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Este blog está dedicado al análisis y discusión de temas relacionados con la seguridad nacional y la defensa. El autor es fundador y Director de Inteligencia en Riskop, una firma mexicana de inteligencia estratégica y control de riesgos y Director del Institute for Strategy and Development Research, ISDR. Estudiante del programa MA Maritime Security por la Universidad de Coventry, Inglaterra (2020-2022). 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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Pentagon confirms UH-60M helicopters for the Mexican Navy

 

The US Department of Defense has confirmed that the Mexican Navy will receive at least three Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters next year.

Since the UH-60M are not “naval-oriented helicopters”, Sikorsky will convert them to meet the Mexican Navy requirements. The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) announced that Sikorsky was awarded a US $36,580,000 contract to conduct the transformation work.

It has been said that the UH-60M (naval-converted) will conduct CSAR, Drug Trafficking Interdiction and other Special Operations missions. The Mexican Navy will be the very first international user of these state-of-the-art helicopters.

UH-60M Cockpit layout

Picture: J.D. Leipold/Army News Service

Addendum: The project (acquisition of platforms and transformation to naval requirements) will have a total cost of approximately US $70 million.  Funds will be provided by the Merida Initiative Counter-narcotics effort.

2 comments on “Pentagon confirms UH-60M helicopters for the Mexican Navy

  1. Israel says:

    According some information from Mexican TV, the Mexican Navy received Three Helicopters from USA as part of Merida Initiatiave. Do you know something about it?

    Thanks in advanced…BS

  2. MXSECURITY says:

    Yeap, I just posted it. Best regards.

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