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  • ES Buque de Proyeccion Estrategica

    Assault Carrier


    The BPE is a LHA type vessel with a stern dock for one LCAC (Air-cushioned landing craft) but with the addition of a ski jump for STOVL operations carrying up to 30 aircraft including fighter jets of the AV-8B Harrier type. The ship can be used as a strategic transport and landing of ground forces or can be act as an aircraft carrier

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    AU Canberra class 2014


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    27000full load (tn)
    230length (m)
    32beam (m)
    6.90draught (m)
    9000range (nm)
    21max speed (knots)
    4Naval Gun single 20 mm


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        Typical Max
    ES Spanish Navy Sikorsky S-61 H-3 06
    ES Spanish Navy Agusta AB212 06
    ES Spanish Army Aviation B CH-47D Chinook 04

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    ES Bazan Ferrol - Ria de Ferrol1

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    ESSpanish NavyL-61Juan Carlos IEBJC2010--
    AURANLHD 02Canberra class HMAS CanberraVKCN - L022014--
    AURANLHD 01Canberra class HMAS AdelaideVKLA - L012015--

    3 units


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    2003-sep-5OrderedES L-61 Juan Carlos I
    2005-mayLaid downES L-61 Juan Carlos I Building started in modules at Navantia plants in Ferrol and Fene.
    2009-sep-22LaunchedES L-61 Juan Carlos I
    2010-sep-30CommissionedES L-61 Juan Carlos I
    2010-oct-1HomeportES L-61 Juan Carlos I Rota, Spain
    2011-may-29Port VisitES L-61 Juan Carlos I 29May - 3Jun Istanbul, Turkey. on board Hughes369 HS.13-14, Sea King HS.9-08 : HS.9-09. plus AV-8
    2015-octDeploymentES L-61 Juan Carlos I Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
    2016-oct-3DeploymentES L-61 Juan Carlos I Exercise Emerald Move 2016 took part of European amphibious exercise Emerald Move 2016 off Sardinia, Italy
    2016-nov-14ES L-61 Juan Carlos I GRUFLEX 61 GRUFLEX 61 amphibious exercise Balearic Islands
    2019-jun-8Port VisitES L-61 Juan Carlos I BALTOPS 19 In Kiel, preparing for NATO Baltic exercise 9-21 Jun.

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