The Naval Infantry Corps (Cuerpo de Infantería de Marina) are the marine corps and amphibious infantry force of the Mexican Navy. The main task of the Infantería de Marina is to guarantee the maritime security of the country's ports and external and internal defense of the country. To accomplish these responsibilities, the corps is trained and equipped to take on any type of operations from Sea, Air and Land.
To accomplish the necessary services and tasks, the Naval Infantry's overall responsibilities are to develop amphibious naval capabilities in the areas of operations of the navy in order to mobilize naval troops immediately and decisively.
The Naval Infantry execute the following tasks:
Command and Control: Planning, preparation and conduct of operations.
Amphibious assault: To execute amphibious operations as part of a Naval Force.
Air assault: To run infiltration operations in areas of difficult access.
Amphibious command: To execute special operations such as: reconnaissance, incursions, urban combat and to support other regular operations.
Combat Support: To execute operations in support of artillery in the development of amphibious and other regular forces operations
Reconnaissance: Operations to obtain information to support operational units.
Immediate Response: To run operations in emergency situations, to help the civilian population.
Commander Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán
40 000 troops.(12 Brigades)
After reorganization, the Marine forces were deployed under a new strategic operational concept with specific functions, including in the navy to the following Marine Corps units:
Two Marine Amphibious Groups (the Gulf and Pacific) deployed along the country's coastline, comprising Amphibious Infantry Battalions, Artillery Battalions, Amphibious Commando Battalions, Boat and Vehicle Battalions and Amphibious and Services Battalions and Three Special Forces groups FESGO (Fuerzas Especiales del Golfo), FESPA (Fuerzas Especiales del Pacifico), FESCEN (Fuerzas Especiales del Centro).
• 200 BTR-90 infantry wheeled armoured armored fighting combat vehicle
• 100 VN-18 amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
• 100 VN-16 amphibious assault tracked armoured vehicle or 105mm light tank
• 100 Carat Wolverine APC (Alacran)
• 150 Sherpa Scout
• 500 Hummer HMMWV M1151A1/B2
• 8 Chenowth DPV
• 300 Land Rover Defender
• 300 Ford F-150 pickup
• 100 Ford F-350 pickup
• 300 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup
• 300 Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup
• 164 Unimog U 4000
• 800 Navistar International 4700 T444E (5t)
• 117 Freightliner M2 35K 4x2 (Ejercito / Armada) (8t) (24 troops)
• 100 Navistar International 7000-MV-DXM (26t)
• 20 Inkas Ark VII antiriot
• 300 Systems of Hsiung Feng II and III coastal road-mobile missiles
BTR-90 infantry wheeled armoured armored fighting combat vehicle: 200 vehicles.
VN-18 amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV): 100 vehicles.
VN-16 amphibious assault tracked armoured vehicle (105mm light tank): 100 vehicles.
Carat Wolverine APC (Alacran): 100 vehicles.
Sherpa Scout: 150 vehicles.
Hummer HMMWV M1151A1/B2: 500 vehicles.
Chenowth DPV: 8 vehicles.
Land Rover Defender: 300 vehicles.
Ford F-150 pickup: 300 vehicles.
Ford F-350 pickup: 100 vehicles.
Dodge Ram 1500 pickup: 100 vehicles.
Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup: 300 vehicles.
Unimog U 4000 trucks: 164 vehicles.
Navistar International 4700 T444E (5t): 800 vehicles.
Freightliner M2 35K 4x2 (8t) (24 troops): 117 vehicles.
Navistar International 7000-MV-DXM (26t): 100 vehicles.
Inkas Ark VII antiriot: 20 vehicles.
Systems of Hsiung Feng II and III coastal road-mobile missiles: 300 vehicles.