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Deployments

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 UN Blue Helmets and Iraq, 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 every European Union (EU) military missions operating in the African continent, with deployments in Mali, Center African Republic, Somalia, Senegal and, also, in operation 'Atalanta'  to countering piracy in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia .

Spanish Military Units and Military Advisers are involved in the following  deployments:

INTERACTIVE MAP: Click on each mission to learn more.

  ^Policía Grupos Navales OTAN Sea Guardian ONU Colombia Destacamento Marfil EUTM Mali EUTM RCA UNIFIL EUTM Somalia Operación Atalanta Inherent Resolve Resolute Support Apoyo a Turquía EUFOR ALTHEA OTAN - eFP

Summary of deployments where Spain is involved

Place Mission Starting Command
Baltic Countries Baltic Air Policing May - 2018 OTAN
Central African Republic EUTM RCA Jul - 2016 Unón Europea
Somalia EUTM Somalia Jan - 2010 Unón Europea
Mali EUTM Mali Jan - 2013 Unón Europea
Iraq Inherent Resolve Oct - 2014 OTAN
Senegal Marfil Detachment Jan - 2013 Unón Europea
Indian Ocean EUNAVFOR Atalanta Sep - 2008 Unón Europea
Turkey Support to Turkey Sep - 2014 OTAN
Bosnia i Herzegovina EUFOR Althea BiH Dec - 2004 OTAN
Mediterranean Sea 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
       

 


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