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Phantom MRAP seen in Thailand

15th June 2015 - 10:36 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok

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The Royal Thai Marine Corps (RTMC) recently concluded a three-month trial of a new MRAP vehicle in southern Thailand, it has emerged. 

The prototype, named the Phantom 380-X, was first publicly revealed during the Thai-US joint exercise Cobra Gold 2014.

Initiated as a development programme, the indigenous Phantom 380-X is produced by Panus Assembly, Thailand’s largest truck body and trailer manufacturer. 

Cooperating with D-Corps Asia, the company began designing a multipurpose military truck, which led to the Phantom 380-X. The MRAP-style vehicle has a V-shaped hull tailored to operations in Thailand’s three insurgency-plagued southernmost provinces.

Before commencing the trial, the

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Sompong, a Thai national living in Bangkok, is a fulltime photojournalist and editor of the …

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