Thursday, February 11, 2016



Sonora will be point of aerial surveillance
Enrique Peña Nieto during his visit to Hermosillo noted that equipment and greater capacity of response is the best way to support this institution. Photo: Writing / GH

By: Alma Gonzalez | 11.02.2016 6:50

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Hermosillo, Sonora (GH)

Due to its geographical features, the Northwest region of the country, requires infrastructure and advanced technology for proper surveillance, said yesterday the President of Mexico.

Enrique Peña Nieto during his visit to Hermosillo, Sonora, to mark the 101 anniversary of the Day of the Mexican Air Force, said that the equipment and greater capacity of response is the best way to support this institution.

Alongside Gov. Claudia Pavlovich Arellano, host of the event, he opened the facilities of General Headquarters Air Region Northwest and Air Squadron 204.

"With these facilities the military presence in the north-west it strengthens, an area that due to its geographical characteristics required more infrastructure and advanced technology for proper monitoring," he said.

To members of his security cabinet, state governors of Baja California, Durango, Chihuahua and Sinaloa, government officials and special guests, acknowledged the honor and unwavering loyalty of these elements of the Air Force.


As part of this celebration, Peña Nieto recalled that 66 years ago, was born outstanding Sonoran and a great Mexican, Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta.

"A man who forged the culture of effort and not the privilege," he said, "like him, members of the Army, Navy, and the Mexican Air Force, are Mexicans who believe in the value of work and every day are prepared to excel and be better. "

Air Base Hermosillo will cover four states.

Miguel Enrique Vallín Osuna, commander of the Air Region of the Northwest, specified that the Mexican Air Force has four air regions covering the entire national territory.

In particular, the Northwest based in Hermosillo, is responsible for monitoring and defending the airspace of 382,000 square kilometers, comprising entities of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora and Sinaloa.

Since 2004, he said, it exerts the management, control and operational supervision, technical, administrative, discipline, of five air bases and a air station, a center for analysis, forecasting, dissemination and weather information.

"These organizations carry out operations in support of the territorial commands of the Army and Navy, with whom we have matching jurisdictions, thereby increasing the effectiveness of maritime, land and air operations," he said.

During the present administration, he added, without specifying numbers, they have managed seizing various aircraft, vehicles, narcotics and weapons.


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