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D&S 2017: Black Widow gives birth to water baby

7th November 2017 - 00:01 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Bangkok


Two years ago the Defence Technology Institute (DTI), a division of the Thai Ministry of Defence, displayed a prototype of its Black Widow Spider 8x8 APC. In the intervening space of time, it has spawned a child known as the Amphibious Armoured Personnel Carrier (AAPC).

With the solitary prototype displayed at Defense & Security 2017 in Bangkok, it has significant modifications compared to the Black Widow Spider being developed for the Royal Thai Army (RTA).

It will have a flotation kit installed on the hull flanks to allow it to swim from ship to shore under Sea State 2 conditions

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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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