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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Coast Guard establishes safety and security zones for Los Angeles Fleet Week

For the safety of Fleet Week participants and spectators, a temporary security zone is planned for the Port of Los Angeles beginning Tuesday, and ending September 5. The Captain of the Port establishes security zones during high-profile events to minimize hazards to port operations. The security zone is scheduled to encompass all navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor of the Port of Los Angeles within a 200-yard radius of underway Navy vessels greater than 100 feet in length. Additionally, the security zone around anchored or moored Navy…

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