Of the ?? Alert ?? (A-111), one of the most discreet ships in the Spanish Navy, made a short stop at the Arsenal de Las Palmas last weekend. It is very unusual to be aware of the activities of this ship, which was previously operated by the defunct German Democratic Republic, as its job is to gather information.
It’s a one of a kind piece. in the Spanish Navy, since it was acquired by Germany in 1992, after having previously served under the flag of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) military navy. After the dissolution of the GDR, most of the defense material was stored in order to later be sold as scrap metal or to other countries. Such was the case of the ship then called Jasmund. (D41), which was built in the early 1980s and delivered to the GDR military navy on May 10, 1985.
Several years later, in 1988, as reported by , it was converted into an information-gathering ship. Strangely enough, after it became part of the Spanish Navy, it was already named “Alert”, modified by the Astican shipyards in the said port of Las Palmas to take on its new role as an Electronic Intelligence Vessel or ELectronic INTelligence (ELINT). After completion of the redesign, he took over the similar functions of the patrol boat “Alsedo” in July 1993. (P-02), which ended on June 30 of the same year. Since then, he has carried out several information gathering missions.
According to the naval files, it has a standard displacement of 1,800 tons and 2,292 at full load, a length of 76.3 meters and a width of 12.1 meters. Its original Kolomna Type 40 DM diesel engine (2,200 horsepower) was swapped for a Bazán -Caterpillar 3606 (2,760 horsepower), which offers a range of about 11,000 miles at an economical cruising speed of 12 knots. The staff consists of 60 employees, including a good number of technicians who operate ELINT systems.
Of the ?? Alert ?? (A-111) of the Spanish Navy in the Arsenal de Las Palmas.
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