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 I2010--
AURANLHD 02Canberra class HMAS CanberraVHCX - L022014--
AURANLHD 01Canberra class HMAS AdelaideVKLA - L012015--

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2003-sep-5OrderedES L-61 Juan Carlos I
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-octDeploymentES L-61 Juan Carlos I Oct16 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

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