The Air Force, Army and Navy units assigned to the Aerospace Operational Command (MOA in Spanish)- under the operational control of the Operations Command- were relieved before the end of the year.
During the first half of 2022, the MOA’s Aerospace Defence System will include components of the 15th Wing, the Anti-Aircraft Defence Unit (UDAA in Spanish) - composed of units of the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Command (MAAA in Spanish), including the GAAA I/74 - and the frigate F-102 "Almirante Juan de Borbón", in addition to the units of the Aerospace Surveillance and Control Headquarters and the Aerospace Operations Centre.
Representatives of the units attended a briefing where operation procedures and objectives of the MOA were explained. The representatives visited shortly afterwards the Aerospace Operations Centre (AOC), from which air operations are planned and directed, including surveillance and control of national sovereign airspace, and GRUCEMAC, the main air defence centre.
The Aerospace Operational Command (MOA) is the body of the operational structure of the Armed Forces reporting to the CHOD, which is responsible for planning, conducting and monitoring the surveillance, security, control and air policing operations within airspaces of sovereignty, responsibility and national interest.