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Reports #DigitalTierra

  • New transport model

    jueves 28 de octubre de 2021

    New transport model

    It is an evolution of the Army's Integrated Logistics Management System, more visual and that allows users to have a global idea of the movements and the budget used.

  • Ready, set... Go!

    miércoles 14 de julio de 2021

    Ready, set... Go!

    The Tokyo Olympic Games will open on July the 23rd and the organization has established strict security measures to prevent COVID-19 infections among the members of the different nations that will participate in them.

  • New Threats, New Scenarios? Workshop

    martes 1 de junio de 2021

    New Threats, New Scenarios? Workshop

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the support of the Ministry of Defence, the European External Action Service of the European Union, the General Staff of the EU and the Ministries of Defence of Germany and France, has organized the workshop New Threats, New Scenarios?

  • C-130 Hércules

    miércoles 24 de febrero de 2021

    C-130 Hércules

    December 29th, 2020 is a day to be remembered forever, as it was the day that the T-10, an aircraft also known as the Lockheed C-130, last served in the Army.

  • EMMOE: 75 years at the top

    viernes 23 de octubre de 2020

    EMMOE: 75 years at the top

    From its privileged position at the base of The Pyrenees, the Mountain and Special Operations Military School stands out for having become a center of excellence the last 75 years.

  • Towards a 4.0 Army

    martes 12 de mayo de 2020

    Towards a 4.0 Army

    The second phase of the Digital Transformation Plan from the Ministry of Defence will allow for Army staff to be restructured towards more operative tasks.

  • On the front line

    viernes 17 de abril de 2020

    On the front line

    The Army’s cooperation in Operation ‘Balmis’ has increased and has been significantly strengthened in a key moment in the fight against the pandemic.

  • Squaring the circle

    miércoles 18 de marzo de 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

    lunes 9 de marzo de 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

    lunes 17 de febrero de 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

    miércoles 22 de enero de 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

    miércoles 30 de octubre de 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

    martes 20 de agosto de 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.

  • On land and in the sky

    jueves 8 de agosto de 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.

  • Intense heat challenges shooters’ aim

    martes 6 de agosto de 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

    martes 30 de julio de 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

    miércoles 24 de julio de 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

    lunes 22 de julio de 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…


    lunes 3 de junio de 2019


    The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has just celebrated 70 years since the signing of its founding treaty.

  • A window to tomorrow

    lunes 3 de junio de 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

  • Manoeuvre Function (II)

    viernes 17 de mayo de 2019

    Manoeuvre Function (II)

    The 35 Brigade must fight in the physical, virtual and cognitive domain. It therefore requires a range of different technologies to allow it to fulfill its mission as a decisive force.

  • Equipment listings

    viernes 26 de abril de 2019

    Equipment listings

    The army releases some equipment which it has acquired to meet specific needs and is testing others to assess their incorporation.

  • Maneuver Function (I)

    martes 23 de abril de 2019

    Maneuver Function (I)

    It will be critical to integrate the terrestrial manoeuver with that of the field of information in the future, and cyberwar will be an increasingly lethal threat.

  • From Gymnastics to Physical Education

    martes 2 de abril de 2019

    From Gymnastics to Physical Education

    Over 8,000 students have passed through the classrooms of the Central School of Physical Education (ECEF) since its creation, in 1919, on the initiative of the Minister of War, General Villalba.

  • Autonomous and Robotic Systems

    martes 19 de marzo de 2019

    Autonomous and Robotic Systems

    Soldiers on foot provided with exoeskeletons, unmanned logistical convoys or engineering machines that can operate on their own can seem science fiction nowadays, but they are not.


    martes 19 de febrero de 2019


    Anti-aircraft Defence (DAA) is the group of measures designed to cancel or reduce the efficiency of hostile aircraft action.

  • Ex. 'Quick Lion'. Last set-up.

    jueves 24 de enero de 2019

    Ex. 'Quick Lion'. Last set-up.

    Captain De Meer’s men have settled at the COP Position at the operation area. This place is going to be home for them during the next 72 hours, the time the certification exercise they are involved in is going to last, though not as subject of the evaluation. It took place last May already, and they passed it successfully.

  • Rule of intelligence

    miércoles 23 de enero de 2019

    Rule of intelligence

    The proliferation of new and advanced ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, exploitation methods and analysis processes, technological revolution of RPAS, as well as the delegation of their use to the lowest echelons of the operational structures (combat subgroup, combat and brigade group) have lead to an increase in the efficiency in military actions.


    martes 15 de enero de 2019


    El Ejército ajusta el paso a la nueva era tecnológica 4.0, con el objetivo principal de la Brigada 2035

  • 2035 Brigade opens fire

    miércoles 2 de enero de 2019

    2035 Brigade opens fire

    A new concept of Army Brigade is being set by means of the definition of the different functions in the combat. The concept of 'fire' is being shaped up...

  • The Battle of Oppdal

    jueves 13 de diciembre de 2018

    The Battle of Oppdal

    The town of Oppdal, in Norway, is the main sheep producer in the country. Its inhabitants, around 7,000, live a calm life, devoted to work in their farms and enjoy the unrivalled natural setting around them. It was hard for them to imagine that their town would host one of the main battles of the military operation designed by the NATO for the ‘Trident Juncture’ 2018 exercise..

  • A new command and control concept

    martes 20 de noviembre de 2018

    A new command and control concept

    The Command and Control concept will change in 2035. We are used to a model of large general headquarters with a great logistics trail and modern information and telecommunication systems—with increasing processing capacity and bandwidth—that present important vulnerabilities before technologically advanced enemies.


    viernes 16 de noviembre de 2018


    Regiment 'España' no. 11 has conducted an exercise to ensure the Huesca-Pirineos Airport. It is the first time that the unit trains in this type of manoeuvres in conTact with the civil population.

  • A new Flight Academy takes off

    jueves 25 de octubre de 2018

    A new Flight Academy takes off

    Despite being one of the youngest Army Academies—and possibly, the most unkownn too—the truth is that the Army Aviation Academy (ACAVIET) is a reality in this schoolyear that has just started.

  • 'MINERVA', cadets to sergeants

    miércoles 29 de agosto de 2018

    'MINERVA', cadets to sergeants

    The new non-commissioned officers put into practice what they learnt during their training in their respective branches, in a collaborative way, encouraging leadership in their teams during the exercise.

  • 'The Hero' reaches 225 years

    viernes 20 de julio de 2018

    'The Hero' reaches 225 years

    The nickname "The Hero" was given to the 16th Armoured Regiment "Castilla" for the bravery which its members showed in the Second Site in Zaragoza during the War of Independance. Its heirs are aware of the past and the present of the Unit which they serve. With this certainty they face the "responsability to continue to fight daily to make sure that the Regiment ‘Castilla’ is effective and resolute as Spain requires" in the words of its chief, Colonel Garcia del Castillo.

  • Making progress hand in hand

    martes 26 de junio de 2018

    Making progress hand in hand

    The armed forces need to respond to the security challenges of the present and those of the future. In order to meet these challenges, the army needs to have a series of capabilities, linked to the design of the Brigade 2035, to reach this technological frontier.

  • jueves 14 de junio de 2018

    "VALIANT LYNX". The most of the year

    The "Valiant Lynx" exercise was the Spanish Army's main commitment to NATO in 2018 and its largest exercise of the year. Its purpose has been to verify that the Spanish Army is prepared to face a high intensity military operation, applying NATO procedures in the planning, direction and execution of the same. This is very important, as standardised systems and procedures allow all members countries to quickly integrate into Alliance's command structures to take part in multinational operations. To achieve this desired readiness and interoperability, command and control structures must be prepared from the highest to the lowest level as a vertical assessment.

  • Unavoidable path

    martes 17 de abril de 2018

    Unavoidable path

    Usually, in the training exercises planned in units, personnel and vehicles which compulsorily have to go past a path, there is a simulation, for instance, of an impact they have to deal with. This way they can complete their preparation concerning the aspects they have to face.


    miércoles 21 de marzo de 2018


    In the 2016 Warsaw Summit, it was agreeded, by the chiefs of General Staff and the Goverments of the NATO (The North Atlantic Treaty Organization), the development of the Wales' agreements, starting a response which will be adapted to the challenges coming from the East and the South of Europe.

  • 8x8, the wait is over

    martes 13 de marzo de 2018

    8x8, the wait is over

    The Spanish Army's aspiration of having a modern vehicle, which replaces the veteran Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier (BMR in Spanish) and which also becomes the key vehicle of the modern Brigades, comes from long time ago. However, the desfavorable economic situation left the project cancelled. The recovery after the crisis has allowed an attempt of restarting the project, and it already has fixed dates, a budget of 92 million of Euros and a recipient: "La Unión Temporal de Empresas" formed by Indra, General Dynamics European Land Systems-Santa Bárbara Sistemas and SAPA operations. At the end of 2015 it was signed the contract for the start of the first step (the design and development phase), which will finish next November with the arrival of five technological demonstrators.

  • It goes further

    miércoles 21 de febrero de 2018

    It goes further

    Hand-to-Hand Combat and Non-Lethal Intervention (CCC-INL in Spanish) is the youngest sport of military interest. In 2014 it took place its fire baptism with the celebration of the 1st Military Trophy of the Spanish Army and, in 2015, it took place the 1st CCC-INL Championship of the Spanish Army. Since then, there has been a great development, as from the three original modalities, ten have been currently reached, thanks to the impulse of the Army Central Committee of Physical Education (JCED in Spanish).

  • The ArmyChef was born in Valladolid

    miércoles 14 de febrero de 2018

    The ArmyChef was born in Valladolid

    Time changes so people does; the same happens with the habits. Concerning cooking and catering, maybe now, they have evolved like never before. For that reason, the 61st Group of Logistical Support (AALOG) organized, in December, the first edition of the Updated Catering Days in Campaing of the Logistic Brigade (BRILOG), as a bet in order to update the specialists in Hotel and Catering (HAM in Spanish) and as a place of knowledge's exchange, based of the experience of the attending people.

  • Objective: To communicate the mission.

    miércoles 31 de enero de 2018

    Objective: To communicate the mission.

    Communication is fundamental in a mission, both outside and inside the deployed contingent in zone of operations. The responsible of the communication is the PAO (Public Affairs Officers, in its acronym in English). The official of public matters is the principle advicer of the contingent's chief advicer in this matter.

  • 25 years in Bosnia-Herzegovina

    lunes 22 de enero de 2018

    25 years in Bosnia-Herzegovina

    In November it was reached a quarter of century since the Spanish troops started a deployment in Bosnia-Herzegovina (B-H), which tried to contribute and pacify the "the war beast", and overall, to protect the weakest ones they from its swipe.

  • A change of scene

    jueves 18 de enero de 2018

    A change of scene

    There are changes that raise more hope than others, and the 10th Brigade "Guzmán el Bueno" will agree with this statement. This unit is the one which has generated the second rotation that Spain is going to provide to eFP: Enhanced Forward Presence ("Presencia Avanzada Reforzada" in Spanish), NATO's mission in Latvia. It will be deployed in January, transfering authority to its partners of the 11th Brigade "Extremadura", who opened this new stage and came back with a very positive balance about this experience.

  • 'On wheels': mechanical 'mule' 'Falcata'

    lunes 18 de diciembre de 2017

    'On wheels': mechanical 'mule' 'Falcata'

    The Army increases its vehicle fleet with different delivers by the end of this year. Among them, the most highlighted ones are the new mechanical "mules" and specified vehicles of Special Operations and for Bomb Disposal.

  • Into the Woods

    miércoles 15 de noviembre de 2017

    Into the Woods

    7th Brigade “Galicia” is accustomed to be instructed in wooded environments, not only because of its geographical location but because of its participation in NATO’s Very High Readiness Force which has taken it into stages such as Poland.