Air International 2018-02
R.Yanez, A.Rodriguez - Flotilla de Aeronaves /Military/
Although there has been no official statement made, the Armada's preference for a replacement for the AV-8B+ Harrier is the F-35B Lightning II. Is there any other choice?
Six AV-8B+ Harriers from 9 Escuadrilla in formation as part of the events commemorating the centenary of the Arma Aerea de la Armada.
The primary role of the AB212+ is to support the Marines.
An AB212+ landing on the deck of the frigate Canarias (F86). The type is regularly used for surveillance missions.
An AB212 about to land on the flight deck of the strategic projection ship Juan Carlos I (L61), which replaced the aircraft carrier Principe de Asturias (R11) as the Armada's flagship.
The Armada's future helicopter will be a navalised version of the NH90, assigned to 5 Escuadrilla. Prototype NH90 GSPA01 during tests fitted with armament mounts undertaken at the Airbus Helicopters factory in Albacete.
During the course of its long operational career, the Sea King has undertaken many roles with the Armada. Currently, the type is used for tactical troop transport.
Sea Kings assigned to 5 Escuadrilla are currently dedicated to tactical troop transport.
The sole Citation VII assigned to 4 Escuadrilla is primarily used for VIP transport.
The Seahawk is the primary helicopter embarked on the Armada's frigates.
A Seahawk participates in training with an Equipo Operativo de Seguridad (operation security team).
Built by Spanish firm Indra, the Pelicano UAV was tested by the Armada in 2017 as a potential surveillance aircraft.