Check out the spectacular military exercise taking place at the Puerto de Motril! The Spanish Army is back, hosting the Hércules Antiaircraft Defense Unit and completing the activation of the permanent military operation Eagle Eye in the Alboran Sea. This is a unique opportunity to witness the integration of the capabilities of the Spanish Air and Space Forces, the Army, and the Navy in the national air defense system, aiming to enhance the efficiency of operations for presence, surveillance, and deterrence.

But that’s not all! The Navy’s Cristóbal Colón frigate is joining in to provide additional surveillance and anti-aircraft defense capabilities, significantly boosting the overall coverage. The F-100 class frigate is equipped with AEGIS combat system and SPY-1D multifunction radar, making it a formidable force in the air defense arena.

The Spanish Air and Space Forces are bringing six Eurofighter C.16 planes, along with 56 personnel, to ensure seamless aerial surveillance. And, the Army is contributing the UDAA Hércules, a powerful force with a total of 350 military members and an array of weaponry like the 35/90 SKYDOR anti-aircraft cannons, MISTRAL and NASAMS missiles. It’s all led by the Artillery Anti-Aircraft Group I/74 stationed in San Roque, Cádiz.

This massive mobilization is not only a breathtaking spectacle but also a testament to the unparalleled interoperability and integration of capabilities across the forces. It’s a demonstration of the unwavering commitment to guarantee national air defense operations 24/7, 365 days a year. Don’t miss this incredible display of military prowess! Check out the full coverage here.