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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.

Intense heat challenges shooters’ aim

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Intense heat challenges shooters’ aim

It wasn’t 40 years or the Sinai desert, but the participants in the 5th edition of Desert Sniper have also faced a tough test. Above all, they were challenged by the heat, but this was the idea behind taking them to the ‘Chinchilla’ Centre for Training (CENAD, to use it’s Spanish acronym) in Albacete, in the middle of July, the hottest and driest month of the year in this part of Spain.

Castor put to the test

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Castor put to the test

The new sapper Pizarro, developed by General Dynamics European land Systems, begins its tests with the designated pilot unit, the 10th Sapper Battalion.

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