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Spanish Armed Forces
Fuerzas Armadas Españolas
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Emblem of the Spanish Army.svg Spanish Army
Emblem of the Spanish Navy.svg Spanish Navy
Emblem of the Spanish Air Force.svg Spanish Air Force
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Emblem of the Spanish Royal Guard.svg Spanish Royal Guard
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Supreme Commander Captain General of the Royal Armed Forces and Supreme Commander
H. M. Felipe VI
Minister of Defence Pedro Morenés[1]
Chief of the Defense Staff General Admiral
Fernando García Sánchez[2]
Military age 18
Active personnel 123,300[3]
Reserve personnel 16,200
Budget € 5.717 billion[4] (2015)
Percent of GDP ~0.6% (2015)
Domestic suppliers Airbus Group, Santa Bárbara, Navantia, Indra, Gamesa, Abengoa
Foreign suppliers United States
Annual imports € 2.415 billion [5] (2010)
Annual exports € 4.174 billion [5] (2010)
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History Military history of Spain

The Spanish Armed Forces (Spanish language: Fuerzas Armadas Españolas , FFAA) are the military forces of the Kingdom of Spain. The Spanish Armed Forces are a modern military force charged with defending the Kingdom's integrity and sovereignty. They consist of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The Monarch is the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, with the title jefe supremo de las fuerzas armadas (Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces) The current Chief of the Defence Staff is General Admiral Fernando García Sánchez. The Armed Forces are active members of NATO, the Eurocorps, the European Union Battlegroups as well as providing peace keeping troops to the United Nations.


The military history of Spain includes the history of battles fought in the territory of modern Spain, as well as her former and current overseas possessions and territories, and the military history of the Spanish people regardless of geography.


The three main branches of the Spanish armed forces are as follows;[6]

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