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Thailand to buy VN1 from China

3rd April 2017 - 06:48 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok


The Royal Thai Army (RTA) selected the Chinese-built VN1 8x8 as its newest IFV, after visiting its production facilities and testing the VN1 against the BTR-4 from Ukraine and BTR-82A from Russia.

The first batch of ten VN1 vehicles will be bought for $1.4 million per unit, along with two recovery vehicles. They will be ordered as soon as the budget is authorised by the government, something expected in the near future.

The RTA has had more than 200 BTR-3E1s in service since 2011. Two years ago the RTA announced plans to acquire more wheeled armoured vehicles, with the

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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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