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.