Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Madrid
Includes the Balearic Islands
Includes the Canary Islands (Located off the coast of Africa)
Includes Ceuta (Sebta) and Melilla (Both located in Morocco)

NATO member nation.

U.S. Navy Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 3 in Spain
The U.K. controls Gibraltar and has a garrison there.
Naval Station Rota in Spain still used by U.S. forces?

Ejercito del Aire (Air Force)
About 27,000 personnel
Headquarters in Madrid, Spain

Spanish Airbases
Alcantarilla Air Base
Armilla Air Base
Cuatro vientos Air Base
Gando Air Base Air Base
Getafe Air Base Air Base
Los Llanos Air Base
Matacan Air Base
Moron Air Base
San Javier Air Base
Santiago Air Base
Son San Joan Air Base
Talavera Air Base
Torrejon Air Base in Madrid
Villanubla Air Base
Zaragoza Air Base

Eurofighter Typhoon (72)

F/A-18 fighter bomber aircraft (86)

Mirage F.1 fighter aircraft (36)
F-5 trainer aircraft

CASA C212 Aviocar transport aircraft. Spanish made. (20)

CASA C101 Aviojet trainer aircraft. Spanish made. (69)

T-35 Pillan trainer aircraft. Made in Chile.

CASA C-295 transport aircraft. Spanish made. (13)

C130 transport aircraft (7)
CASA CN-235 transport aircraft. Spanish made. (10)
CASA 127- Spanish produced copy of the Dornier Do 27 utility aircraft. STOL ability. (5)
KC130H air refueling aircraft (5)
Boeing 707 transport aircraft (4)
P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (6)

F27 transport aircraft (3)
LET L-13 Blanik trainer glider
S-76 helicopters
AS332 Super Puma helicopters

IRIS-T air-to-air missiles

Armada Espanola (Navy)
23,000 personnel
Headquaters in Madrid
Main bases at Rota, Ferrol, San Fernando and Cartagena

Aircraft Carrier (2)
Assault Ships (2)
Frigates, Air Defense (5)
Frigates (6)
Submarines (4)
Mine Warfare Vessels (6)
Landing Ships (1)
Landing Craft (14)
Supply Ships (2)
Auxiliary ships (27)

Harpoon anti-ship missiles
Standard missiles
Submarine launched Exocet missiles

Principe de Asturias (R11)
Aircraft Carrier (Decomissioned in 2012?)

Built in Spain.
"Ski jump" take-off deck.
29 AV-8 Harrier II (EV-8 Matador II) vertical take-off and landing aircraft or 16 helicopters designed for anti-submarine warfare.

Juan Carlos I Amphibious Assault Ship (L-61)
Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD)

Can carry a few AV-8B Harriers and/or transport helicopters on its "ski jump" flight deck.
Can carry four (LCM), 900 soldiers and 46 Leopard 2 tanks.

Galicia Amphibious Transport Dock (L-51)
Landing Platform Dock

Can carry 4 SH-3 Sea King or 6 NH-90 helicopters on deck.
Can carry 4 LCM-1 landing craft and 2 RHIB inflatable boats. 600 fully equipped soldiers and 130 APC or 33 Main Battle Tanks.

Castilla Amphibious Transport Dock (L-52)
Landing Platform Dock
Galicia Class

Pizarro landing ship

Special Forces
Naval Special Warfare Command (Mando de Guerra Naval Especial)
Special Operations Unit (Unidad de Operationes Especiales)-UOE
Combat Diver Unit (Unidad Especial de Buceadores de Combate-UEBC

Naval Infantry (Infanteria de Marina)
About 11,500
A Tercia (regiment) ready for immediate embarkation is based in San Fernando.
Light green beret
light tanks
armored personnel carriers
HMMWV utility vehicles
self propelled artillery
TOW and Dragon anti-tank missile launchers

Naval Infantry Special Forces

Rota Naval Base

Army (Ejercito de Tierra)
118,000 personnel

Army Aviation
Tiger attack helicopters

MBB Bo 105 reconnaissance
CH-47 Chinook (HT-17) transport helicopter

AS 332 Super Puma (HT-21 UC) transport helicopters
AS 532
EC 135
UH-1 helicopters
UH-1N Twin Huey helicopters

Leopard 2E tanks (219)
Leopard 2 tanks (108)
M-60A3 tanks (50)
VAC-105B1 Centauro wheeled tank destroyers. Italian made. (88)

Pizarro armored combat vehicles with 30mm cannon and 7.62mm machine gun.  Joint Spanish Austrian project also called the ASCOD. (356)

BMR-M1 6x6 wheeled armored personnel carries. Spanish made. (682)

VEC-M1 Pegaso armored reconnaissance vehicles. Spanish made. (95)

RG-31 Nyala MRAP vehicles (100)
M113 armored personnel carriers (500+)
URO VAMTAC 4x4 wheeled tactical vehicles. Spanish made. (1,500+)

Santana Anibal 4x4 utility vehicles (1,500+)

Milrem THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles

Teruel 140mm self propelled multiple rocket launchers (to be replaced by the HIMARS). Spanish made.

M-109 self propelled 155mm howitzer

M-110 self propelled 203mm howitzer?
L-118A1 105mm towed howitzer
M-56 105mm pack howitzer
Vickers H 1912 coastal artillery gun
Vickers 1923 coastal artillery gun
Vickers 1926 coastal artillery gun


MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missiles

MIM-23 Hawk surface-to-air missiles

Nasams surface-to-air missile system
Spada 2000 surface-to-air missile system
Roland mobile short range surface-to-air missile system

Mistral surface-to-air missile system

Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns
Oerlikon GDF-005 35mm anti-aircraft guns

The Spanish Legion

The Spanish Legion (Legion Espanola), formerly called the Spanish Foreign Legion, was created in 1920 and modeled after the French Foreign Legion, however the Spanish Legion is composed mostly of Spaniards. Headquarters or garrisons in Ronda (Malaga) and Viator (Almeria) in Andalusia, Melilla, and Ceuta.
The Spanish Legion numbers about 5,000 in a brigade of two tercios (regiments).
10th Bandera

Fuerzas Regulares Indigenas or Regulares
Recruited from Spanish controlled parts of Morocco.

Regulares 54 (In Ceuta, Morocco)
Regulares 52 (In Melilla, Morocco)

Brigada de Infanteria Ligera Paracaidista or Brigada Paracaidista Almogavares VI (BRIPAC)
Black berets

Iveco LMV

Nissan Patrol ML-6 utility vehicles

L-118 towed 105mm howitzers
L-119 towed 105mm howitzers

TOW anti-tank guided missiles
MILAN anti-tank guided missiles
SPIKE anti-tank guided missiles?
Mistral shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles

LAG 40 grenade launchers
M2HB machine guns

Mountain Infantry

Jefatura de Tropas de Montana "Aragon"
Regimiento de Cazadores de Montana "Arapiles" 62 (62nd Mountain Hunter Regiment)
Regimiento de Cazadores de Montana "Galicia" 64 (64th Mountain Hunter Regiment)
Regimiento de Cazadores de Montana "America" 66 (66th Mountain Hunter Regiment)
Grupo de Artilleria de Montana (1st Mountain Artillery)
BMR-M1 6x6 wheeled vehicles

Special Forces
Grupo de Operaciones Especiales XIX
Headquarters in Alicante

Mando de Operaciones Especiales (MOE)

Small Arms
HK MP5 9mm submachine gun
HK USP 9mm pistols
G36 5.56mm assault rifles (Standard Issue)

CETME Model L assault rifles. Mostly replaced by the G36.

CETME Ameli (AMEtralladora LIgera) machine guns. To be replaced by the HK MG4 machine gun.

HK MG4 machine guns
Browning M2 HB .50 cal machine guns

TOW anti-tank missiles

C-90 CR disposable anti-tank rocket launcher

C-100 Alcotan 100mm anti-tank rocket launcher.

LAG 40 automatic 40mm grenade launchers made by Santa Barbara.

Alhambra-DO hand grenade
Barrett M95 .50 cal sniper rifle
ECIA L65/ 60 mortars
ECIA L65/ 81mortars
ECIA L65/ 105 mortars
ECIA L65/ 120 mortars

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
INTA SIVA unmanned aerial vehicles. Sistema Integrado de Vigilancia Aerea. Spanish made.

IAI Searcher Mk II J (israeli made?) unmanned aerial vehicles
RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicles

Guardia Civil (Civil Guard)
Paramilitary police force.

Riot control.
CASA CN 235 aircraft used for surveillance
EC-135 helicopters

Guardia Real (Royal Guard)
About 1,500 guards protect the Spanish royal family, the royal palaces, and visiting heads of state.

Cuerpo Nacional de Policia de Espana (CNP)
Under the Interior Ministry

Grupo Especial de Operaciones (GEO)
Anti-terrorism, diplomatic protection
Under the National Police

Spanish Intelligence
Centro Nacional de Inteligencia Espanol (CNI)?

Spanish Companies
Santa Barbara
Explosivos Alaveses (EXPAL)
Esperanza y Cia (ECIA)
Centro de Estudios Tecnicos de Materiales Especiales (CETME)


Modern Spanish Colonies

Canary Islands (Islas Canairas)

Located off the west coast of Africa near Morocco and Western Sahara. 

Ceuta (Sebta) and Melilla

Spain still holds Ceuta (Sebta) and Melilla, which is on Moroccan territory. Ceuta has a population of about 76,600 and Melilla has a population of about 69,400. These territories were captured and held by Spain since the 1400's. In recent years, double fence barriers six meters tall were built around the two Spanish enclaves to prevent illegal immigration. Ground sensors. Ceuta and Melilla are used by African immigrants to sneak into Spain.

1 comment:

  1. Spain is indeed a great nation with heavy military tech, but they should use it for peace not for world distruction.