Between February 15 and 20, the Army’s Coastal Artillery Defense Unit (UDACTA) I / 20 will be integrated into the Armed Forces’ permanent operations (MOPS) as part of the Maritime Operations Command (MOM) under the operational control of the Operations Command.
The UDACTA controls the area of the Strait of Gibraltar with material means of the coastal artillery in the area of the Campo de Gibraltar and thus contributes to improving the knowledge of the maritime environment in the area of the Strait through joint maritime surveillance.
The MOM is the organization of the operational structure of the armed forces, which is subordinate to the JEMAD and is responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring of the surveillance and security operations of the maritime areas of sovereignty, responsibility and national interest. It is under the command of Accin Martima (ALMART) based in Cartagena.
COVAM in Cartagena is the Maritime Action Force (FAM) instrument to collate and analyze the information it receives from a wide variety of sources, including the UDACTA, and to get an accurate picture of everything in the sea passes spaces of national interest. This is known as “Knowledge of the Marine Environment” (CEM).
Permanent operations are a powerful tool for keeping tabs on sovereign territories. They make it possible to identify threats in advance and enable an immediate and viable response to a potential crisis.
The traditional Land Operational Commands (MOT), Maritime (MOM), Aerospace (MOA) and the newly created Cyberspace (MOC) form the permanent command structure. Every day around 3,000 armed forces employees are involved in permanent operations that are under the operational control of the operations command.
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