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    Mexico buys Russian tactical transport helicopters

    Post  Russian Patriot on Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:19 pm

    Mexico buys Russian tactical transport helicopters - source

    Mexico bought three Russian Mi-17V-5 tactical transport helicopters, an informed source in the Mexican military circles told RIA Novosti on Saturday.

    The Mexican navy ministry, which along with defense ministry is charged with efforts against drug trafficking and organized crime, signed a contract with Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport on December 22.

    Under the contract the Mexican side will receive three Russian helicopters made at the Kazan Helicopter Factory (KVZ) next year. The contract value is not disclosed.

    Russia's Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev earlier said that Mexican partners showed interest in Russian military equipment to use in operations against drug trafficking.

    "Our partners demonstrated interest [in Russian equipment]," Patrushev told journalists after a working visit to Mexico this November.

    The Mi-17V-5 is an export modification of the Mi-8MTV-5 military utility transport helicopter and one of Russia's most popular export choppers. It can carry up to 36 passengers or four tons of cargo and features advanced multifunction cockpit displays and upgraded TV3-117VM engines.

    According to expert estimates, Russian-made helicopters account for about 20% of the military helicopter market in Latin America and for about 2% of the civilian helicopter market in the region.

    http://www.en.ria.ru/mlitary_news/20111231/170571874.html
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  GarryB on Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:33 am

    This is a good start.

    I remember a while back there was talk about building a helicopter maintainence centre in Mexico to service Russian helos in the region. The cost of sending helos from central and south america to Russia for overhauls and serious maintainence/upgrades make them expensive to operate.

    Being able to send them to Mexico for the work will greatly reduce lifetime costs and might make Mexico a little money too.

    Buying three helos sounds like a test batch, so if they like them I guess there is potential for more later.

    I hope they bend over backwards to make this work....

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    Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  F-15E on Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:21 pm

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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:05 pm

    US to Sell Black Hawk Helicopters to Mexico for War on Organized Crime

    Mexico requested the foreign military sale to modernize its armed forces to combat drug trafficking. The $110 million deal would include communications, radar and weaponry for the Black Hawks, as well as training and logistical services.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US State Department has approved the possible sale of three Black Hawk Helicopters to Mexico to strengthen the country’s capability to fight organized crime and conduct counter-narcotics operations, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on Tuesday

    “Mexico has been a strong partner in combating organized crime and drug trafficking organizations,” the statement said. “The sale of these UH-60M helicopters to Mexico will significantly increase and strengthen its capability to provide in-country airlift support for its forces engaged in counter-drug operations.”

    The $110 million deal would include communications, radar and weaponry for the Black Hawks, as well as training and logistical services.

    Mexico is a major hub for organized crime and the drug trade to the United States. Fighting between dozens of Mexican drug cartels over control of lucrative drug trade as well as counter-narcotics operations have left tens of thousands dead.

    The UN Office on Drugs and Crime reported that about 112,000 homicides took place in Mexico between 2008 and 2012. Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography reported 23,000 murders in the country in 2013.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150317/1019621472.html#ixzz3UgAHqM7S
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Thu May 28, 2015 12:38 pm

    Mexico will acquire 50 Super Puma helicopters
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:02 am

    The Mexican Navy is planning to build frigates
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:37 pm

    US Army Orders Seven Black Hawk Helicopters for Mexico Worth Nearly $55Mln

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160412/1037850065/us-army-black-hawk-mexico.html#ixzz45bisnAFo
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  Militarov on Wed May 04, 2016 7:29 pm

    "Arcturus UAV reports the Mexican Navy has deployed their T-20 JUMP Fixed Wing VTOL UAV for unspecified operations in Mexico. The customer took delivery of the VTOL system in March.

    The T-20 JUMP is a VTOL variant of Arcturus UAV’s catapult launched T-20 platform. The T-20 JUMP operates without any special launch or recovery equipment. Gross payload capacity is 60 lbs. The Mexican Navy configuration with EO/IR sensor has approximately 15 hours of endurance and 75-mile data link range.

    An EO/IR and EW capable version offers 11 hours of endurance. Mexico has operated a fleet of catapult launch T-20s since 2014.



    Arcturus has proposed the T-20 JUMP VTOL platform for MEUAS III, USSOCOM’s worldwide UAS services contract. Arcturus has also proposed a heavy fuel version of the T-20 JUMP for the Royal Australian Navy’s Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Program."


    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/mexican-navy-has-deployed-their-t-20-jump-uav-for-unspecified-operations-in-mexico.html
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  max steel on Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:39 pm

    Mexican helicopter lost


    The Mexican Secretariat of Defense (SEDENA) has officially acknowledged the loss of an AgustaWestland AW109SP (serial number 1908) that crashed on 1 July, killing its three crewmen.

    The aircraft, which belonged to the Mexican Air Force's Special Air Transport of the High Command (UETAAM) crashed near the town of Ozumba de Alzate in the state of Mexico, close to the border with the state of Morelos, on its way back to Mexico City from Air Force Base No. 15 at San Juan Bautista La Raya, Oaxaca.
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:06 am

    F-5E/F Tiger II decommissioned from the Mexican Air Force. Mexico without fighter aircrafts now

    Participation in the military parade September 16, 2016 was the last flight of fighters F-5E/F from the 401 Squadron of the Mexican Air Force after 34 years of service. Now this type of aircraft decommissioned and Mexico (a country with a population of 120 million people and a GDP volume in dollar terms, close to the Russian) was left without a jet fighter.



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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:44 am

    The frigate SIGMA 10514 for the Mexican Navy

    On August 17, 2017, the ceremony of laying the head frigate of the SIGMA 10514 project, being built for the Navy of Mexico (the name of the ship has not yet been assigned) was held at the shipyard Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlyssingen, the Netherlands, of the Damen Shipyard Group. The ceremony was attended by the Mexican Navy Minister Admiral Vidal Francisco Sobron Sants.



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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:36 am

    Mexico acquires anti-ship missiles Harpoon for its new frigate

    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), on January 5, 2018, sent a notice to the US Congress about the forthcoming sale of arms to the Mexican Army through the intergovernmental military sales of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for the head frigate of the SIGMA project being built in the Netherlands for the Mexican fleet 10514, including six anti-ship missiles Boeing RGM-84L Harpoon Block II. The sale is authorized by the US Department of State.

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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  d_taddei2 on Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:24 pm

    I ain't surprised at them ditching the order. $170mn each for a helicopter lol. You can buy a really expensive but shitty F-35 for that and have some money leftover loooool.


    Mexican President-elect Andres Mannuel Lopez Obrador plans to cancel a $1.36 billion order for 8 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the country's Navy. The gunships, intended for use to counter the drug trade, are just too expensive, Obrador says. But are there more affordable alternatives with similar capabilities out there?


    https://sputniknews.com/military/201807121066303958-mexico-us-helicopters-russian-alternative/

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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  miketheterrible on Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:00 pm

    Ka-27 series are very affordable and also come with armed versions.
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  d_taddei2 on Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:07 am

    miketheterrible wrote:Ka-27 series are very affordable and also come with armed versions.

    That's what the article mentioned of course another option could be mi-14 as there was a mention a while ago that mil might start production again and the mi-17 platform can also be used as a gunship Mexico are use a fleet of mi-17 so parts etc wouldn't be a problem although I do believe that right now only ka-27 is on the market.
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  Militarov Yesterday at 12:22 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:Ka-27 series are very affordable and also come with armed versions.

    Probably too big for what they intend to use them for. I suspect they might turn to Bell UH-1Y Venom or AS565MB, or something of a sort. Unless Russians do something based on Ka-60 in relatively short time.
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  miketheterrible Yesterday at 8:43 pm

    Ah, so they want something lighter/faster?
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  Militarov Yesterday at 8:46 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:Ah, so they want something lighter/faster?

    Seems they want to use some gunship with secondary transport role to fight drug traffic. To deal with those hand-crafted subs and fast boats. Something that probably can both attack and land a party on suspected ship. At least that is how i see it, due to their current choice of this Seahawk.
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  PapaDragon Yesterday at 9:11 pm

    d_taddei2 wrote:..........
    Mexican President-elect Andres Mannuel Lopez Obrador plans to cancel a $1.36 billion order for 8 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the country's Navy. ..........
    https://sputniknews.com/military/201807121066303958-mexico-us-helicopters-russian-alternative/

    1.36 billion bucks for 8 helicopters?

    That comes out as 170 million per piece. How does that even work when declared price is 43 million?
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  Militarov Yesterday at 9:34 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    d_taddei2 wrote:..........
    Mexican President-elect Andres Mannuel Lopez Obrador plans to cancel a $1.36 billion order for 8 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the country's Navy. ..........
    https://sputniknews.com/military/201807121066303958-mexico-us-helicopters-russian-alternative/

    1.36 billion bucks for 8 helicopters?

    That comes out as 170 million per piece. How does that even work when declared price is 43 million?

    http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/mexico-mh-60r-multi-mission-helicopters in details
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    Re: Mexican Armed Forces

    Post  d_taddei2 Yesterday at 10:37 pm

    Militarov wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:Ah, so they want something lighter/faster?

    Seems they want to use some gunship with secondary transport role to fight drug traffic. To deal with those hand-crafted subs and fast boats. Something that probably can both attack and land a party on suspected ship. At least that is how i see it, due to their current choice of this Seahawk.


    Mi-35 Could do both as could mi-17 gunship but a bit bigger. If kamov 60 was ready it wouldn't take much to arm it. I know that the Ansat 2RC is armed variant of the Ansat but no troop transport but I would imagine using the troop transport version with a couple of pylons added could work. I highly suspect that a western aircraft will be chosen

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