidewinder

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FACILITIES

Bases Located at El Ferrol, Rota (Fleet HQ), Cartagena (ALMART HQ, Maritime Action), Las Palmas (Canary Islands), Mahon (Menorca), Porto Pi (Mallorca)

 
Naval Air Stations
Located at Mahón (Menorca), Porto Pi (Mallorca)
 
Navy – Maritime Action Force

Navy Canary Islands Maritime Command (Cadiz) Maritime Action Units Command (Ferrol) Maritime Action Command, Balear Islands Maritime Area

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Marines Air Defence Systems 5,300
AD • 1 arty bn
SAM • MANPAD 12 Mistral

 
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   Spain AF News:

Successful ESA-EDA flight demonstration on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

• Successful ESA-EDA flight demonstration on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems  (26.4.2013)

C295 demonstrates release of Marte missile

• C295 demonstrates release of Marte missile  (15.4.2013)

Spain, Norway Axe Joint Satellite Program

• Spain, Norway Axe Joint Satellite Program  (27.9.2012)


• Airbus C295 Wins Spanish Civil Certification  (13.7.2012)

• Crash Of C-101 In Spain Kills 2 Pilots  (26.4.2012)

• Thales Offers Spanish UAV for Coastal Surveillance  (10.2.2012)

• Spanish Navy to extend life of AB212 fleet
 (12.1.2012)

• Eurofighter delivers to the Spanish Air Force the Typhoon nr. 300
 (18.10.2011)

• Spanish Maritime Safety Agency orders a Eurocopter EC225 helicopter
 (14.9.2011)

• Spanish Maritime Safety Agency orders a Eurocopter EC225 helicopter
 (14.9.2011)

• IPA4 Eurofighter logs 500 flight hours
 (11.2.2011)


 

 



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