Another factor that aids them is their growing self reliance. While Mexico still buys and issues some Russian and Chinese surplus, particularly for vehicles. The companies of AZTECH and Mexican Metals are getting more advanced every year, and have reached a point where home manufactured weapons and equipment are the majority already. Aztech in particular has very quickly become one of the leading manufacturers in the world.
The rank structure in the Mexican military is virtually identical to that of the United States, even among the police branch, though the pay is about half that of the North American counterpart.
As of yet, Mexico has again taken an isolationist policy towards the looming Third World War, however they have agreed this time to allow United States transport across their country. This move may anger the SAA (South American Alliance) forces enough that Mexico will be brought into the conflict whether they like it or not. Already there have been terrorist threats of bombings, and the Mexican Military has been put on full alert for the duration.
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