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D&S 2019: Armoured vehicle production grows in Thailand

14th November 2019 - 04:00 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok


In the past five years, the armoured vehicle industry in Thailand has leapt forward due to increasing needs for vehicles in the Thai armed forces for a variety of missions.

Unrest in Thailand’s three southern provinces has boiled up since 2005, including ambushes and improvised explosive devices (IED) that continuously cause loss of life and casualties to officials. The Royal Thai Army (RTA) deployed more than 100 Reva MRAPs from South Africa but has lost many to IED attacks. Other armoured vehicles in the inventory such as V-150s, Type 85s and M113s have all been in use for more than

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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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