All Spanish Air Force articles

  • Spanish A400M - Airbus Defence & Space

    Spain receives its first A400M transport


    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

    VIDEO: C295 demonstrates air-to-air refuelling


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

  • A400M sand - Airbus D&S

    Video: A400M carries out sand strip landing tests


    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

    PICTURE: Spain's first A400M leaves paintshop


    ​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

    Spain and Belgium prepare to take on Baltic policing duties


    ​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

    Spain and Airbus agree temporary reduction in A400M acquisition


    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

    Spain reveals plans for armed MQ-9


    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

    US authorises weapons upgrade for Italian Reapers


    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

    Wings arrive for first Spanish A400M


    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

    Spain allocates funds for MALE UAV


    ​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

    Spanish pilot killed in Eurofighter crash


    ​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

    Spain to operate fewer A400Ms, but seek tanker purchase


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