Spanish–Italian Amphibious Battlegroup
|Spanish-Italian Amphibious Battlegroup|
|Active||23 November 1998|
|Role||Amphibious Landing Force|
|Part of||Common Security and Defence Policy|
The Spanish–Italian Amphibious Battlegroup is one of 18 European Union battlegroups. It is formed by the Spanish–Italian Landing Force (SILF) of the Spanish–Italian Amphibious Force (SIAF Spanish: Fuerza Anfibia Hispano-Italiana; Italian: Forza Anfibia Italo-Spagnola). It consists of 1500 Marines with manpower contributed from the participating countries. From January until June 2009, it was on the EU Battlegroup standby roster.
Order of battle
The unit uses a modular organization.
The primary core of the unit is made up by:
- the Spanish Brigada de Infantería de Marina (BRIMAR of the Spanish Marines)
- the Italian San Marco Marine Brigade.
It also has attached units from the Spanish and Italian Navies:
- Aircraft Carriers:
- L-61 Juan Carlos I
- Giuseppe Garibaldi
- Landing Ships:
- L-51 Galicia
- L-52 Castilla
- L-9892 San Giorgio
- L-9893 San Marco
- L-9894 San Giusto
- ^ a b c Volpi, Valerio (2011). Why Europe Will Not Run the 21st Century: Reflections on the Need for a New European Federation. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 155. ISBN 978-1443830522. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
- ^ Charles Heyman (2011), The Armed Forces of the European Union, 2012-2013, p. 119. Casemate Publishers.
- ^ Bonaiuti, Chiara; Lodovisi, Achille (2010). Sicurezza, controllo e finanza. Le nuove dimensioni del mercato degli armamenti (in Italian). Milan: Editoriale Jaca Book. p. 273. ISBN 978-8816409279. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
- Fuerza Anfibia Hispano Italiana (SIAF) (Spanish Defence Ministry)
- Forza Anfibia Italo-Spagnola (SIAF) (Italian Defence Ministry)
TEU Article 42.3