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Reports

The Army’s plan in the Balearic Isles

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Army’s plan in the Balearic Isles

The Balearic Security Plan reinforces the military presence in parts of the archipelago between May and September.

Testing the new Alakran

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Testing the new Alakran

The army is moving towards its 2035 goals by implementing and testing new equipment which will bring it closer to meeting its future needs. As the driving force behind the experiments for the Force 35 programme, the ‘Alfonso XIII’ Brigade, 2nd of the Legion, has been the pioneering unit in the evaluation of the Alakran, a mortar mounted in a light vehicle, developed by NTGS (New Technologies Global Systems) from the Everis group. The system has an 81/120 millimetre mortar fire capacity, although the tests focused on using 120mm.

Intense heat challenges shooters’ aim

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Intense heat challenges shooters’ aim

It wasn’t 40 years or the Sinai desert, but the participants in the 5th edition of Desert Sniper have also faced a tough test. Above all, they were challenged by the heat, but this was the idea behind taking them to the ‘Chinchilla’ Centre for Training (CENAD, to use it’s Spanish acronym) in Albacete, in the middle of July, the hottest and driest month of the year in this part of Spain.

Castor put to the test

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Castor put to the test

The new sapper Pizarro, developed by General Dynamics European land Systems, begins its tests with the designated pilot unit, the 10th Sapper Battalion.

As we were saying yesterday… 525 years later

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

As we were saying yesterday… 525 years later

The post of sergeant is almost as old as the army itself. It was at the end of the 15th century, as a result of the creation of the first modern army, when the sergeants started to take the first steps up a ladder which took centuries to solidify into the non-commissioned officer (NCO) structure.

It was May in Ifni

Monday, July 22, 2019

It was May in Ifni

It’s May 2019 in Murcia, the place where the first paratrooper to be decorated with the Individual Military Medal, now 87 years old, thinks back on his long life knowing that one spring, many years ago, he had an epic adventure which he responded to in an epic way. It is May and he knows that the best people he’s ever known have passed away in May. He remembers…

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