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Thailand receives final Oplot-M tanks

15th August 2018 - 03:00 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok


Thailand’s final batch of six Oplot-M tanks and two recovery vehicles arrived on 29 July, marking completion of the 49 MBTs, two recovery vehicles, four support vehicles and a simulator ordered from the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (KMDB) in Ukraine in 2011.    

The Royal Thai Army (RTA) will inspect and test them before their acceptance into service by the 2nd Cavalry Squadron of the 2nd Infantry Division, Queen’s Guard in September.

The Oplot order was originally supposed to be fully delivered within three years. The RTA sent tank crews to train in Ukraine by the end of

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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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