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Air Warfare

PREMIUM: Thailand receives more Russian-built helicopters

7th April 2021 - 04:29 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Thailand now has ten Mi-17V-5 helicopters. (Russian Embassy in Thailand)

Russian Mi-17V-5 and American S-70i Black hawks are among the newest helicopters in Thai military service.

The Thai military has a hodgepodge of different helicopter platforms, and among the newest are three additional Mil Mi-17V-5 helicopters, bringing the Royal Thai Army’s (RTA) Russian-built fleet to ten such aircraft.

The delivery was announced on social media by the Russian Embassy in Thailand on 1 April. A ...

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