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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.

As we were saying yesterday… 525 years later

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

As we were saying yesterday… 525 years later

The post of sergeant is almost as old as the army itself. It was at the end of the 15th century, as a result of the creation of the first modern army, when the sergeants started to take the first steps up a ladder which took centuries to solidify into the non-commissioned officer (NCO) structure.

It was May in Ifni

Monday, July 22, 2019

It was May in Ifni

It’s May 2019 in Murcia, the place where the first paratrooper to be decorated with the Individual Military Medal, now 87 years old, thinks back on his long life knowing that one spring, many years ago, he had an epic adventure which he responded to in an epic way. It is May and he knows that the best people he’s ever known have passed away in May. He remembers…

On land and in the sky

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

On land and in the sky

The paratrooper capacity is part of the 6th ‘Almogaveres’ Brigade’s DNA, but its contribution to the 2020 Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) is comprised of a unit, with support from the artillery and sappers.

A window to tomorrow

Monday, June 3, 2019

A window to tomorrow

The International Defence and Security Trade Fair in Madrid was an unprecedented success, with 1150 exhibitors and its sight set on the Army’s future for the year 2035

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