Sea Platforms

Mexican Navy commissions first POLA long-range OPV

14 February 2020

ARM Reformador is based on the Damen SIGMA 10514 light frigate design. Source: Damen

The Mexican Navy's first POLA (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance) long-range ocean patrol vessel, ARM Reformador (101), was commissioned on 6 February, the service has announced.

Reformador is based on the Damen Shipyards SIGMA 10514 light frigate design, displacing 2,570 tonnes, with a length of 105.1 m, a beam of 14 m, and a draft of 3.7 m.

The ship was launched on 23 November 2018 and completed sea acceptance trials in December 2019. Construction was split between Mexico and the Netherlands. Four of the OPV's six modular sections were built at the Mexican Navy's ASTIMAR Salina Cruz shipyard in Oaxaca, and two were built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding at its yard in Vlissingen.

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