Fachada del edificio de la ETSIAN
The School was founded in 1943 when the Artillery Corps of the Spanish Navy was reorganized to adapt it to the new requirements which include all technical aspects related to weapons, explosives, optronic systems, fire control, chemical issues and armor-plating.
In 1967 the Spanish Navy Corps of Engineers was officially established as it is known today. One of the three branches of the Corps was Naval Weapons. In 1989 and thanks to the new law governing the Regulations of Professional Military Personnel, the ETSIAN became a Military Educational Center for those officers who, after studying a civilian engineering career, join the Spanish Navy Corps of Engineers.
New challenges lie ahead for the ETSIAN in the short term, to adapt its syllabus and implement the Bologna Plan.
State-of-the-art developments in science and technology of naval weapons demand constant updates and reviews in order to carry out its educational mission.
Training Cruises on board the ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ contribute to the nautical, military, social and human instruction of midshipmen from the Marin Naval Academy
The offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Vigía’ set sail from Puntales Naval Station (Cadiz) to conduct a series of activities in Africa as part of the Defense Diplomacy Plan and a follow-on of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) initiative
The auxiliary oiler and replenishment ship (AOR) ‘Patiño’ is to integrate into the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG-2) for two months
F-100 frigate ‘Méndez Núñez’ left her home port in Ferrol (NW Spain) towards the Mediterranean Sea to integrate into the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG-2)
Frigate ‘Reina Sofía’ (F-84) set sail to integrate into the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1) as part of this rapid reaction force deployed in Atlantic waters
The amphibious assault ship ‘Galicia’ set sail from Rota Naval Base to take part, as flagship, in the European Union counter-piracy Operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean
The main mission of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG-2) is to contribute to keep the Alliance’s ports and naval bases open to shipping.
Frigate ‘Canarias’ (F-86), departed Rota Naval Base to integrate into EUNAVFOR’s mission ‘SOPHIA’ to help stop human trafficking in the central Mediterranean Sea.
The purpose is to enhance the interoperability between the Spanish Navy and the RAN, and to provide training to the crews of the Spanish-designed ‘Hobart’-class anti-air destroyers on board the AEGIS-equipped frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’.
The oceanographic research ship ‘Hespérides’ has started the 22nd Antarctic Campaign in support of the Spanish science.