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ARM Durango

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Name  ARM Durango
Status  in active service
Length  81 m
Displacement  1.179 million kg
Commissioned  11 September 2000
Beam  10.5 m (34 ft)
Weight  1,321 tons
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Builder  Mexican Navy Ship yards
Class and type  Durango-class patrol vessel

ARM Durango (PO-151) is a Durango-class patrol vessel in the Mexican Navy with a main 57 mm gun turret and a helicopter landing pad, currently primarily used to fight drug cartels. It is also armed with SA-18 Grouse missiles. Like other ships of this class, it was designed and built in Mexican dockyards, and is sometimes referred to as a compact frigate. It was named after the Mexican state of Durango

Drug Interception

On December 6, 2009, ARM Durango, in a joint operation with a United States Coast Guard ship, intercepted four boats 55 nautical miles (102 km) from the Guatemalan - Mexico border in the Pacific. Twenty packages of cocaine with the weight of 262 kilograms (578 lb) were seized and nine men were detained.


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