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Este blog está dedicado al análisis y discusión de temas relacionados con la seguridad nacional y la defensa. Aunque en este sitio se encontrará información primordialmente sobre México, también se abordarán temáticas que por su relevancia bien pudieran aplicarse a otras latitudes. El autor es fundador y Director de Inteligencia en Riskop, una firma mexicana de inteligencia estratégica y control de riesgos. Politólogo por el ITESM Campus Monterrey y egresado del William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (DPCT 2016). Investigador Externo del Instituto de Investigaciones Estratégicas de la Armada de México y conferencista en el Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales y el Colegio de Defensa Nacional.

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New Humvees for the Mexican Army

The Mexican Army is beginning to replace its ageing Humvee fleet.

According to the Ministry of Defense, 717 out of the 2,200 Mexican Humvees are incapable to fulfill the Army’s minimal operational requirements.

Therefore, the Army is acquiring an initial batch of 240 brand new Humvees for a total cost of US $40 million.

Mexican Humvees have proven their efficiency in tactical missions such as troop transport, liaison and reconnaissance.

Nevertheless -as the Army has pointed out- Humvees are not well suited for urban counter-narcotic operations due to their weight and reduced maneuverability. That’s perhaps one of the main reasons that encouraged the Armed Forces to acquire the Sandcat Tactical Protector Vehicle.

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