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ARM Huracán
Career
Name: ARM Huracán
Builder: Israel Shipyards Ltd.
Commissioned: August 23, 2004
In service: 2
Fate: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Sa'ar 4.5-class missile boat (Aliya subclass)
Displacement: 498 tonnes
Length: 61.7 metres (202.43 ft)
Beam: 7.62 metres (25.00 ft)
Draft: 2.8 metres (9.19 ft)
Propulsion: 4 MTU V16 diesel engines
Speed:
  • 19 knots (35 km/h) (cruise speed)
  • 33 knots (61 km/h) (top speed)
Complement:
  • 53 officers and crewmen
  • Sensors and
    processing systems:
  • Thales Neptune air & surface search radar
  • Selenia Orion fire-control radar
  • Electronic warfare
    & decoys:
  • Elbit chaff rocket launchers
  • Elisra NS-9003A/9005 RWR
  • Armament:
  • 4 Gabriel anti-ship missiles
  • 2 Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
  • Phalanx CIWS
  • 2-4 M2 Browning machine guns
  • Aviation facilities: One helicopter hangar and Helipad

    The ARM Huracán (A-301) is a missile boat in the Mexican Navy. Previously a Sa'ar 4.5-class missile boat in the Israeli Sea Corps named the INS Aliya, it was bought by Mexico and placed under control of the Mexican Navy.[1] Press reports indicates that the Israelis removed the Harpoon missile systems prior to the sale, however, the Gabriel anti-ship missile systems were included in the package.

    ARM Huracán was built by Israel Shipyards Ltd in 1981 and underwent a complete overhaul before it was transferred to the Mexican Navy on August 23, 2004.

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. Haaretz 23 December 2003 "Mexico buys Israeli missile ships, helicopters for $90 million" [1]


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