First Strykers handed over to Thailand
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.
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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