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The Spanish Armed Forces are deployed in 16 foreign missions with up to 3.000 troops and civil guards in four continents. The largest contingents are deployed in Lebanon, with 610 Blue Helmets, and in Irak, with 480 troops. Regarding NATO framework, our Armed Forces carry out surveillance activities in the Mediterranean Sea and are involved in the defence of the Baltic countries and Turkey              

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

Spanish Military Units and Military Advisers are taking part in the following  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
       

 


Mission news

  • El cazaminas “Tambre” regresa a España tras su despliegue en la SNMCMG-2

    El cazaminas “Tambre” regresa a España tras su despliegue en la SNMCMG-2

    El cazaminas “Tambre” regresa a España tras su despliegue en la SNMCMG-2

    2020/08/07

    En Cartagena

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  • The ship 'Furor' joins the missions of surveillance and maritime security

    The ship 'Furor' joins the missions of surveillance and maritime security

    The ship 'Furor' joins the missions of surveillance and maritime security

    2020/08/07

    Strait of Gibraltar and Sea of Alboran

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  • Task Force Toro resumes operations from Al Asad Air Base

    Task Force Toro resumes operations from Al Asad Air Base

    Task Force Toro resumes operations from Al Asad Air Base

    2020/08/03

    Al Asad Air Base, Iraq

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