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First Strykers hit home in Thailand

30th August 2019 - 10:50 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The US military has delivered the first two M1126 Stryker 8x8 Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV) to the Royal Thai Army (RTA), according to US announcements issued on 29 August.

The maiden pair of vehicles was delivered by a USAF C-17A transport aircraft, they represent the first batch of 60 refurbished Stryker ICVs promised to Thailand. Bangkok is purchasing 37 of them through the Foreign Military Sales route, while the balance is being gifted for free.

Present for a ceremony marking their arrival in Thailand was Adm Philip Davidson, commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), and Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Commander

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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