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D&S 2019: Panus aims high with AFV range

19th November 2019 - 11:18 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Bangkok


Thai company Panus Assembly appeared at an international defence exhibition for the first time when it exhibited at Defense & Security 2019 in Bangkok, with two armoured vehicles on display there: the AFV-420P and R600.

The company, which traditionally manufactured trailers, has leaped headfirst into developing armoured vehicles. It has supplied two Phantom-380X1 4x4 MRAPs to the Thai military for use in the insurgency-plagued southern Thailand. It also donated a single HMV-420 (previously called the HMV-150) to the Royal Thai Marine Corps (RTMC), this being based on a stripped-down V-150 4x4 hull.

Somsak Nonpoe, government project director at Panus, said

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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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