Mexico buying Harpoon, RAM missiles, MK 54 torpedoes for SIGMA 10514 patrol vessel

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The US State Department approved the sale of RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface launched missiles, Block II Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) tactical missiles and MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedoes to the government of Mexico.

Mexico requested the systems, worth an estimated $98.4 million, for use on the Mexican Navy’s Sigma 10514 long-range patrol vessel currently under construction at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.

Mexico has requested to buy six RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface launched missiles, twenty-three Block II Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) tactical missiles and six MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedoes.

According to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, also included are eight MK 825 Mod 0 RAM guided missile round packs (GMRP) tri-pack shipping and storage containers, RAM Block 2 MK 44 Mod 4 Guided Missile Round Pack (GMRP) and two (2) MK 32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tubes (SVTT) triple tube launchers in addition to ammunition, spare parts and other logistics and program support.

The long-range patrol vessel is scheduled to be delivered to the Mexican Navy in early 2020. It will be used by the Mexican Navy in international exercises, humanitarian missions and territorial water protection.

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