Mexico starts production of first batch of 100 indigenous 4x4 armoured vehicles DN-XI 1912123
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Defence News - Mexico
|Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 02:06 PM|
|Mexico starts production of first batch of 100 indigenous 4x4 armoured vehicles DN-XI.|
The Military Industry of Mexico and the Mexican Secretariat of National Defence, have started local production of the first batch of 100 4x4 armoured vehicles personnel carrier DN-XI for an amount of $27.1 million. The DN-XI vehicle was seen for the first time during the military parade for the celebrations of 202 years of Mexico independence.
The new Mexican-made DN-XI 4x4 tactical armoured vehicle during the military parade for the celebrations of 202 years of Mexico independence.
The decision to produce an armored vehicle designed and manufactured in Mexico was taken to reduce the cost of acquisition, maintenance and repair.
At the moment, the new armoured vehicle DN-XI will be manufactured only for the needs of the Army and Security forces of Mexico.
The DN-XI armoured vehicle will be produced in the new facility run by the army's General Directorate for Military Industries in Mexico City.
The DN-XI is 4x4 tactical armoured vehicle built on a Ford Super Duty chassis, specifically to Mexican army requirements. The vehicle is equipped with an open-top turret armed with 40mm automatic grenade launcher or a 7.62 mm or 12.7mm machine gun.