The FLOTEX23 is the annual advanced exercise of the Spanish Fleet in the maritime domain. This exercise is a maritime LIVEX with the participation of Spanish Army and Space/Air Force assets, open to Allied Nations and it took place from 05th to 16th of June.
Among the participants, EUROMARFOR nations offered 3 (three) naval assets:
Spain committed 1 (one) “SANTA MARIA” Class frigate, ESPS “SANTA MARIA” that was the Flagship of the Task Group, Italy 1 (one) “Comandanti” Class Patrol boat, ITS “Comandante FOSCARI” and France 1 (one), “Horizon” Class frigate, FS “Chevalier Paul”.
EUROMARFOR TASK GROUP: ITS "COMANDANTE FOSCARI", FS "CHEVALIER PAUL" and ESPS "SANTA MARIA"
Captain Isidro Carrara Navas, Commanding Officer of 41st Escort Squadron was Commander of the EUROMARFOR Task Group (EMF TG) with a multinational staff embarked, to whom was delegated the Tactical Command (TACOM).
Captain Isidro Carrara Navas
The EMF TG was activated from 05th to 16th of June in order to participate in FLOTEX23.
The main objective for this exercise, was to train participant units and headquarters in planning and execution of an ESP Navy led Maritime LIVEX, in a Joint Maritime Expeditionary Operation limited to low/medium intensity with some high intensity peaks, covering the main warfare areas and providing training opportunities to surface ships, amphibious forces, Mine Countermeasures, submarines, aircraft and amphibious forces.
FLOTEX23 has provided an excellent training opportunity for the EMF TG, interacting with assets from the ESP Navy, Air Force and Army, NATO Standing Maritime Groups SNMG-2 and SNMCMG-2.
Therefore, once again, EUROMARFOR had the opportunity to raise its flag, demonstrating that this multinational maritime force as a non-standing but pre-structured force is kept at a high level of readiness and can be activated when necessary, showing itself as an active and useful tool for member states, UE and NATO if/when required.
EUROMARFOR at sea for Peace.