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Thailand confirms delay in Stryker procurement

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The Royal Thai Army has confirmed that its procurement of additional Stryker M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicles has been delayed in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Thai government has asked each ministry to cut its non-urgent and non-committal spending by at least 10 percent. The Thai army was the latest branch of the armed […]

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F-35 fighter aircraft flies over Thailand for first time ever

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Exercise Cobra Gold 2020 held its closing ceremony and culminating combined arms live-fire exercise March 6, 2020, successfully concluding the 39th integration of the largest combined military exercise in the Indo-Pacific region. This year the exercise included a brand new participant: the F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft. The F-35s, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron […]

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US tells Congress of plans to sell light attack reconnaissance helicopters to Thailand

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The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced that the U.S. State Department on Tuesday has cleared a possible $400 million foreign military sale of eight AH-6i light attack reconnaissance helicopters to Thailand. Congress was notified of the sale September 24, according to an announcement posted to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s website. Congress is required to […]

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Royal Thai Army receives the first batch of American Strykers

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The Royal Thai Army has received the first batch of Stryker 8×8 armored fighting vehicles from the United States, the U.S. Security Assistance Organization (SAO) in Thailand announced on 29 August. U.S. Embassy Bangkok confirmed that Stryker armored fighting vehicles were flown to Thailand aboard a C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft on Thursday. According to the […]

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Pentagon approves Stryker infantry carrier vehicles sale to Thailand

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The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced that the State Department has approved Thailand’s request for 60 Stryker infantry carrier vehicles. The proposed sale, which was announced by the DSCA on 26 July, covers sixty Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV)and sixty M2 Flex .50 cal machine guns as well as spares, systems, weapons, training, […]

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Thailand to buy ‘refurbished’ Stryker infantry combat vehicles

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The Royal Thai Army has launched the procedure for the acquisition of ‘refurbished’ M1126 Stryker infantry combat vehicles, according to a report by the Bangkok Post. According to daily newspaper citing the Thai Army’s source, the Royal Thai Armed Force has struck a deal to buy 37 ‘refurbished’ Stryker armoured vehicles, worth $80 million, from […]

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Royal Thai Air Force takes delivery two new H225M multirole utility helicopters

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In a statement made Wednesday, the Airbus said the Royal Thai Air Force has taken delivery of its seventh and eighth H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters. Since 2012, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has placed orders for a total of 12 H225Ms under its fleet modernisation programme. Belonging to a contract signed […]

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Thailand interested in Ukrainian BTR-4MV1

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Thailand has shown interest in acquiring the BTR-4MV1 armoured personnel carrier. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, within the framework of the Arms and Security exhibition, discussed the issues of defense and security cooperation with the heads of delegations from Poland, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, the Czech Republic, Turkey, and Thailand. The […]

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Royal Thai Air Force orders additional H225M multirole utility helicopters

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Airbus Helicopters has announced on 20 September that the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered four H225M multirole utility helicopters.  According to the Airbus Helicopters, this follow-on order will bring the RTAF’s H225M fleet to 12 units by 2021. Specially equipped with emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light and electro-optical systems, these four new […]

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Thai Royal Air Force received third Superjet 100 regional jet from Russia

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On June 19, 2018, Thai Royal Air Force has received into service the third business version of the SSJ100 twin-engine regional jet, said in the statement by the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC). The service flight Zhukovsky – Bangkok was performed with technical landing in Islamabad (Pakistan). The SSJ100 business-version delivery is being carried out as […]

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