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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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