ARM Reformador Completes Acceptance Trials

December 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico uses the naval power of the Federation for foreign defense, also contributing to the internal defense of the country, with the purpose of strengthening operational response capabilities, the consolidation of intelligence naval and modernization of processes, systems and infrastructure, for which it promotes research, technological development and…

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INAH & SEMAR Locate Shipwreck of Mexican Revolution Gunboat, Tampico

November 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – Although little is known, the Mexican Revolution was also fought at sea. The most iconic naval contests of that war occurred between March and June 1914, in Topolobampo, Sinaloa; geography in which experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR), have located a key piece…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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