ARM Tabasco Launched at Tampico

July 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Mexican Navy-Navy Secretariat reports that this day at the Tampico Marine Shipyard based in Tampico, Tamaulipas, the ARM Ocean Patrol Launching “TABASCO” was held ”PO-168 , which will carry out its operations under the concept of trinomial, using a navalized helicopter, as well as an onboard interception patrol, to carry out patrol and surveillance within the territorial sea and the Exclusive Economic Zone, in order to maintain the Rule of Law at sea. The launching ceremony of this unit was presided by Admiral…

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ARM Jalisco Commissioned

May 24, 2019 – The Secretary of the Navy – Armada de Mexico through the Fourth Naval Region, informs that today was held the Welcome Ceremony to the Ship Oceanic Surveillance Patrol ARM JALISCO PO-167. Cited Surface Unit was built by Mexican labor, in the Shipyard of Marina Número Veinte with headquarters in the Port of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca. The process of construction began on August 9, 2016 with the keel setting, its launch date was May 14, 2018, and was held on November 23, 2018. The ARM JALISCO PO-167…

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Mexican Navy secures more than 800 kilos of alleged cocaine off Guerrero

March 1, 2019 – The Navy-Navy Secretariat of Mexico, as the National Maritime Authority and acting as Coast Guard, reports that personnel assigned to the Eighth Naval Region, based in Acapulco, Guerrero, achieved the assurance of approximately 816 kilograms of presumed illicit cargo with the characteristics of cocaine, two containers with presumed marijuana and fuel, as well as a smaller vessel with high-powered engines; likewise, the detention of three crew members off the coast of Guerrero was carried out. This action was carried out after conducting reconnaissance maritime and aerial…

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Raytheon’s Rolling Airframe Missile to defend Armada de México patrol frigate

October 23, 2018 – Raytheon Company has delivered a RAM launcher to the Mexican government as part of the long-range off-shore patrol vessel (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance, or POLA) program, marking the first delivery of a RAM product to a Latin American country. The USS Arlington fires a Raytheon-built RAM missile during a live-fire exercise on Oct. 14, 2018. A supersonic, lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget weapon, the RAM system is designed to destroy anti-ship missiles. (Photo: U.S. Navy) The Mexican Navy will use the RAM Block 2 supersonic, quick reaction,…

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Mexican Navy and Damen cooperating in most technologically advanced naval ship in Latin America

Damen Shipyards Group and the Mexican Navy, via the Directorate General of Shipbuilding, are currently working together to build the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA (from its initials in Spanish)), the most technologically advanced vessel in Latin America. With this, the Mexican Navy will join the long list of navies around the world that have Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding vessels in their fleets. POLA will be the Mexican version of the Damen SIGMA 10514, a proven design that has booked successful results internationally. POLA will be 107 metres in length,…

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US Approves MH-60R Sale to Mexico

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters for an estimated cost of $1.20 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 18, 2018. The Government of Mexico has requested to buy eight (8) MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters, equipped with: twenty (20) T-700 GE 401 C engines (16 installed and 4 spares); sixteen (16) APS-153(V) Multi-Mode radars (8 installed, 8 spares); ten (10) Airborne Low Frequency Systems (ALFS) (8 installed…

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Public Trust Agreement “State Land Bank” is signed for Installation of Naval Infrastructure in Puebla

Google Translation Mexico City March 12, 2018 – With the purpose of developing naval infrastructure, to initially build a Naval Station, Electronic Workshops and Laboratories, as well as the future of diverse complementary infrastructure that allows its full functionality, the Secretariat of Marina, the Governments of the Republic and the State of Puebla, signed the agreement of the Public Trust called “State Land Bank”, projects that will have a positive impact on the security and economy of the region. During the ceremony of the signing of the agreement, Admiral Vidal…

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Cuauhtémoc Begins 2018 Cadet Cruise

Google Translation The Secretary of the Navy – Navy of Mexico informs that the School Ship ARM Cuauhtémoc (BE-01), sailed at noon today from the wharf of the Eighth Naval Region, based in Acapulco, Guerrero, to start his new journey as part of the “CRUISE OF INSTRUCTION VELAS LATINOAMÉRICA 2018”, in which he will visit 24 ports in 13 countries, to carry the message of peace and goodwill of the people of Mexico. The crew of the “LATIN AMERICAN VEIL INSTRUCTION CRUISE 2018”, is composed of 57 cadets from the…

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Airbus Helicopters completes AS565 MBe Panther deliveries to Mexican Navy

The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order for ten units in 2014, the Mexican Navy became the launch customer of this new version. The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the remaining six during the course of 2017. Stationed at three naval bases in the Mexican states of Veracruz, Sonora and Michoacan, the helicopters perform an average of 300 flight hours for reconnaissance, patrol missions and training flights. “The arrival of…

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ARM Chichén Itzá Christened

Today, Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto, President of the United Mexican States and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces in the port of Veracruz, led the flagging of the Tenochtitlán ARM coastal patrol “CHICHÉN ITZÁ “(PC 340), of the Mexican Navy November 6, 2017. The Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, accompanied by Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, Secretary of the Navy and General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, Secretary of National Defense, as well as members of his Cabinet, led the Tenochtitlán Coastal Patrol ARM “CHICHÉN ITZÁ” (PC 340), at Pier Number…

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Bold Alligator 2017 Exercises Amphibious Forces

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command and Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) will commence Bold Alligator 2017 (BA17) in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and at-sea Atlantic ranges Oct. 18 through Oct. 30. Bold Alligator 17 will be a live, events-driven exercise featuring U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and partner nation forces. The exercises will provide the Navy and Marine Corps team tactical level training for amphibious operations which are core requirement to maritime power projection. While the scope of the exercise has been modified because of U.S. and partner…

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Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz takes part in a symbolic coin ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval

On Thursday 17th August, the Secretary of the Mexican Navy, Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, took part in a symbolic coin ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) at Vlissingen in the Netherlands. He was accompanied by the Secretary of National Defense, General Salvador Cienfuegos. The ceremony is a part of the shipbuilding process, traditionally aimed at attracting good fortune for a vessel under construction. On this occasion, the vessel is a Damen Sigma 10514 Long Range Patrol Vessel. On Thursday 17th August, the Secretary of the Mexican Navy, Admiral…

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RIMPAC’s Lost Shots

US Department of Defense has released more photos from RIMPAC 2016 subsequent to printing of our FREE souvenir book. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands                       Photo by LCPL Frank Cordoba 15th MEU 07.23.2016 Photo by LCPL Frank Cordoba 15th MEU  07.23.2016 Photo by LCPL Frank Cordoba 15th MEU 07.23.2016 Photo by LCPL Frank Cordoba 15th MEU 07.25.2016 Photo by…

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