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Thai navy fields new small UAV

2nd July 2019 - 03:40 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok


Thailand’s Naval Research and Development Office (NRDO) has developed a small UAV called the Narai 3.0. So far, than 80 units have been produced for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) and Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters.

This UAV is being used for border patrol, anti-drug operations, anti-illegal logging and other missions.

The Narai 3.0 quadrotor is a third-generation product, with R&D on the first generation starting in 2013.

A carbon fibre airframe results in a weight of 2.6kg, a top speed of 60km/h, 30-minute endurance and 1,000m ceiling. It is equipped with a daytime camera with 36x zoom, or a

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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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