35.000 military personnel from 25 NATO countries and 7 allies will be marching up and down the coast of Almería this autumn as part of Trident Juncture 2015, the largest NATO war games since the Cold War. The war games will be taking place up and down the deserted coasts of Almería, in the Alboran sea (off the city of Almería) and in the straits of Gibraltar. Portugal and Italy will also see operations taking Continue reading Almería to host massive NATO war games this autumn→
The entire Hydrographic Flotilla of the Spanish Navy (3 ships and an escort) are off the coasts of Almería updating their charts of the seabed. They’ll be there for up to a month. There are also a number of smaller launches mapping inlets and river mouths. The Malaspina (pictured above) is mapping depths between Almeria and Murcia. The Antares is mapping the seabed between Almería and Motril. And the Tofiño is mapping the Alboran sea between Continue reading Spanish Navy mapping Almerias’ seabed ahead of maneouvers in Vera→
The Argentines are in an uproar after one of their subs surfaced into the middle of a kids regatta in the Mar de Plata. Nobody is quite sure why the 40 years old Argentine Navy submarine S-31 ARA Salta suddenly decided to surface without checking to see what was above, but panic ensued as the kids sailboats had to tack to safety.