Military Capabilities

Spain’s Armada to relocate two headquarters

13 February 2019

The Spanish Navy (Armada Española) has decided to relocate two of its divisional headquarters, which will see its main Naval Action Force (Fuerza de Acción Naval - FAN) staff being concentrated in one base in the southern port of Rota.

Also on the move is the Marines´ Protection Force (FUPRO) headquarters, which will transfer to the Atlantic base of Ferrol in the northwest region of Galicia.

The Rota switch will mean the Armada's Naval Action Group 1 (COMGRUP-1) staff at Ferrol joining up with the existing FAN group headquarters at what will in future be known as the Cuartel General Marítimo de Alta Disponibilidad (High Readiness Headquarters).

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