The Chief of Defence (JEMAD in Spanish), Air General Miguel Ángel Villarroya, supervised the deployment of the military and resources of the 'Synergy 01/20' activation, which is being carried out in the Canary Islands between November 28 and December 3.
The JEMAD visited an area of the Land Operational Command (MOT in Spanish) deployment in Gran Canaria. He was reported on the work of over 500 soldiers of the Tactical Group that the 16th Brigade 'Canarias' deployed for this activation and the two helicopters of the 6th Manoeuvre Helicopter Battalion. He also visited the Security Operational Centre that the Cyberspace Operational Command (MOC in Spanish) deployed for this activation.
Also, General Villarroya moved to the Maritime Action Ship (BAM in Spanish) ‘Audaz’, one of the resources deployed by the Maritime Operational Command (MOM in Spanish) in the archipelago.
At the Gando base, he checked the resources activated in ‘Synergy 01-20’ by the Aerospace Operational Command (MOA in Spanish), as well as the execution of air missions at the Alert and Control Group.
II Permanent Operations Seminar
General Villarroya also took part in the II Permanent Operations Seminar, which took place on November 30 at the MOT Headquarters, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
During the seminar, working procedures for conducting Permanent Operations were shared and, in this way, identifying areas and aspects that improve efficiency and coordination.
Standing Operations are an effective tool to keep an eye on sovereign areas, allowing for early detection of threats and facilitating an immediate and viable response to a potential crisis.
The traditional Land (MOT), Maritime (MOM) and Aerospace (MOA) Operational Commands and the recently created Cyberspace (MOC) make up the Permanent Commands structure. On a daily basis, there are about 3,000 members of the Armed Forces involved in permanent operations