"Lessons of the Ukrainian conflict": a "brigade of the future" is being created in the Spanish army

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"Lessons of the Ukrainian conflict": a "brigade of the future" is being created in the Spanish army

Based on the observation of the course of battles in the independent, Spanish strategists concluded that a deep reform of the army structure was necessary.

The lesson of the Ukrainian conflict was the conclusion that changes at the front are happening very quickly.

- consider in the Ministry of Defense of Spain.



In order to prepare for possible battles, an experimental unit is being created on the basis of the "Brigade of King Alfonso XIII", which received the designation "Combat Brigade of the Future". It will have about 3000 men and 900 pieces of equipment, be responsible for a front of about 100 km and consist of a core and 3 GCBT battle groups (group combat battalion).

The core will include two maneuverable small-sized interchangeable command posts, armored units, sappers, logistics, communications, reconnaissance and artillery (mortars with a range of fire of 7-10 km; howitzers hitting 50 km or more; MLRS for strikes against area targets). The GCBT battalion will have about 500 fighters and 100 vehicles and will include 3 SGCBT tactical subgroups and specialized units (fire support, forward JTAC gunners, heavy mortars, engineers, heavy infantry, UAVs).

SGCBT tactical subgroups [actually companies] should be able to operate autonomously for 5-7 days. Each of them will consist of just over 100 fighters and 16 vehicles and will be staffed by 3 infantry and 1 engineer units [i.e. platoons].

The experimental brigade will be equipped with the most modern materiel - mobile 81-mm EIMOS mortars from Expal on the chassis of the BA VAMTAC ST5; NTGS Alakran 120 mm mobile heavy mortars on wheels; 8x8 Dragon armored vehicles; caterpillar drones Themis for the transport of goods weighing up to 750 kg; radio equipment from Elbit operating in the UHF range; new power plants based on methanol batteries, leaving a very low acoustic and thermal footprint; promising means of electronic warfare against UAVs; new Cobat helmets and innovative body armor from FECSA; Romeo4T sights and Sig Sauer Juliet4 optics used in G36E assault rifles and MG4 light machine guns - both 5,56x45mm; ATGM Spike LR2 with a range of 5,5 km; ATGM BRICOM instead of TOW; AXMC precision rifles in .338 Lapua Magnum caliber, which will become widespread and will be supplemented by a semi-automatic weapons caliber 7,62x51 mm; RPG C90 from Instalaza and C100 from Alcotán; combat management systems BMS.

The brigade of King Alfonso XIII will become the backbone for the formation of the formations of the future

- reported in the publication Defensa.

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    1. +5
      August 27 2023
      The Spanish army sounds almost like "Spanish Shame"
      1. +4
        August 28 2023
        Quote: Vitaliy161
        The Spanish army sounds almost like "Spanish Shame"

        Not. Blue Division!
      2. +1
        August 28 2023
        Well, the Spanish land army (71 thousand and 327 tanks) is now larger than the German one (60 thousand and 321 tanks).
      3. +1
        August 28 2023
        I think many Spaniards rather experience considerable shame for their compatriot Josep Borrell.

        But who is experiencing "Spanish shame" in this situation?


        Apparently only those who look at this photo. And then, most likely, in relation to the priest, who lost all shame in this situation. However, he had something to lose contact with the "Heavenly Chancellery" at that moment...
    2. +6
      August 27 2023
      Of course, it is possible and necessary to draw conclusions based on this or that conflict, but only what is happening on the battlefield must be correctly interpreted, for example, in the USSR they came to the conclusion that large tank formations are not effective due to the civil war in Spain and the campaign in Western Ukraine and Belarus as would confirm the correctness of such a conclusion, and only the actions of the Germans in Poland convinced the opposite.
      1. +6
        August 28 2023
        only the actions of the Germans in Poland convinced the opposite


        The mechanized corps was just disbanded in November 1939, that is, as a result of the Polish war.

        And I was convinced by the fantastically rapid success of the German tank wedges in France.
        Therefore, it was in the summer of 1940 that the Red Army again created huge mechanized corps in the amount of as many as 9 pieces.
        1. +1
          August 28 2023
          It looks like you are right, I confused the time frame, but I definitely saw information about dissatisfaction with the actions of our corps during the Liberation Campaign, I especially remember that they were inferior to cavalry formations in terms of the speed of advancement, and for France, yes, your truth. hi And I’ll add about the 1940 mechanized corps, omitting the organizational and staffing, the creation of the tool itself does not at all mean the ability to use it, which was shown by the initial period of the Second World War, that is, even correct conclusions do not guarantee success in the event of a future collision.
    3. +1
      August 27 2023
      Once a green lieutenant was told: "Now forget everything you were taught." That is why the West pitted the fraternal peoples of the Slavs in order to learn to fight on our blood, however, a real war for them will be the last.
    4. +3
      August 28 2023
      It will have about 3000 men and 900 pieces of equipment, be responsible for a front of about 100 km and consist of a core and 3 battle groups GCBT (Group Combat Battalion).

      wow, in terms of the amount of equipment, this is just like half of the Ukrainian army, where there are 30 infantry fighting vehicles, 15 tanks and 20 armored vehicles per brigade, which in shuttle mode roll the dryers to the front
      1. -1
        August 28 2023
        Well, this is personnel, and Ukrainian is massively mobilized, if something like this happens to Spain, it will also quickly burn out, however, like any other European country.
        1. 0
          August 28 2023
          If something like this happened to Spain, there would be Madrid in two days, flowers for the liberators and a parade. As far as I remember, a couple of terrorist attacks on the railway were enough for the Spaniards to withdraw all their troops from Iraq
    5. 0
      August 28 2023
      1. practice will take place on the territory - Niger?
      2. further internship on the territory - Ukraine?
    6. +4
      August 28 2023
      For 3000 soldiers - 100 km of front, against whom were the Spaniards going to fight?
      1. 0
        August 28 2023
        Yes, I also went nuts, no one ... With such a stretch, their beards on jihad mobiles will be cut. And another 900 vehicles, for 3000, that is, 3,3 people per vehicle, even if they are all tanks, it turns out 1 loader per platoon - funny ...
    7. 0
      August 28 2023
      The longer the world will be ruled by capital, the more wars and expensive weapons will be. Capitalists always solve their contradictions by war and always get the maximum profit from the arms trade.
    8. 0
      August 28 2023
      Quote: Roust
      Once a green lieutenant was told: "Now forget everything you were taught." That is why the West pitted the fraternal peoples of the Slavs in order to learn to fight on our blood, however, a real war for them will be the last.

      It is doubtful that it is precisely in order to "learn to fight on our blood", of course, that they will study and draw practical conclusions for their armed forces, but this is more of an incidental additional "walkie-talkie" than an end in itself. winked
    9. 0
      August 28 2023
      new power plants based on methanol batteries, leaving a very low acoustic and thermal footprint
      - an interesting innovation. How are we with this?
    10. 0
      August 28 2023
      Something is not right here. How can 3000 people hold a 100 km front?
      Well, 3000 for 900 pieces of equipment, that's 3,3 people per car, that is, even if they are tanks, is there 1 loader per platoon chtol?
      Infantry fighting vehicles without landing, artillery with an incomplete staff ...
      There should be at least 900-6 thousand l / s for 7 pieces of equipment, and even more in NATO, there are large squads, loading in tanks ...
      True, they will not block the front of 100 km anyway ... 6-7 thousand. Well, 30 kilometers, well, 40 kilometers at most, and then, on a non-main sector of the front, on the main no more than 10-15 km along the front ...
    11. 0
      3 September 2023
      "It will have about 3000 people and 900 pieces of equipment"? ??
      Excuse me, but maybe 90 pieces of equipment?

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