ARM Sonora

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History
Mexico
Name: ARM Sonora
Namesake: Sonora
Builder: Mexican Navy Ship yards
Commissioned: 4 September 2000
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Durango-class patrol vessel
Displacement: 1,300 tons
Length: 81.4 m (267 ft)
Beam: 10.5 m (34 ft)
Draft: 3.90 m (12.8 ft)
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Troops: capacity for 70
Complement: 55
Armament:
Armor: Rolled armor with composite overlay
Aircraft carried: Eurocopter Fennec
Aviation facilities: Helipad and helicopter hangar

ARM Sonora (PO-152) is a Durango-class patrol vessel in service with the Mexican Navy with a 57 mm main 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 Sonora.

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  • "Mexican Naval Secretariat". Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2007-07-24.