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    Great photos Churruca, many thank for sharing



    Two Spanish companies for two days fighting the insurgency alongside Afghan forces in the valley of Garmak. The mortar Cardom enters combat


    During Operation "Bold", Afghan National Security Forces, supported by Spanish forces in Afghanistan (ASPFOR XXXII) fought in the valley of Garmak in Lithium route between the towns of Ludina and Babulai, counterinsurgency to override its ability to threaten the population centers in the province of Badghis. The two days of fighting have resulted in three insurgents killed, one wounded and a prisoner, along with different material unusable. No casualties have been reported in the Spanish forces. Operations in two Spanish companies have participated in the advice and support of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), both its military and its police. The operation was also intended to help maintain the current security situation permitting the withdrawal of advanced combat bases (COP), which still holds Spain in Afghanistan, based on provincial support (PSB) "Ruy González de Clavijo" in Qala i Now. Whether from the Spanish point of view the operation has been a success, the Defense Ministry stressed in its statement that it is even more important that Afghan forces have considered it well. "The evidence of its growing leadership in the operations, they will shortly be autonomous, bypasses the need to get these partial successes," he emphasizes. Integrating plans to fire with the actions of attack helicopters, coordination of movements by land, the harmony between command posts at various levels and the flow of information have been a logical satisfaction heads of the 3rd Brigade Afghan army and his Spanish advisers, as this indicates that they are getting the expected results of mentoring the Afghan National Army (ANA), which is the fundamental objective of the mission of the Spanish troops in Afghanistan. During operation were successfully employed mortars recently deployed new acquisition by the Spanish Army to support the withdrawal, reinforcing firepower. With ASPFOR XXXII, which integrates coarse BRILAT "Galicia" VII, the Spanish contingent already has on the ground with Israeli-made mortars Cardom, of which Spain six units acquired in 2011 the company Elbit Systems, amounting $ 8.5 million. The Cardom, installed on the vehicle URO Vamtac, is the first mortar on a platform of light available to the Spanish troops. It is capable of launching up to 12 rounds per minute for distances of 7 km and with margins of error of 20 meters. The maximum speed of the projectile is reached 330 meters per second and the range of 6,900 meters is grenades. So far the Spanish troops had two vehicles incorporating mortar systems: the Middle Armored on Wheels (BMR) and Caterpillar Armored Transport (TOA). The new system has been tested in the ET, tests that concluded last August, with satisfactory results. VAMTAC The chassis is designed to withstand the forces transmitted by the mortar during the fire, including a hydropneumatic system that absorbs the energy released during shooting, also has some stabilizers in the back that take less than 30 Ground anchor seconds and provide an added resistance to movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostilicus View Post
    Spanish Green Berets
    Motto of Unit POR ESPAÑA ME ATREVO (For Spain I dare)

    The motto "por españa me atrevo" it's the motto of the GOE XIX "MADERAL DE OLEGA" , who be converted in a "pistolos" unit and lost their legonarie soul ...... the Soul of the XIX bandera of the spanish legion..... the "boel"
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    They are borrowing some gear from SP Army... XD

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    Apparently someone on this forum, feels terribly upset with Spanish sports victories
    I do not understand very well what is the reason for that person have deleted two of my posts in this forum.
    I think, have not violated any rules of the forum, and if I did, it would be much more educational, tell me what is my fault, instead of deleting these post, on this furtive way


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    24/01/2013

    El Centro Coordinador de Salvamento y el Ala 48 participan en el rescate de un tripulante de yate
    El pasado día 19 de enero, el Centro Coordinador de Salvamento Aéreo (RCC) de Madrid del Ejército del Aire coordinó el rescate del tripulante del yate “Rose des Vents”, que en ese momento navegaba por aguas del Estrecho de Gibraltar. En las operaciones de búsqueda y salvamento participó, decisivamente, un avión D.4 (CN-235 VIGMA) del Ala 48 del Ejército del Aire localizando a la embarcación en apuros.
    Tras recibirse el requerimiento de ayuda por parte de las autoridades francesas y marroquíes, el RCC Madrid alertó al Ala 48 (Base Aérea de Getafe) y al Ala 78 (Base Aérea de Armilla) para que iniciaran las operaciones de búsqueda y rescate. Desafortunadamente, la mala climatología en el área de Granada imposibilitó el despegue de sus helicópteros, por lo que se coordinó con Salvamento Marítimo la utilización de uno de sus helicópteros, con base en Jerez de la frontera.
    Tras un corto periodo de vuelo, teniendo en cuenta su despegue desde Madrid y las malas condiciones meteorológicas en el área de búsqueda, la tripulación del D.4 avistó al yate en apuros, lo que permitió iniciar las operaciones para la recuperación del tripulante. A pesar de que había buques en la zona, se tuvo que descartar su uso por las ya mencionadas malas condiciones meteorológicas, realizando el rescate el helicóptero de Salvamento Marítimo.
    Una vez más, los esfuerzos de los Centros y Unidades del Ejército del Aire encargados de la Búsqueda y Salvamento, en coordinación con el Centro Nacional de Coordinación de Salvamento Marítimo, han contribuido decisivamente a salvar una vida, demostrándose la eficacia y agilidad de los procedimientos de cooperación establecidos, así como la excelente preparación de todos los actores implicados.




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    El buque de investigación oceanográfica ‘Hespérides’ alcanza el ecuador de su Campaña Antártica

    Continúa prestando apoyo a las bases antárticas españolas y participa en tres proyectos de investigación
    viernes, 25 de enero de 2013

    El buque de investigación oceanográfica ‘Hespérides’ ha alcanzado el ecuador de su ‘Campaña Antártica 2012-2013’, tras iniciar la segunda fase de la misma durante la semana pasada.

    Durante esta parte de la campaña, continuará prestando apoyo a las bases antárticas españolas, al tiempo que tiene previsto participar en tres proyectos de investigación.
    El primer proyecto de la campaña a bordo, consistirá en el levantamiento de un fondeo de diferentes equipos científicos, depositados en la pasada campaña 2011-2012, para la obtención de muestras de sedimentos y agua. El segundo proyecto estudiará las cuencas del Mar de Scotia y la tectónica en el borde de las placas Scotia-Anatártica. Por último, el tercer proyecto consistirá en estudios de unidades sedimentarias en Isla Decepción.
    Desde que partiera de su base en el Arsenal Militar de Cartagena el pasado 13 de noviembre, el buque ha navegado 20.000 kilómetros, distancia que representa la mitad de la circunferencia de la Tierra.
    Durante la primera fase de la campaña, el ‘Hespérides’ ha recalado 25 veces en las bases antárticas, tanto nacionales como de otros países, ha llevado a cabo 18 fondeos y ha atravesado en 12 ocasiones los Fuelles de Neptuno, acceso a la bahía interior de un volcán hundido de la isla Decepción.






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    El buque de aprovisionamiento de combate ‘Cantabria’ hace escala en la isla de Diego García
    Durante su tránsito por el Mediterráneo y el Golfo de Adén, ha contribuido a la Operación ‘Active Endeavour’ y ha colaborado en la Operación ‘Atalanta’
    lunes, 28 de enero de 2013

    

    El buque de aprovisionamiento de combate (BAC) ‘Cantabria’ ha partido esta mañana de la isla de Diego García (Territorio Británico del Océano Índico), segunda y última escala de la navegación que llevará al buque español a aguas australianas, donde estará desplegado en cooperación con la Marina Australiana hasta final de año.

    Desde que partiera de su base el pasado 3 de enero, el buque ha hecho 25 días de mar con una parada logística en el puerto de Souda (Creta).

    Durante su navegación por el Mediterráneo, el ‘Cantabria’ ha contribuido a la Operación ‘Active Endeavour’ de vigilancia en aguas internacionales del Mediterráneo. Una vez efectuado el cruce del canal de Suez, y durante el tránsito por el Golfo de Adén, ha colaborado con distintas unidades de la Operación ‘Atalanta’ de lucha contra la piratería, suministrando combustible y víveres.

    El despliegue del ‘Cantabria’ permitirá a la Armada operar en un escenario de marcado interés estratégico, mejorar el adiestramiento del buque y su dotación a unos niveles muy superiores a los que permite el actual escenario de restricciones presupuestarias, y poner a prueba los mecanismos de apoyo a despliegues de larga duración.

    Para esta misión, el Comandante del buque, capitán de fragata José Luis Nieto Fernández, cuenta con una dotación de 146 hombres y mujeres. Además, durante el tránsito a Sidney han embarcado doce miembros de la Marina Australiana, que se han integrado plenamente con la dotación del buque español.




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    El 'Relámpago' pasa por Nigeria y Cabo Verde, la primera misión de un BAM de la Armada toca a su fin.



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    Primera misión española a Bamako (Mali) transportando tropas francesas.


    El contingente del Ejército del Aire desplazado el sábado a Dakar ha realizado hoy su primera misión de transporte aéreo entre las localidades de Dakar (Senegal) y Bamako (Mali).
    La misión ha consistido en el transporte de efectivos de las fuerzas armadas francesas a bordo de un avión C-130 ‘Hércules’ del Ala 31 del Ejército del Aire.
    Los 30 primeros componentes contingente español, denominado “Destacamento Marfil” del Ejército de Aire llegaron el sábado procedentes de la Base Aérea de Zaragoza a bordo del avión T-10 (C-130 Hércules) que España ha desplegado en la ‘Operación Serval’, a fin de colaborar en el transporte de tropas y material de la Misión Internacional de Apoyo a Malí con Liderazgo Africano (AFISMA).






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    According to some sources of the Spanish especialized defence media, the Spanish Army and the "Armada" will start to receive at the end of this year the first rotatory wing uav's of our armed forces.The chosen one seems to be this..






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    Spanish teams of bomb disposal missions have been conducted 1400 in Afghanistan since 2002. Morenés explains the circumstances of the death of the Spanish military expert deactivation



    Since the beginning of the war, eleven Spanish soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan by IED explosion, which means 78 percent of Spanish casualties in combat. So yesterday detailing what Defence Minister Peter Morenés, during his appearance in Congress, at its request, to report on the death in action of a few weeks ago Corps Sergeant Army, NBC specialist, David Fernández Ureña, while trying to defuse an improvised explosive device in the province of Qala-i-Naw.

    "Things are going reasonably well in Afghanistan, the mission evolution is positive but, despite taking all possible precautions, we are in a war and in war, ladies and gentlemen, there are casualties," declared Morenés , who thereupon pormenorizó details of the operation that killed the Spanish military. It was the first time that there was an artificer death during a deactivation on Afghan soil. Only in 2012 the Spanish contingent suffered five IED attacks, they occur without casualties, thanks to the protection provided by the RG-31 armored vehicles and Lynx.

    The facts

    Sergeant Ureña Fernández died at 1345 hours on 11 January while exercising his role as team leader of bomb disposal in Afghanistan Opal route. There followed, says Morenes, all security protocols "and shows that there were no more affected by the explosion of the equivalent of about 35 kilos of dynamite". This is the statement of facts made by the minister, who recalled that Spain leads the NATO joint action on the techniques and the development of techniques in the fight against IEDs:

    "The Jan. 11 Spanish units in the province of Badghis performing the tasks assigned for that day consisting of security patrols and giving advice to the Afghan army. Also, a unit remained in reserve as quick reaction force in the Spanish advanced combat since Ricketts, in the town of Moqur, prepared to deal with possible incidents.

    About ten o'clock the Spanish command post received a communication from the Afghan armed forces that their army detachment garrison the lookout for the route Foxtrot Opal was being attacked by insurgent forces . Afghan armed forces requested support to repel the attack and proceeded to activate the quick reaction force Moqur . 11.02 A rapid reaction force, formed by a section of infantry, a bomb disposal team and a cell stabilization care, among other units, was ordered to aid the Afghan forces who were being harassed. When they worked the shift was received, also from the Afghan armed forces, communication on the existence of an improvised explosive device located on the road leading to the place of harassment and next to this



    Let me acotarles stage. To give you an idea of the difficult terrain in which they work our men, a vehicle takes about two hours to cover the 30 miles between the two bases .

    About twelve hours and ten minutes, the Quick Reaction Force arrived at that place, cordoned off the area and conducted the survey of the area. Then the computer off, the sergeant who was head Fernández Ureña, began with the specific tasks for the neutralization of the artifact. For this, first, performed remotely by a robot approximation and, once identified artifact components, the explosive charge is isolated from the activation device.

    Then the sergeant approached the device to continue the work of neutralization, in which the explosion process . For reasons of security forces and ISAF ISAF classification gives the operating procedures of equipment off, understand that it can not come further in the technical issue of fact. Yes I can confirm that, according to an extensive study conducted by the research team organized for this purpose on the circumstances of the incident and the evidence gathered, it seems that it was an IED handled that, despite the technical solution adopted by the operator for deactivation according to established protocols, exploded because it was equipped with a second driving circuit .

    After the explosion, the medical officer of health stabilization cell that was giving support to the force could only confirm the death of Sergeant. Then, after checking that there were others involved, we proceeded to the transfer of the body to the position advanced combat Moqur Ricketts, considering the bad weather prevented his transfer to Herat until the next day. "



    The PSOE question on employment of UAV

    During the hearing, the Socialist Party spokesman Don Diego López Garrido, the minister raised why not used unmanned aerial systems in operation: "They tend to occur such attacks to mobilize forces in this case Spanish and put ****y traps, deadly traps along the way and I would like to know if, as I think it should have been, there was support use of drones during that mission. You know that the drones were introduced in Afghanistan, could be used by the Spanish forces from the legislature from 2004 to 2008 and were very important because these planes could detect movement in the area. Once you are notified usual Spanish forces to launch a drone to analyze the situation on the ground and get intelligence about it "

    A Morenés question answered "No fighting IEDs drone, Your Honor. IEDs are fought precisely the elements and off-off groups and information received from the IED is precisely as it has in this case, of which they are located, whether or not in a combat . Here is an action of harassment of the Afghan armed forces, a distress call, an IED detection apparatus warning that there was a protocol, an attempt to disable and disgrace resulting in death. That is how you fight the IED. The IED was already located, Your Honor, you did not locate it with a medium not exactly prepared for FDI. What was happening when the FDI was manipulated?

    He spent exactly what I defined above. Patrol arrives, follow the protocols, the robot is commanded, the robot off the detonator and the explosive, the sergeant comes standard methodology and there is an element, we believe there is an element analysis is that is different from what had been previously, explodes and sends the sergeant. That is what has been. Who are those responsible for the attacks? is a process which is obviously in research. We will know who are the ones who put that IED, as we know more. Here's an issue not only of military operations but military intelligence and non-military intelligence. Our presence there is constant these two intelligences ".

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    Cuatro años del Destacamento Orión en la Operación Atalanta

    El día 23 de enero de 2013 se cumplieron los cuatro años de participación del Destacamento Orión en la Operación Atalanta de la Unión Europea. A las 14:30 de ese día el P.3M-22 del Ala 11 culminaba con éxito la misión número 601 encomendada a este Destacamento del Ejército del Aire en Yibuti.
    La Operación Atalanta, de lucha contra la piratería en el Océano Índico y costas de Somalia, fue iniciada el día 23 de enero de 2009. Durante estos cuatro años el Ejército del Aire está preparando y sosteniendo, de forma ininterrumpida, tanto al personal como al material del destacamento, contribuyendo así de forma decisiva al notable éxito alcanzado en la misión.
    Es de destacar que el destacamento Orión ha sido la única presencia permanente en la Zona de Operaciones, constituyéndose así en pieza clave de las fuerzas de la Unión Europea para la operación Atalanta.
    El destacamento Orión está encuadrado dentro de la CTF 465 (Combined Task Force 465) perteneciente a las Fuerzas Navales de la Unión Europea (EU NAVFOR), en la que también participan medios aéreos y navales de Alemania, Belgica, Francia, Italia, Suecia, y Luxemburgo.
    Desde el comienzo de la operación, han sido destacados a Yibuti más de 700 hombres y mujeres de diferentes unidades del Ejército del Aire, que con su esfuerzo y dedicación han permitido la realización de 1.442 horas, identificado a más de 120.000 buques mercantes, localizando e investigando más de 3.000 embarcaciones sospechosas y realizando más de 60.000 fotografías e imágenes FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed).
    El destacamento Orión ha estado compuesto principalmente por personal del Grupo 22 del Ala 11, y de las Alas 48 y 49, alternándose el despliegue de aviones P.3 y D.4. En este cuarto aniversario el Destacamento está mandado por el teniente coronel Jorge Clavero Mañueco





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    Hi frostilicus,

    None of my business, of course, but you might want to follow a couple of basic guidelines when posting in this thread. I'd rather you hear them from a fellow countryman than from one of the moderators. Some of them are remarkably severe when it comes to enforcing the rules.

    Even if this thread is about the Spanish Armed Forces, perhaps you could write in English for the sake of the users who do not speak our language and yet are interested in our military.

    Also, there is a rule about the copy & paste of articles. Pasting the whole text is frowned upon and it is preferred to write the URL and a few relevant lines about its content.

    Just saying, though. Other than that, keep up posting those great pictures!

    Greetings from the Canary Islands

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguelencanarias View Post
    Hi frostilicus,

    None of my business, of course, but you might want to follow a couple of basic guidelines when posting in this thread. I'd rather you hear them from a fellow countryman than from one of the moderators. Some of them are remarkably severe when it comes to enforcing the rules.

    Even if this thread is about the Spanish Armed Forces, perhaps you could write in English for the sake of the users who do not speak our language and yet are interested in our military.

    Also, there is a rule about the copy & paste of articles. Pasting the whole text is frowned upon and it is preferred to write the URL and a few relevant lines about its content.

    Just saying, though. Other than that, keep up posting those great pictures!

    Greetings from the Canary Islands
    I know the rules, but I also know that in other threads about another military forces, are used another languages ​ than English.
    The main problem is that I can not translate this news, for my poor english, then the options are, published in Spanish, or not publish.
    The new published in english, belongs to a page that allows you to translate the story into acceptably English.
    About the authorship of the news, often I put the link (you can see if you review my posts) although it is true that in recent times I have not have put the link.
    If I share news here, it is only because this thread was almost dead, and I'm sad that the rest of the world thinks that the Spanish Armed Forces do nothing, I not do it for fame or glory...
    So as people who know English, does not encourage the thread, I decided to do it with my limited English

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