The celebrations of the Day of the Armed Forces of Spain have begun today with an aeronaval parade carried out in Motril (Granada).
This aeronaval parade has been chaired by H.M. King Felipe VI aboard the Maritime Action Ship "Furor" P-46. Before him paraded the aircraft carrier "Juan Carlos I" L-61, the amphibious assault ships "Galicia" L-51 and "Castilla" L-52, the frigates "Almirante Juan De Borbón" F-102, "Cristóbal Colón" F-105, "Santa María" F‐81, "Victoria" F-82 and "Canarias" F-86, the minesweepers "Sella" M-32 and "Tambre" M-33, all of them from the Spanish Navy, and the ocean-going vessels "Río Segura" and "Río Arlanza" of the Maritime Service of the civil Guard.
Likewise, in the aeronaval parade we have been able to see an EC-665 Tigre attack helicopter and a CH-47 Chinook heavy transport helicopter from the Spanish Army Air Mobile Forces (FAMET); EAB-8B+ Harrier II Plus fighters and SH-60B and SH-60F Seahawk helicopters from the Navy Aircraft Flotilla (FLOAN); Eurofighter Typhoon fighters, maritime surveillance aircraft CN‐235 VIGMA and NH-90 Lobo and Sikorsky S-76 helicopters of the Spanish Air Force; and a CN-235 plane and AS-365 Dauphin and EC-135 helicopters from the Civil Guard Air Service.
Next, Felipe VI went to Poniente Beach, where an exhibition took place with the Parachute Aerobatic Patrol (PAPEA) and the Patrulla Aspa of the Spanish Air Force, different units of the Civil Guard (both from its Maritime Service and the Air Service and the Special Intervention Unit, UEI); Leopard 2E main battle tanks of the Armored Regiment "Córdoba" no. 10, ASCOD Pizarro infantry combat vehicles of the Infantry Regiment "La Reina" no. 2 and VAMTACs ST-5 of the X Sapper Battalion, units belonging to the Brigade "Guzmán el Bueno" X of the Spanish Army.
Finally, the Tercio de Armada has made an amphibious demonstration with troops and mechanized means, with the support of the Harrier II of the 9th Navy Squadron. You can see here a series of photos of these acts published by the Ministry of Defense and the Royal House .
An impressive photo from the naval magazine. Appearing the aircraft carrier "Juan Carlos I" L-61, the amphibious assault ships "Galicia" L-51 and "Castilla" L-52 and one of the frigates of the "Santa Maria" class. In the sky we see three Eurofighter Typhoons from the Spanish Air Force.
The "Juan Carlos I" L-61 in front of Motril beach. Nearby we can see an EC-665 Tigre attack helicopter and a CH-47 Chinook heavy helicopter of the Army Air Mobile Forces (FAMET). In the background on the right are two frigates of the "Santa María" class.
The amphibious assault ship "Castilla" L-52 in front of Motril beach. Next to it we see two SH-60 Seahawk helicopters of the Navy.
The beginning of the aeronaval magazine. On the left we see H.M. Felipe VI aboard the BAM "Furor" P-46. On the right are the aircraft carrier "Juan Carlos I" L-61 followed by the amphibious assault ships "Galicia" L-51 and "Castilla" L-52.
Three Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighters flying over the formation of Navy ships.
The amphibious assault ship "Castilla" L-52 paying homage to the King.
The King greeting the crew of the "Castilla" L-52. Above we see three SH-60 Seahawk helicopters of the Navy.
The BAA "Castilla" L-51 passing in front of the BAM "Furor" P-46. On the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship is an AB-212 Gato helicopter from the 3rd Navy Squadron.
The "Admiral Juan De Borbón" F-102 frigate during the aeronaval review. Next to her we see a Navy SH-60 Seawahk helicopter in flight.
The "Cristóbal Colón" F‐105 frigate in the aeronaval magazine, accompanied by an SH-60.
The three frigates of the "Santa María" class that participated in the aeronaval magazine. In first place was the "Canarias" F-86.
The frigate "Santa María" F-81 flown over by three helicopters of the Civil Guard Air Service. Behind her we see the frigate "Victoria" F-82.
The "Tambre" M-33 minesweeper , followed by its twin, the "Sella" M-33.
The ships of the Maritime Service of the Civil Guard. We see first the patrol boat "Río Segura", followed by the "Río Arlanza".
The impressive naval formation with the city of Motril in the background. We see in the foreground the frigate "Canarias" F-85, and in front of it the amphibious assault ships "Galicia" L-51 and "Castilla" L-51, and in the background the aircraft carrier "Juan Carlos I" L-61 .
The impressive jump of the Air Force Parachute Acrobatic Patrol (PAPEA) , one of the best aerobatic skydiving teams in the world.
Two PAPEA paratroopers arriving at the Motril beach with the Spanish flag.
The Eurocopter EC-120B Colibri helicopters of the Aspa Patrol of the Spanish Air Force, flying over Motril. In the background we see the aircraft carrier "Juan Carlos I" L-61.
The Army exhibition on Motril beach. We can see in the foreground an ASCOD Pizarro infantry combat vehicle of the 2nd Infantry Regiment "La Reina" and behind a VAMTAC ST-5 of the Battalion of Sappers X.
The disembarkation of soldiers from the ASCOD Pizarro on the beach of Motril.
Soldiers of the X Sapper Battalion with their VAMTAC ST-5 at the exhibition held on Motril beach.
Agents of the Special Intervention Unit (UEI) , the special operations unit of the Civil Guard, during an arrest demonstration on the beach in Motril.
An EC-135 helicopter of the Civil Guard Air Service during the demonstration on the Motril beach. Behind we see the "Segura River" of the Maritime Service of the Civil Guard.
The amphibious demonstration of the Tercio de Armada on the beach of Motril.
Don't miss the news and content that interest you. Receive the free daily newsletter in your email:
The mail subscription service to Counting Stars will allow you to receive in your mailbox a daily email with the new posts published in this blog. It is a free service. Once you have entered your email in this box and press the "Click to subscribe" black button, you will receive a confirmation email in your mailbox to activate your subscription. If at any time you want to unsubscribe, you only just have to click the link that you will find at the bottom of each newsletter.