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Thailand welcomes MARCUS B to naval service

20th October 2021 - 01:23 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok

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The Royal Thai Navy will soon be introducing the indigenously designed MARCUS B hybrid UAV. (Sompong Nondhasa)

In its pursuit of greater military self-reliance, Thailand has created a new naval UAV.

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is ready to open a production line for the MARCUS B UAV before its introduction to service later this year.

The MARCUS B (standing for Maritime Aerial Reconnaissance Craft Unmanned System) is the work of the Naval Research & Development Office. It was developed in collaboration with Siam Dry Tech, who designed and will manufacture its airframe from carbon materials; and Pims Technologies, who developed its Tactical-Based Aerial Command Control System.

The MARCUS B evolved from the original MARCUS introduced at the opening ceremony of the Navy 2021 exercise on 12 March. The improved model …

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