Wings of the Armada

Spanish Naval Aviation – which celebrated a century of operations last year – is one of Europe’s most potent maritime air arms, capable of projecting power to almost any point in the world. José Matos examines its current order of battle.

Force Report

Spanish Naval Aviation

The FLOAN has long been an enthusiastic operator of the Harrier family and today the EAV-8B+ spearheads the air arm. Here, VA.1B-29 ‘01- 919’ is part of a formation of Harrier IIs flying over the city of León in the northwest of Spain.
Armada Española

Since 1954 the Armada Española (Spanish Navy) has counted on an air arm to support seaborne aerial operations. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for Spanish Navy vessels to conduct operations without some kind of aircraft on board.

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