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D&S 2015: UK seeks Thai engagement

12th November 2015 - 11:27 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Bangkok


UK defence companies had a muted presence at the Defence & Security 2015 exhibition in Bangkok, though an official from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) noted Thailand was ‘an important market that was becoming more sophisticated’ in its predilections.

The latest confirmed British sales success in Thailand was a 16 September contract to sell extra Thales Starstreak high-velocity air defence missiles to the Royal Thai Army (RTA), as well as tripod-mounted Lightweight Multiple Launchers. Thailand initially procured Starstreak in 2012.

BAE Systems is also partnering with state-owned Bangkok Dock to construct a second offshore patrol vessel. The first, HTMS Krabi

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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