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Thai army inducts Skyguard AA system

31st August 2018 - 06:46 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok


The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has accepted a new antiaircraft system into service, the Skyguard 3 fire control radar and 35mm Oerlikon twin-cannon GDF 007, to enhance its close-range air defence.

The RTA ordered four Skyguard 3 fire control radars and eight 35mm Oerlikon GDF 007 towed antiaircraft guns in 2015 from Rheinmetall, and all arrived in Thailand this April.

Test firing was done at the RTA’s artillery range in Lopburi Province and, satisfied, the RTA formally inducted them on 23 August at the Army Air Defence Command.

This command’s responsibility is cooperative air defence with the Royal Thai

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Sompong Nondhasa


Sompong Nondhasa

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

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