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First Strykers handed over to Thailand

17th September 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The first batch of Stryker vehicles have been presented to the Royal Thai Army (RTA) by the US Army Pacific (USARPAC) at a handover ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand, on 12 September.

Thailand is acquiring the refurbished M1126 Stryker 8x8 Infantry Carrier Vehicles under an agreement with the US government.

Of the 60 vehicles, 37 are being purchased by Thailand under a foreign military sales programme, with the balance gifted by the US Army.

Gen Robert Brown, commanding general of USARPAC, said: ‘I am very proud to be here today with our tremendous alliance; to have Thailand be the first to receive this excellent vehicle and to modernise the RTA and ensure their soldiers and citizens are protected and ready for any situation.

‘We are excited to partner our Stryker units with the RTA Stryker; both will improve and get better, both will help with peace and security, both will help save lives in many situations.’

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