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The Spanish Armed Forces are deployed in 18 foreign missions with more than 3.000 soldiers and civil guards in four continents. The largest contingents are settled in Lebanon, with 610 Blue Helmets, and in Irak, with 480 tropos. Inside the NATO framework, they are watching the Mediterranean Sea and take part in the Baltic Countries and Turkey defense.

Spain is also involved in all the EU military missions leaded in the african continent, with deployments in Mali, Center African Republic, Somalia, Senegal and Gabon, as well as in all the operations to avoid human traffic at the Lybian coast or the piracy at the Indian Ocean.

Spanish Units and Military Advisers taking part in foreign missions:

Place Mission Starting Command
Baltic Countries Baltic Air Policing May - 2018 OTAN
Mediterranean Sea EUNAVFORMED Sophia Jun - 2015 Unión Europea
Central African Republic EUTM RCA Jul - 2016 Unón Europea
Somalia EUTM Somalia Jan - 2010 Unón Europea
Mali EUTM Mali Jan - 2013 Unón Europea
Irak Inherent Resolve Oct - 2014 OTAN
Senegal Marfil Detachment Jan - 2013 Unón Europea
Oceano Índico EUNAVFOR Atalanta Sep - 2008 Unón Europea
Turquía NATO Support to Turkey Sep - 2014 OTAN
Bosnia i Herzegovina EUFOR Althea BiH Dec - 2004 OTAN
Several operation áreas Standing NATO Maritime Groups and Counter-Mine Jan - 2017 OTAN
Lebanon UNIFIL Sep - 2006 ONU
Colombia UN Colombia Aug - 2012 ONU
Latvia Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Jun - 2017 OTAN
Afghanistan Resolute Support (Afghanistan) Jan - 2015 OTAN
Several operation áreas Sea Guardian 
(check activation periods)
Nov - 2016 OTAN
Central African Republic Support to RCA - OP A/C (Gabon) Dec - 2013 ONU

 


Mission news

  • Mamba Detachment celebrates the anniversary of the first parachute jump in Spain

    Mamba Detachment celebrates the anniversary of the first parachute jump in Spain

    Mamba Detachment celebrates the anniversary of the first parachute jump in Spain

    2020/01/23

    Libreville, Gabon

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  • The frigate 'Victoria' conducts exercises with the Japanese Navy ship “Harusame”

    The frigate 'Victoria' conducts exercises with the Japanese Navy ship “Harusame”

    The frigate 'Victoria' conducts exercises with the Japanese Navy ship “Harusame”

    2020/01/22

    Gulf of Aden

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  • BRILIB XXXII Legionnaires Commemorate the Battle of Edchera in Lebanon

    BRILIB XXXII Legionnaires Commemorate the Battle of Edchera in Lebanon

    BRILIB XXXII Legionnaires Commemorate the Battle of Edchera in Lebanon

    2020/01/21

    Lebanon

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