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Thailand using H155 for mapping

12th July 2016 - 06:03 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok

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The Royal Thai Armed Forces acquired two new H155 rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters for €32.6 million (US$36 million), these helicopters entering service late last year for surveying and mapping missions along national borders, as well as search and rescue and other missions.

Poorly demarcated borders between Thailand and its neighbours are a chronic problem that has caused many territorial disputes. Surveying and mapping to determine exact borders is thus a very important task.

This responsibility for land and aerial surveys, geodesy and geophysics is assigned to the Royal Thai Survey Department, a special services group of the headquarters of the

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

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