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D&S 2013: Black Widow lacks bite

7th November 2013 - 10:20 GMT | by Darren Lake in Bangkok


Thailand’s Defence Technology Institute (DTI) has said it will work with UK-based Ricardo on the next phase of development of its Black Widow Spider 8x8 armoured vehicle, despite doubts about the viability of the programme.


DTI exhibited a mock-up of the latest configuration of the 8x8 at Defence and Security 2013 in Bangkok, although it is clear that work remains at an early stage with key technologies yet to be developed.

Indeed, local analysts give the project low estimates of reaching fruition. The Royal Thai Army has already bought a total of 211 BTR-3E1 8x8 APCs from Ukraine in

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Darren Lake


Darren Lake

Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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