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Mexico to acquire Harpoon Block II, RAM Block 2 for new patrol vessel

08 January 2018

The US State Department has authorised the sale of a number of missiles and torpedoes to Mexico to equip a new long-range ocean patrol vessel (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance: POLA), currently under construction for the Mexican Navy (Armada de México).

According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notification on 5 January, the armament package includes six RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface-launched missiles, 23 RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 tactical missiles; and six MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedoes. Also included in the deal are eight MK 825 Mod 0 RAM Guided Missile Round Packs (GMRP) tri-pack shipping and storage containers; RAM Block 2 MK 44 Mod 4 GMRP; two MK 32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tubes triple tube launchers; and ammunition and other hardware.

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