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Squaring the circle

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Squaring the circle

Have you ever wondered why a certain unit is deployed at a specific time and to a specific location? Far from being a random or casual decision, the reason behind this designation is the result of a complex fitting together of pieces, which has to allow a response to all the commitments that the units of the Army have at both the internal and international level. Bearing in mind that these commitments include foreign operations - as part of NATO, the United Nations and the European Union -, participating in multinational structures, supporting civilian authorities and the permanent national contingency plans which require them to keep forces available for surveillance and presence tasks.

Two friendly teams in the Spanish field

Monday, March 9, 2020

Two friendly teams in the Spanish field

The Dutch and Spanish Special Operations teams train in the ‘San Gregorio’ Training Centre and share procedures regarding their upcoming deployment in Afghanistan, where both will provide troops.

Mali, the most human side

Monday, February 17, 2020

Mali, the most human side

Throughout November, the ‘King Alfonso the 13th Brigade, II in the Legion, took over in Mali. As the majority of the 15th Spanish contingent, they gave continuity to the European Union’s Training Mission, and to those projects which were being developed. Although the Spaniards’ main job is to provide a protection force and train the Malian soldiers, they cannot leave out the most human side of the mission, which is carried out by the Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) team

Upgrading tracked APCs

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Upgrading tracked APCs

The Army is making progress with its plans to modernise the tracked APCs (Armoured Personnel Carriers), a piece of equipment which is enjoying a new life thanks to the transformation of existing models into new ones, allowing them to respond to the operative needs of the units.

The Army’s plan in the Balearic Isles

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Army’s plan in the Balearic Isles

The Balearic Security Plan reinforces the military presence in parts of the archipelago between May and September.

Testing the new Alakran

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Testing the new Alakran

The army is moving towards its 2035 goals by implementing and testing new equipment which will bring it closer to meeting its future needs. As the driving force behind the experiments for the Force 35 programme, the ‘Alfonso XIII’ Brigade, 2nd of the Legion, has been the pioneering unit in the evaluation of the Alakran, a mortar mounted in a light vehicle, developed by NTGS (New Technologies Global Systems) from the Everis group. The system has an 81/120 millimetre mortar fire capacity, although the tests focused on using 120mm.

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