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Mexican Navy sees latest patrol vessel commissioned into service

28th November 2017 - 16:21 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The Mexican Navy commissioned into its fleet the second of its updated Oaxaca-class patrol vessels on 23 November, in a ceremony attended by the President of the Republic.

The past 12 months service has seen the navy's fleet expand considerably with new patrol vessels being brought online and comes during a period of significant investment in critical infrastructure and shipbuilding capability.

At the navy shipyard in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, a Mexican flag was hoisted on the ARM Hidalgo, officially bringing the vessel into service. The Oaxaca-class typically conduct a range of surveillance patrols inside Mexico’s EEZ, carry

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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