Mexico To Buy M1152 Humvees

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  • 09:48 AM, May 20, 2014
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The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico for M1152 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and associated equipmen worth $556 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 16, 2014. 

The Government of Mexico has requested a possible sale of 3,335 M1152 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, communication equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $556 million. 

This proposed sale will contribute to 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 sale of these HMMWVs to Mexico will significantly increase and strengthen its capability to provide in-country troop mobility to provide security. 

The principal contractor will be AM General in South Bend, Indiana. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. 

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