Spanish Army Air Defence Command
The Spanish Army Air Defence Command (Spanish Mando de Artillería Antiaérea, MAAA) is a specific command of the Spanish Army, composed of anti-air artillery units under a same command, formed, trained and equipped to contribute, into a joint or joint/combined frame, to the air space control and defense. Those units may act either in the national territory or as a reinforcement to allied organization based on the joint and Army specific doctrine.
The MAAA is composed of a General Quarter and a set of Anti-Air Artillery units and units of combat support.
The units belonging to the MAAA are:
- 71st Anti-air Artillery Regiment in Madrid with Mistral surface-to-air missiles
- 73rd Anti-air Artillery Regiment in Cartagena with Skyguard-Aspide surface-to-air missile systems
- 74th Anti-air Artillery Regiment in San Roque with MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile systems
- Signal Battalion in Madrid
The 94th Anti-air Artillery Regiment, which fields NASAMS surface-to-air missile systems falls under operational control of the Canarias General Command.
- Instrucción núm. 59/2005, de 4 de abril, del Jefe de Estado Mayor del Ejército sobre Normas de Organización y Funcionamiento del Ejército de Tierra, published in Spanish Ministry of Defense Official Publication (Boletín Oficial de Defensa, BOD) #80 of April 26th of 2005