Mexican Navy Safeguards Its Shores With Oaxaca Class Offshore Patrol Vessels

Posted: 05/11/2011
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Admiral Moises Gomez is the Under Secretary for Management in the Mexican Navy. His 46 year career spans a broad history of technological change, but the fact remains that the 'littoral extension' of this country has always proved a challenge for its navy and coast guard. The Oaxaca Class of OPVs is designed to contribute to the strategic defence of Mexico's territory, as well as to provide a defence against narco-trafficking and human trafficking. In addition, providing SAR and humanitarian relief functions and similar missions all add up to contribute to the overall national security of Mexico. But how has the Mexican Navy customised its OPV platforms to these ends? Watch to find out more.

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