F-5E "Tiger 2" - the second generation F-5. Was on sale to 19 countries. 120 planes were under construction on Taiwan according to the license. I know that on arms of Mexico only 10 such cars consist. Two of which educational. F-5 good, at the same time, cheap plane. But its time came to an end, F-5 became outdated. Not so strongly became outdated physically, as morally. Modernization of aviation systems and installation of new arms won't give a due superiority. If to look at this problem on the other hand, Mexico doesn't have sense to keep in a hangar up-to-date fighters! If to consider Su-30 or Su-35, as options of replacement F-5E. That it is necessary to understand, be retrained it is necessary practically from scratch. Planes of Su-27 family are executed according to the concept of longitudinal static instability. In this reached over maneuverability, which gives priority, especially in near fight. And to operate them, it absolutely other. F-5F for crew training on the Russian planes aren't suitable. For good training of crews on Su-30 and Su-35 it is desirable to buy Yak-130 (NATO reporting name: Mitten). Too quite good option for purchase if Mexico is adjusted on long cooperation with Russia. He can protect air space of Mexico.
Yak-130 - advanced combat training aircraft, is able to replicate the characteristics of several "4 ++" generation fighters as well as the fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50. It can also perform light-attack and reconnaissance duties.
According to this reference you can see the main characteristics of the plane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=9l98c8SZO4c Video in English.
It is possible to pay attention to MiG-35 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum-F) - the multi-purpose Russian fighter of generation "4 ++". Unfortunately developers of HAWX forgot to present it in game. Has two updatings: single MiG-35 and double MiG-35D. 10 prototypes have been built so far and are currently subject to extensive field trials. The MiG-35 is now classed as a medium-weight aircraft because its maximum take-off weight has increased by 30 percent, exceeding its previous criteria of classification. Nevertheless, cost of one unit and cost operation will be cheaper than Su-30 and Su-35.
Russia already sold to Mexico three multi-purpose military transport Mi-17 helicopters which will be delivered to Mexico during 2012. Helicopters were bought by the navy ministry. It is the agency responsible for combating organized crime and drug trafficking in the border with the United States of the country.
Trade in arms this same policy! And hardly the proud USA will be glad to the Russian aircraft dissecting air space near their borders!