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NEWS | Newsletter #335

Spanish Special Forces at SOFEX-16


Spanish Navy Assault Ship Castilla participated in the joint Navy/Army special forces exercise SOFEX 16




  • Spanish Navy Assault Ship Castilla participated in the joint Navy/Army special forces exercise SOFEX 16
  • Amphibious Assault Ship Castilla and Naval Special Warfare Force Completed Participation in Exercise SOFEX-16
  • Spanish Special Forces at SOFEX-16
  • Galicia class Castilla (L-52) amphibious assault ship

    Galicia class Castilla (L-52) amphibious assault ship



Armada Española, June 17, 2016 - The Spanish Navy's Amphibious Assault Ship Castilla and the Naval Special Warfare Force have participated from Monday June 13 to Friday 17 in the exercise SOFEX-16.

The Castilla served as the command ship of the Special Operations Force and a base for helicopters of the Navy and the Army.

The exercise scenario was developed around a hostage rescue operation; The Commander of the Special Operations Force was responsible for directing the entire rescue operation.

On Thursday June 16 the Castilla was visited aboard by the Defense Minister Pedro Morenés Eulate accompanied by the Defense Chief of Staff (CDS) among other authorities, he attended a briefing by the head of the operating team Naval Special Warfare Force who participated in the rescue operation.

The Amphibious Assault Ship Castilla, second of its class, was delivered to the Spanish Navy in June 2000. With a crew of 190 sailors the ship is 160 meters long, 25 wide and 6 meters draft and can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots.

The Castilla is specially configured to act as command ship for naval operations fitted with different command and control systems.

In 2010 participated in "Operation Hispaniola" humanitarian aid in Haiti following the massive earthquake that hit the country and in 2012 deployed as part of "Operation Atalanta" european anti-piracy mission off Somalia.


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