Spanish Navy carries out MAR-41 fleet readiness drill

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Navy carries out MAR-41 fleet readiness drill Spanish Navy carries out MAR-41 fleet readiness drill September 22, 2016 Share this article View post tag: Spanish Navycenter_img View post tag: MAR-41 Ship to ship cargo transfer between ESPS Victoria and ESPS Canarias. Photo: Spanish NavyThe Spanish Navy’s has recently conducted MAR-41, a fleet readiness exercise which took place in the Gulf of Cadiz and the Strait of Gibraltar.Participating units included F-80 frigates Victoria, Numancia and Canarias together with the landing helicopter dock (LHD) Juan Carlos I and the auxiliary ship AOR Cantabria.The exercise was also joined by Marine Corps special operations squads and various aircraft including SH-3D, AB-212, H-500, SH-60B and AV-8B Harrier jets.According to the Spanish Navy, training exercises like these are intended to keep front-line units in readiness for future operations. In this sense, MAR-41 has been an excellent opportunity to train escorts from the 41st Squadron in operations based on simulated but at the same time realistic scenarios. Authoritieslast_img read more