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Mexico's 2014 plans include new assault rifles and more DN-XI trucks

30 December 2013

The Mexican Army announced several new projects as part of its 2013-2018 National Defence Programme (PSDN 2013-2018) that was published in mid-December.

PSDN 2013-2018 outlines the need for the Mexican armed forces to continue providing an internal security role and to furnish an average force of 30,000 troops to support law enforcement activities. Land mobility and infantry equipment will therefore remain a priority.

The army plans to completely replace its inventory of Heckler und Koch-designed G3 assault rifles with the locally designed FX-05 Xicoatl (Fire Serpent) assault rifle by 2018. The Army-run Industrias Militares will produce 111,000 rifles from 2014, which will add to the 44,000 built since 2005.



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