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EW Singapore: Thai Gripens strike like Litening

11th January 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok

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The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has enhanced its Gripen fighter squadron’s capability by purchasing Rafael’s Litening III targeting and navigation pods, which significantly increases their capability when using guided weapons.

The Litening III is the latest addition to the RTAF’s 12 Saab Gripens belonging to Wing 7 in southern Thailand. The RTAF recently organised a training course for pilots and technicians to use and maintain these new pods.

The Litening III is an all-weather, multispectral airborne targeting and navigation pod. Its wide-ranging capabilities include delivery of laser-guided bombs, GPS-guided munitions, precision strikes and battle damage assessment.

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Sompong Nondhasa

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

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