To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Dominator XP UAVs are commissioned into Thai air force

5th September 2023 - 08:47 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok


Thailand introduced three Dominator XP MALE UAVs into service on 1 September. (Photo: RTAF)

Thailand has adopted its first ever UAVs in the medium-altitude long-endurance class.

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) inducted three Dominator XPs, Thailand’s first MALE UAV, for military and civilian missions on 1 September.

ACM Alongkorn Wannarot, Commander-in-Chief of the RTAF, presided over the ceremony for the Dominator XP at Squadron 302, Wing 3, which is based in Nakhon Sawan Province.

The RTAF purchased the trio of Dominator XPs, along with spare parts, equipment, logistics support and training courses, from Israel’s Aeronautics Defense Systems. This was done with a budget commitment of $27 million between 2018 and 2021.

The Dominator XP is a pilotless DA42 platform, with the RTAF already operating the

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Sompong Nondhasa


Sompong Nondhasa

Sompong, a Thai national living in Bangkok, is a fulltime photojournalist and editor of the …

Read full bio

Share to