Spanish Armed Forces


Spanish Armed Forces
Spanish Armed Forces
Fuerzas Armadas Españolas
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Service branches Emblem of the Spanish Army.svg Spanish Army

Emblem of the Spanish Navy.svg Spanish Navy
Emblem of the Spanish Air Force.svg Spanish Air Force

Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Leadership
Supreme Chief Juan Carlos I
Minister of Defence Carme Chacón
Chief of the Defense Staff Air Force General José Julio Rodríguez Fernández
Manpower
Military age 18
Active personnel 177,000 (ranked 31st)
Reserve personnel 377,800
Expenditures
Budget € 17.7 billion (Ranked 17th)
Percent of GDP 1.2%
Industry
Foreign suppliers  European Union
 United States
 Germany
 France
 Italy
 Israel
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History Reconquista
Granada War
Spanish Conquest of Mexico
Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire
Arauco War
Italian Wars
Ottoman-Habsburg Wars
Revolt of the Comuneros
Anglo-Spanish War (1585)
Eighty Years' War
Thirty Years' War
War of the Spanish Succession
War of the Quadruple Alliance
War of Jenkins' Ear
American Revolutionary War
Peninsular War
Latin American Wars of Independence
French invasion of 1823
Second Carlist War
Spanish-Moroccan War (1859)
Ten Years' War
Third Carlist War
Philippine Revolution
Spanish-American War
Spanish Civil War
Ifni War
2001 Invasion of Afghanistan
Iraq War
2011 Libyan civil war: Operation Odyssey Dawn

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The Spanish Armed Forces (Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas Españolas, FFAA) are the military forces of the Kingdom of Spain. The Spanish Armed Forces are a modern military force charged with defending the Kingdom's integrity and sovereignty. They consist of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

The Monarch is the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, with the title jefe supremo de las fuerzas armadas (Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces) The current Chief of the Defence Staff is Air General José Julio Rodríguez Fernández.

The Armed Forces are also active members of NATO, the Eurocorps, and the European Union Battlegroups.

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History

The military history of Spain includes the history of battles fought in the territory of modern Spain, as well as her former and current overseas possessions and territories, and the military history of the Spanish people regardless of geography.

Spanish soldiers in Afghanistan

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