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D&S 2017: Thai marines see Phantoms in southern insurgency

30th October 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok

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Satisfied with the performance of a prototype Phantom 380-X 4x4 APC deployed by the Royal Thai Marine Corps (RTMC) in the country’s troubled southern border region in 2014, its builder Panus Assembly later received an order for two further units.

The newer vehicles benefitted from minor modifications and added equipment to suit counterinsurgency operations, and they were redesignated as the Phantom 380X-1.

The RTMC, part of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), has been operating the pair of Phantom 380X-1 MRAP vehicles in the southern border region. They have responded well to mission requirements and benefitted from quick repair and maintenance,

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

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