Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial

Special Naval Warfare Force
Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial
Emblem of the Spanish Naval Special Warfare Force.svg
Shield of the FGNE
Active10 June 2009
Country Spain
BranchArmada Española.svg Spanish Navy
TypeEmblem of the Joint Special Operations Command (Spain).svg Special forces
RoleSpecial operations
Part ofEscudo infantería marina España.svg Navy Marines
Garrison/HQLa Algameca Naval Station, Cartagena (Murcia)  Spain
Nickname(s)Hombres rana (Frogmen)
Motto(s)Serenitas et audacia
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Ángel R. Herrezuelo
FGNE Commandos

The Special Naval Warfare Force (FGNE) (Spanish: Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial) is the special forces unit of the Spanish Navy.[1] It was created on June 10, 2009, as the merge of different special forces units of the Spanish Navy: the Special Combat Divers Unit (UEBC), the Special Explosive Defusers Unit (UEDE) from the Navy Diving Center, and the Special Operations Unit (UOE) from the Spanish Navy Marines.[1]

The Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial can be compared in deployment and operability with the United States Navy SEALs, the Shayetet 13 from Israel, the Special Boat Service from the United Kingdom and other amphibious warfare special forces units.

Mission and organization[]

The Special Naval Warfare Force is the special forces unit of the Spanish Navy specialized in operations in maritime, land and coastal environments. The unit is composed mainly by members of the Marines.

Its is composed by a unit of Command and Control, a unit for the support of the Command and Control unit, the combat units, the units for the support of the combat units and the servicies combat units (health, supply, transportation, weapons, material...).

Jobs assigned to them:

Commander[]

The Special Naval Warfare Force is under the command of a Colonel or a Ship-of-the-line captain who receives the title of Commander of the Special Naval Warfare Force (COMNAVES). As a force integrated into the Marines, it is directly dependent on the General Commander of the Marines.

Deployments[]

The FGNE has been deployed in several operations, including Atalanta in Somalia, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and Hispaniola in Haiti.[2]

The Special Naval Warfare Force also took part during the hijacking of the Spanish fishing vessel Alakrana in October 2009, parachuting on the Somali waters and being recovered after by the frigate Canarias.[2]

Equipment[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b "Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial (FGNE)". armada.mde.es (in Spanish). Spanish Navy.
  2. ^ a b "¿CUÁLES SON LAS PRINCIPALES OPERACIONES Y EJERCICIOS EN LOS QUE HEMOS PARTICIPADO? - Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial (FGNE)". armada.mde.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ Maíz Sanz, Julio (17 October 2018). "La Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial de la Armada se dota con fusiles de asalto HK416". Defensa.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2018.

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