Spanish–Italian Amphibious Battlegroup

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Spanish-Italian Amphibious Battlegroup[1]
Coat of arms of the Hispano–Italian Amphibious Battle Group.svg
Active 23 November 1998
Country  Spain
Allegiance European Union European Union
Branch EU Battlegroup
Type Regiment
Role Amphibious Landing Force
Size 1500
Part of Common Security and Defence Policy
Garrison/HQ HQ:
Rota, Spain
Brindisi, Italy

The Spanish–Italian Amphibious Battlegroup[1][2][3] (SIAF; Spanish: Fuerza Anfibia Hispano-Italiana; Italian: Forza Anfibia Italo-Spagnola) is one of 18 European Union battlegroups. 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.[1]

Order of battle[edit]

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) and the Italian San Marco Regiment. It also has attached units from the Spanish and Italian Navies:


  1. ^ 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 1443830526. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Charles Heyman (2011), The Armed Forces of the European Union, 2012-2013, p. 119. Casemate Publishers.
  3. ^ 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 8816409274. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 

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