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Mexico commissions its first POLA and an OPV

28 November 2018

In one of his final acts as head of state, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on 23 November commissioned Reformador (101), the Mexican Navy’s new long-range patrol vessel (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance: POLA), and the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ARM Jalisco (PO-167).

Reformador is based on Damen’s SIGMA 10514 frigate and it is the first of an order for as many as eight vessels that could be constructed jointly by the Mexican state-run shipyard ASTIMAR and Damen shipyards. The vessel has a length of 107 m, a maximum speed of 27 kt, and can operate at sea for up to 20 days.

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