Air Platforms

F 110: Profiling Spain's multirole frigate plans

24 February 2017

The F 110 frigate is intended to provide the Armada Española with a versatile and flexible surface combatant, able to perform a range of missions. Dr Lee Willett and Richard Scott assess a hugely significant programme for the navy and Spanish industry

The Spanish Navy (Armada Española) sits at an interesting strategic juncture today, in terms of its operational profile and the construct and capabilities of the fleet that supports these operations.

Maritime security dominates the domestic security agenda, with the political elements of Spanish strategy relating to the use of the sea focused on maritime security operations. However, the navy itself is engaged at sea in a much broader range of activities.

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