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China to deliver Thai VN1s next year

13th November 2017 - 03:36 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok


The Royal Thai Army (RTA) will receive its first batch of 34 VN1 8x8 IFVs from Norinco next year, and it has plan to procures a second vehicle batch in the near future.

Earlier in 2017 the RTA ordered them for $57 million, and these are to be delivered along with the second batch of ten VT4 MBTs in 2018.

The VN1 will be Thailand’s second Chinese-sourced APC after the Type 85 was commissioned in 1987.

The RTA received the last of 222 BTR-3E1 APCs from Ukraine last year. However, the RTA requires a lot more vehicles to replace ageing

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Sompong Nondhasa


Sompong Nondhasa

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

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