Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mexico



Mexico



Mexico
Capital: Mexico City



Around 259,000 total active duty military personnel

Air Force
Fuerza Aerea Mexicana (FAM)
11,770 personnel
Around 363 aircraft

F-5 Freedom Fighter aircraft (10)

Pilatus PC-7 trainer/light attack aircraft (65)

Pilatus PC-9 trainer aircraft (1)
T-6 Texan trainer aircraft (6)
Aermacchi SF.260 trainer aircraft (27)
F-33 Bonanza trainer aircraft (29)
PT-17 Kaydet trainer aircraft (6)
CASA C-295 transport aircraft (10)
C-130 transport aircraft (7)
C-27 Spartan transport aircraft (2 on order)
Boeing 727 transport aircraft (4)
Boeing 737 transport aircraft (2)
Boeing 757 transport aircraft (1)
IAI 201 Arava transport aircraft (11)
C-26 Metroliner aircraft used for intelligence (4)
EMB E-99 AEW&C aircraft (1)
EMB P-99 aircraft (2)
Schweizer SA2-37 aircraft used for reconnaissance (1)
Cessna 182 Skylane aircraft used for reconnaissance
C-90 King Air utility aircraft (4)
Cessna 206 (6)
Cessna Citation (1)
Lockheed Jetstar (1)
Learjet 35 (1)
Aero Commander (1)
Pilatus PC-6 aircraft used for reconnaissance (4)
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters (6)
MD 500 helicopters (20)
Mi-2 transport helicopters
Mi-8 transport helicopters (8)
Mi-17 transport helicopters (19)
CH-53D Yas'ur helicopters. Israeli CH-53 (4)
Bell 412 helicopters (11)
Bell 212 helicopters (20)
Bell 206 helicopters (66)
SA 330 Puma helicopters (2)
AS 332 Super Puma helicopters (5)

Elbit Hermes 450 unmanned aerial vehicles (3)
Two Dominator unmanned aerial vehicles on order. Made by the israeli company Aeronautical Defense Systems (ADS). Based upon the Diamond DA42 aircraft.

Air Force Academy









Navy (Armada de Mexico)
56,000 personnel
189 vessels
130 aircraft


Naval Jack of Mexico


Destroyers (2)

Frigates (6)

Missile Boats (2)
Landing Ships (5)



Transport Ships
Mine Warfare Vessels (6)
Patrol Boats, Ocean (22)

Patrol Boats, Coastal (29)
Combat Boat 90 fast attack craft (48)



Weapons
Gabriel Mk II anti-ship missiles
ASROC anti-submarine rockets
Mk 32 torpedoes

Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missiles on frigates
SA-18 surface-to-air missiles
Phalanx CIWS

Naval Aviation
Valmet L-90 trainer/light attack aircraft (8)


Zlin Z-242 trainer aircraft (8)
Maule M-7 trainer aircraft (8)
An-32 transport aircraft (4)

CASA C-295 transport aircraft (4)
DH-8 Dash transport aircraft (1)
CASA C-212 aircraft used for maritime surveillance (7)
CASA C-235 aircraft used for surveillance (3)
Lancair aircraft used for reconnaissance (8)

Turbo Commander aircraft used for transport (4)
Learjet used for VIP transport (5)
Gulfstream IV aircraft used for VIP transport (1)

AS555 Fennec helicopters (2)
AS656 Panther helicopters (4)
Bo 105 helicopters (11)


MD 500 helicopters (4)
Mi-2 helicopter (1)
Mi-17 transport helicopters (23)

MD-902 Explorer (6)

UH-60 Blackhawk transport helicopters (3)

L90 aircraft may be armed with gun pods.
Bo 105 helicopters may be equipped with 2.75 inch rocket launchers and guns.
MD 902 helicopters may be armed with rockets, and machine guns.
Mi-17 helicopters may be armed with rocket pods.

GAU-19A .50 cal machine guns
FN HMP-250 .50 cal gun pod
FN RMP-LC with .50 cal gun and 3x2.75 inch rockets
Gsh-23 twin barrel 23mm guns.
FN LAU-7H rocket pods with 7x2.75 inch rockets
FN LAU-12H rocket pods with 12x2.75 inch rockets
SNIA 28 rocket pods with 28x50mm rockets

Fuerzas Especiales (FES)- Navy Special Forces
Black Berets





Infanteria de Marina (Naval Infantry)
Approximately 20,000 personnel


BTR-60 armored personnel carriers

Carat Security Group Alacran (Scorpion) armored personnel carriers

DN XI- Modified Sand Cat light armored vehicles.

HMMWV utility vehicles


Land Rover Defenders
Gama Goat 6x6 wheeled amphibious vehicles
FIROS-6 Italian made 51mm multiple rocket launchers


OTO Melara Model 56 towed 105mm howitzers
K6 120mm mortars
M29 81mm mortars
Brandt LR 60mm mortars
9K38 Igla (SA-18 Grouse) surface-to-air missiles




Bofors L60 towed 40mm anti-aircraft guns?
Bofors L70 towed 40mm anti-aircraft guns?
Oerlikon towed 20mm anti-aircraft guns?
B-300 anti-tank rocket launchers
RPG-75 Czechoslovakian made disposable anti-tank rocket launchers

M-203 under barrel grenade launchers
CETME Ameli machine guns
M-16 assault rifles



PLAN Marina
Emergency preparedness equipment and planning.




Astilleros de la Secretaria de Marina (ASTIMAR)- Secretary of the Navy Shipyards.
Responsible for naval construction and repair.





Army
192,000 personnel


Panhard ERC-90 F1 Lynx Armored Fighting Vehicle with 90mm gun.


Panhard VCR/TT (Armored Personnel Carrier based on the ERC)

V-150 Armored Personnel Carrier
AMX-VCI (Armored Personnel Carrier variant of the AMX-13 light tank)

HWK-11 Armored Personnel Carrier. Developed by Mexico and West Germany.

BDX (DNC-2) Armored Personnel Carrier

DN-IV Caballo 4x4 wheeled armored reconnaissance vehicle . Made by DINA of Mexico.

DN-V Toro 4x4 wheeled armored reconnaissance vehicles with 20mm cannon or 7.62mm machine gun. Made by DINA of Mexico.

Panhard VBL 4x4 wheeled light armored utility vehicle

DN XI- Modified Sand Cat light armored 4x4 wheeled utility vehicle. Some equipped with remote weapons stations?

HMMWV utility vehicles

Zibar Mk2 4x4 wheeled vehicles


Renault Sherpa utility vehicles?
Fast Attack Vehicles used by Special Forces


VBL Milan ATGM carriers


Self Propelled Artillery
DN-V Buffalo with 75mm gun. Uses the turret of a WW2 era M8 howitzer motor carriage. Made by DINA of Mexico.(5)

DN-V Porta Mortero 81mm mortar carrier. Made by DINA of Mexico.(2)


Towed Artillery
M101 105mm towed howitzers

Oto Melara Model 56 105mm towed howitzers


Brandt 120mm mortars
M1 81mm mortars
M29 81mm mortars
Brandt 60mm LR Gun/Mortar

MILAN anti-tank guided missiles

M40 106mm recoilless rifles on HMMWV vehicles




RPG-32 anti-tank rocket launchers?
RPG-29 anti-tank rocket launchers
RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers?
B-300 anti-tank rocket launchers
RL-83 Blindicide anti-tank rocket launcher (in Storage?)







Mk 19 40mm automatic grenade launchers

M-203 under barrel grenade launchers
Milkor MGL multiple grenade launchers?

Barrett M82 .50 cal sniper/anti-material rifles
M134 mini guns
FN Minimi machine guns
HK21 machine guns
Colt light machine guns
FX-05 Xiuhcoatl 5.56x45mm assault rifles. Made in Mexico. Designed and built by the Direccion General de Industria Militar del Ejercito (General Directorate of Military Industry of the Army)

M-16 assault rifles
G3 assault rifles
HK33 assault rifles
M4 carbines
FN P90 carbines
HK MP-5 sub-machine guns
Beretta 9mm pistols
FN Five Seven pistols?
HKP-7 9mm pistols?

Airborne
Brigada de Fusileros Paracaidistas
Paratroops with RPG-29 rocket launchers
Maroon Berets








Special Forces
Barrett M82 .50 cal sniper/anti-material rifles
Green Berets


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
S4 Ehecatl (Mexican made)

El Gavilan (Mexican made)
Orbiter (israeli made mini UAV)
Hermes 450 (israeli made)
Skylark-1 (israeli made mini UAV)
Skystar 300- Tethered surveillance blimp or aerostat.

Servicio Militar Nacional (SMN)- National Military Service

SMN Marina- Naval version of the National Military Service








Police Forces
Mexico has an estimated 544,000 police officers making it third in the world on behind India and the United States.

Secretaio de Seguridad Publica (SSP)
Secretariat of Public Security. Includes the Policia Federal, Policia Estatal



Procurador General de la Republica (PGR)- Attorney General of the Republic
Attorney General of Mexico




Policia Federal (Federal Police)- Also called Federales.







Policia Auxiliar (PA)


Gendarmerie
Approximately 5,000
Part of the Policia Federal (Federal Police)



Policia Federal Ministerial (PFM)
Ministerial Federal Police. Under the jurisdiction of the Attorney General of Mexico (PGR).






Agencia Estatal de Investigacion (AEI)






Policia Estatal (State Police)
31 state police forces
Some state police equipped with FN F2000 rifles (captured from drug cartels?)
Some state police equipped with G36 assault rifles
Some state police equipped with M-16 assault rifles


Policia Judicial (Judicial Police)



List of 31 Mexican States
Aguascalientes
Baja California
Baja California Sur
Campeche
Chiapas
Chihuahua
Coahuila
Colina
Durango
Guanajuato
Guerrero
Hidalgo
Jalisco
Mexico
Michoacan
Morelos
Nayarit
Nuevo Leon
Oaxaca
Puebla
Quintana Roo
Queretaro
San Luis Potosi
Sinaloa
Sonora
Tabasco
Tamaulipas
Tlaxcala
Veracruz
Yucatan
Zacatecas


The city of Tepic is in Nayarit.
Tlalnepantla is a city and municipal in the state of Mexico. Often called Tlalnepantla de Baz.
Monterrey is a city in the state of Nuevo Leon.




Federal District
2 police forces for the Federal District (Distrito Federal)
Secretaria de Seguridad Publica del Distrito Federal SSP- The Secretariat of Public Security of the Federal District.
Procuraduria General de Justicia del Distrito Federal (PGJDF)- Office of the Attorney General of the Federal District.








Policia Municipal (Municipal Police)
Of the 2,395 municipalities in Mexico, only around 335 do not have their own police force.




The Bank of Mexico (Banco de Mexico) has its own security and investigative forces.




Intelligence
Centro de Investigacion y Seguridad Nacional (CISEN)- Center for Research and National Security.

Military Analysis
Mexico lacks Main Battle Tanks (MBT). No Main Battle Tank's to date.
Outdated F-5 aircraft used in the Air Force.
Nice amount of infantry or ground personnel.
Lack of air defense. The only surface-to-air missiles used are the SA-18 used by the marines.
Nice amount of anti-tank weapons. Nice quality of anti-tank weapons.

Companies
Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) oil company
Oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.
PEMEX security

DINA



Drug Cartels
Zeta
Gulf
Michoacana Familia

Drug and people smuggling tunnels along the U.S. and Mexican border.

Drug dealers and cartels have been getting most of their weaponry from the U.S. Weapons confiscated from the drug gangs include assault rifles, sub-machine guns, pistols, hand grenades, under barrel grenade launchers, M-72 LAW rocket launchers, and Barrett M82 .50 cal sniper rifles. Bullet proof vests, camouflage military style uniforms, and police uniforms, including helmets, are also common.

Improvised armored vehicles have also been captured from the drug cartels.

The U.S. “Drug Enforcement Agency” or DEA has admitted to knowing and allowing Mexican drug cartels to buy weapons in the U.S. and sneaking them into Mexico. Numerous documented DEA operations confirm this by their own accord. Done under the code name “Operation Fast and Furious”. The cartels were supposedly under surveillance the entire time and yet allowed to buy weapons and leave the country, after which the DEA claims they simply lost track of them.


Unsubstantiated reports coming out that the Zetas cartel of Mexico is teaming up with the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, however the MS-13 already formed alliances with Sinaloa Cartel, Gulf Cartel, and La Familia Michoacana. The are mostly El Salvadoran , but also Guatemalans, Hondurans, Mexicans, etc.



Mexican Armed Forces pictures

Mexican Air Force



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