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Thailand searching for wheeled APCs

2nd May 2016 - 03:32 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok


After acquiring 222 BTR-3E1 8x8 armoured vehicles from Ukraine since 2008, the Royal Thai Army (RTA) requires additional combat vehicles to replace workhorse M113s.

The RTA Military Equipment Standard Committee has drafted requirements for a new APC prior to the start of a competition. It wants a diesel/multi-fuel-engine APC of at least 6x6 configuration with all-terrain capability.

The new vehicle must carry not less than 11 fully equipped troops, excluding the crew. Troops must be able to observe and fire from inside the vehicle, while the turret should be able to accommodate a variety of weapon systems.

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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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