Spanish Armed Forces Intelligence Center
Centro de Inteligencia de las Fuerzas Armadas
Coat of Arms of the Spanish Armed Forces Intelligence Centre.svg
Coat of Arms of the CIFAS
Active2004–present
Country Spain
Branch
Coat of Arms of the Spanish Defence Staff-EMAD.svg
Defence Staff
TypeMilitary intelligence agency
SizeClassified
Garrison/HQRetamares Base, Madrid
WebsiteOfficial website
Commanders
Current
commander
DG Francisco Rosaleny Pardo de Santayana

The Armed Forces Intelligence Center (Spanish: Centro de Inteligencia de las Fuerzas Armadas, CIFAS) is a Spanish intelligence agency dependent of the Defense Staff (EMAD). It has the function of providing JEMAD, the Ministry of Defense and the Prime Minister with information on risk situations and crises from abroad. In his charge is a Director with rank of General.[1]

It is a unique and joint body of the Spanish Armed Forces in matters of military intelligence, it controls the systems of intelligence and electronic warfare, maintaining the intelligence centers of the Army, Navy and Air Force, functional dependence on the CIFAS. Founded in 2004, it replaces the former Intelligence Division of the Defense Staff.

Functions

Directors

References

  1. ^ Royal Decree 1551/2004. June 24, which develops the basic organic structure of the Ministry of Defense.
  2. ^ Royal Decree 872/2014, October 10, which establishes the basic organization of the Armed Forces
  3. ^ Quico Sallés (11 October 2019). ElMón.cat (ed.). "Sánchez posa un legionari a dirigir la intel·ligència militar". Retrieved 28 October 2019.