A missile similar to some of those ordered by Mexico. A missile similar to some of those ordered by Mexico.

Mexico missile order totals US $98 million

US State Department approves sale of missiles, torpedoes to Mexican Navy

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of US $98.4 million worth of missiles and other military equipment to Mexico.


According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the Mexican government had requested to buy six RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface launched missiles, 23 Block II RAM tactical missiles and six MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedoes and related equipment.

The DSCA said in a press release that “this proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner. Mexico has been a strong partner in combating organized crime and drug trafficking organizations.”

The purchase will strengthen the maritime capabilities of the Mexican Navy, which will use the equipment to expand its existing support of national security requirements and combat criminal organizations.

The State Department said the sale was advantageous for the United States because it would “increase the Mexican Navy’s maritime partnership potential and align its capabilities with existing regional navies,” noting that the military balance of the region would not be altered if the transaction is certified by the U.S. Congress.

The purchase of missiles and other military equipment also includes personnel training and training equipment, technical assistance by the U.S. government and its contractor representatives, and engineering and logistics support and installation.

If finalized, the transaction between the militaries of both countries will also require annual trips to Mexico involving U.S. government personnel and contractor representatives for technical reviews, support and oversight for approximately two years.

Approval by the U.S. Congress could come as soon as next Friday.

Source: El Universal (sp), Xinhua (en)

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  • Dave Warren

    Mexico doesn’t need missiles for the fight…just the will to actually do something about it.

    • Gary Blake

      Right on dude! YOU ROCK!

  • Pat

    What a waste of money!!!

  • Gary Blake

    Hello welcome to Missile D’s, may I take your order Mexico please, ah lets see, two big missiles and a missile shake up, and ah 4 Mc Missiles, and can I have an order of Missile cola, 3 missile fries, ah
    Sir, sorry senor, would you like to supersize your missiles today?
    yes please!
    OK senor your order comes to 98.4 million USD, will that be cash or credit?

  • cooncats

    No doubt these missiles will be very effective in fighting….uh, just what?

    A country with crumbling roads and polluted streams and no enemies other than the criminals within this is a pretty stupid waste of money.

    • Uzarate

      Are you referring to the USA?

      • cooncats

        Well maybe some state run by liberal idiots.

        • BB

          Not forgetting how you took 5 of Mexico’s states. You never know with that crackpot at the helm.

    • Gilberto Atl González

      Well, it´s been known for centuries, and after many deaths following 4 invasions, NAFTA and so on, that seemingly oir only enemies are the US governments, our own governments and organized crime…
      As Trumpillo may say: SAD!

  • CensorSheep

    a $98 million shot in the foot