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Thailand buys more VN1s from China

6th February 2019 - 02:28 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok

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The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has approved the purchase of 39 more VN1 8x8 armoured vehicles from Norinco, following a first order of 34 vehicles in 2017. This second batch is destined to be delivered within two years.

In January, approval was given for the RTA Ordnance Department to procure this second batch of VN1s in multiple variants, including three VN1 IFVs, 12 mortar carriers armed with a 120mm mortar, 12 command vehicles, three medical vehicles and nine VS27 recovery vehicles.

Additionally, two maintenance support trucks, a training simulator, 1,100 rounds of 30mm ammunition, 500 120mm mortar rounds and 4,811

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

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