China offers Thailand collaboration on missiles, armoured vehicles

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  1. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Chinese defence companies are offering Thailand partnership status on a range of military platforms on show at the Defense & Security 2013 exhibition in Bangkok.

    Officials from state-owed Poly Technologies and the China National Precision Machinery Import & Export Corporation (CPMIEC) told IHS Jane's that the two companies are engaged in preliminary discussions with Thai defence authorities over potential collaboration on several land- and sea-based military systems.

    These include CPMIEC's HQ-9 surface-to-air missile system - known as FD-2000 in its export configuration - which was selected in October by Turkey to meet that country's T-Loramids air defence requirement. Other equipment comprises the FL-3000N ship-based surface-to-air missile system and the FK-1000 mobile air defence system, both marketed by CPMIEC, as well as Poly Technologies' mine-resistant, ambush-protected CS-VP3 vehicle.

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    hope thiland wont forget abt the two ships they purchase frm chicoms several sys malfunction later somehow restored ;)
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It is in the interest of Thailand's economy that she conserves her finances for productive ventures in boosting their economy.

    It is a wise decision to leave the defence aspect cheap!
     
  5. amoy

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    never under-estimate Thai military might. it's one of few Asian navies who own an A/C Chakri Naruebet.

    Thailand has always been the most steadfast ally of America.

    Cambodia to her east has had border skirmishes with Thai.

    In the south Malay muslims are striving for exit.

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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    There is a lack of funds to keep the Chakri Naruebet, the aircraft carrier, operational.

    It is believed that it is operational one day per month for training.

    And is used as a Royal Yacht, though has been used to evacuate Thais from Cambodia and for humanitarian reasons.

    Ever since the Harrier fighters were retired in 2006, it is being used as a helicopter carrier.
     

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