Members of MOE, EZAPAC, FGNE and GAR in the Flintlock 23 exercise
The United States Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) organized the multinational exercise Flintlock, which has been running since 2005.
A specific vehicle to be used by the Special Operations Command of the Spanish Army
This is the United Vessel (UEMB) of the Special Operations Command (MOE)
This year’s exercise was held in Ivory Coast and Ghana and brought together elite military groups from the United States of America, Canada and several European and African countries, including Spain. This exercise is important to strengthen relations with the military forces of the Sahel, especially at a time when Russian mercenaries from the Wagner Group and large jihadist groups are trying to generate instability in the area.
In this exercise, as reported by the Defense Staff, 29 Spanish soldiers and civil guards participated in this exercise, namely personnel from the Command of the Special Article (MCOE), the Army of the Special Operations (MOE), the Special Naval Warfare (FGNE) of the Navy. The Parachute Sapper Squads (EZAPAC) of the Air Force and the Rapid Action Group (GAR) of the Civil Guard, as well as the Maritime Action Ship (BAM) of the “Audaz” army.
The United States Army and SOCAFRICA have released images of this exercise, some of which reflect Spanish participation. You can see it below.
A Spanish manufacturer, probably from MOE, fired the Heckler & Koch G36K. The pistol he carries is a Heckler & Koch USP.
An MOE operator with a Heckler & Koch HK416.
MOE operator investigating the identity of an Ivorian soldier.
A GAR by Heckler & Koch HK416 in Volta, Ghana during a civil fire on March 7.
Cape Verdean soldiers ABM “Audaz” in Accra, Ghana, March 9.
An MOE operator with a G36 slingshot during a live fire exercise in Volta, Ghana, March 7. In the Cape Verdean scene we see a soldier with an AKMS.
ABM “Audaz” docked in Volta, Ghana, on March 7. This Spanish ship served in this training exercise for the attack.
Eburian soldiers training in flight equipped with AUDaz ABM in Volta, Ghana, on March 9.
A GAR G36K in Volta, Ghana during a civil war on March 9.
An FGNE operator with an Ivorian soldier during a fire drill in Volta, Ghana, on March 7.
A member of the United States Special Forces exercises with Ghanaian soldiers in Daboya, Ghana, on March 2.
An MOE member fired by HK416 in Volta, Ghana, on March 7.
Cape Verdean soldier HK416 operating MOE firing.
US Marine Colonel Robert Zyla, deputy commander of SOCAFRICA, with an MK18 carbine in Accra, Ghana, on March 8.
An MOE operator observing the firing practice of Cape Verdean soldiers. Bring the soldier with the HK416 archer to shoot the Spanish soldier.
An operator from the US Marine Raider Regiment watches a Ghanaian soldier practice shooting with an M-16A2 in Accra, Ghana, on March 8.