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Thailand to upgrade more F-5 fighters

4th August 2017 - 09:18 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has asked the government for approval to upgrade four of its ageing Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighters, including new radar systems. 

A sum of THB3.2 billion ($96 million) has been allocated for this project representing phase two of the Tiger modernisation.

Thai Aviation Industries, a state-owned entity, will likely perform the work on the aircraft. The resulting configuration will be known as the F-5T Super Tigris.

The four F-5s will benefit from a full upgrade that includes Litening III targeting pods, Sky Shield jamming pods and Python-4 and I-Derby air-to-air missiles, all items sourced

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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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