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

Thailand welcomes MARCUS B to naval service

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


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

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
  • 1 free story 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