All Spanish Air Force articles

  • Spanish A400M - Airbus Defence & Space
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    Spain receives its first A400M transport

    2016-11-17T12:46:46Z

    Spain has taken delivery of its first Airbus Defence & Space A400M tactical transport, which will now be transitioned to its home operating base at Zaragoza in the northeast of the country.

  • C295W air refuelling trial - Airbus Defence & Spac
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    VIDEO: C295 demonstrates air-to-air refuelling

    2016-10-10T13:37:19Z

    Airbus Defence & Space has demonstrated the capability of its C295W transport to act as a tanker.

  • A400M sand - Airbus D&S
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    Video: A400M carries out sand strip landing tests

    2016-08-24T16:26:52Z

    Airbus Defence & Space has carried out flight testing of its A400M transport on a specially prepared sand runway during certification demonstrations in Woodridge, UK.

  • A400M Spain - Airbus Defence & Space
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    PICTURE: Spain's first A400M leaves paintshop

    2016-06-17T14:44:37Z

    ​Spain’s first A400M tactical transport has been painted at Airbus Defence & Space’s San Pablo final assembly site in Seville, as the manufacturer conducts preparations for its debut flight within the coming weeks.

  • Spanish Eurofighter - Geoffrey Lee Eurofighter
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    Spain and Belgium prepare to take on Baltic policing duties

    2016-01-05T17:09:13Z

    ​On 7 January, Spain will take the lead role for the next four-month, NATO-led Baltic Air Policing (BAP) rotation, as it deploys four Eurofighter Typhoons to Šiauliai air base in Lithuania.

  • A400M wings - Airbus Defence & Space
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    Spain and Airbus agree temporary reduction in A400M acquisition

    2015-12-01T15:29:27Z

    The Spanish air force has agreed with Airbus Defence & Space to acquire an initially reduced fleet of 14 A400M tactical transports until a funding solution can be found for the remaining 13 of the type Madrid has committed to buy.

  • MQ-9 - US Air Force
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    Spain reveals plans for armed MQ-9

    2015-11-24T11:11:27Z

    Spain has confirmed that it will eventually try to weaponise its future fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles, although the immediate priority is to bring the surveillance-only variant into operation.

  • USAF MQ-9 at Holloman AFB - Beth Stevenson
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    US authorises weapons upgrade for Italian Reapers

    2015-11-04T16:17:52Z

    Italy is planning to arm its air force's fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 unmanned air vehicles, according to a US government export body, becoming the first country to benefit from relaxed export restrictions on the Reaper.

  • A400M wings - Airbus Defence & Space
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    Wings arrive for first Spanish A400M

    2015-10-16T13:17:38Z

    Madrid’s first of a contracted 27 A400M tactical transports is on track for delivery to the Spanish air force by mid-2016, says Airbus Defence and Space.

  • RAF Reaper full size - RAF
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    Spain allocates funds for MALE UAV

    2015-08-11T14:54:46Z

    ​The Spanish military is in the process of down selecting a medium altitude, long endurance unmanned air vehicle, for which it has reportedly allocated €25 million ($26 million) in its 2016 budget.

  • Spanish Eurofighter - Geoffrey Lee Eurofighter
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    Spanish pilot killed in Eurofighter crash

    2014-06-09T17:38:00Z

    ​The pilot of a Spanish air force Eurofighter was killed when his combat aircraft crashed at Morón air base near Seville on 9 June.

  • A400M dust - Airbus Military
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    Spain to operate fewer A400Ms, but seek tanker purchase

    2013-12-04T18:36:00Z

    The Spanish air force plans to operate just 14 of its future 27 A400Ms, but also wants to introduce three new A330 tankers.