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Thai-China Submarine Deal Runs Aground on EU Arms Embargo


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Why did Thailand not use the standard Government Funded Equipment (GFE) procedures used by many Countries  when buying military hardware where the Purchasing Government buys the equipment under a separate contract and then either delivers it to the builder for fitting or installs the equipment in country after the ship/submarine is delivered,

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Thai navy’s acquisitions management office, told VOA that the submarine was unlikely to arrive next year.

Probably for 4-5 years at the minimum.

 

By the time they do arrive they'll be ready as a museum piece.

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14 minutes ago, mtls2005 said:

submarine ...shallow waters of the gulf of thailand.

That has been the elephant in the room no one in the kickback food chain wants to talk about.

Why is this so?

The sub base being built in Cambodia by China is looking like the best place to park it up though.

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3 hours ago, hotchilli said:

I hope Thailand didn't pay up front... a refund could be hard to get.

You can be sure the Chinese have a watertight contract to ensure that Thailand pays up. With or without engines. The brown envelopes are sure to be guaranteed whatever happens!

 

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2 hours ago, Pib said:

 

 

The Thai Navy has already come up with a fix....they are shipping engines from Thai long tail boats to China to replace the German engines.  Problem solved Thai style.  This should get the submarine delivery back on schedule so the sub can be parked next to the Thai aircraft carrier....the sub will be a great addition to the Navy amusement park.

 

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But won't the breathing tube for the engine give away the location?

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4 minutes ago, phetphet said:

But won't the breathing tube for the engine give away the location?

Or the noise that can be heard from 10km away. 😆

 

Any engine they are going to put in these barnacle magnets will render them useless as stealth is critical to submarine operations.  

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A new order is slowly starting in the EU and the American to shun business with Russia and China.....IMO, it's a good move and designed to move business away from relying on these powers for trade.

Asian nations will eventually follow suit...Thailand will have some serious decisions to make and I don't believe the authorities here will have a grasp on this for some time.

 

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1 hour ago, soi3eddie said:

You can be sure the Chinese have a watertight contract to ensure that Thailand pays up. With or without engines. The brown envelopes are sure to be guaranteed whatever happens!

 

Probably come fitted with an elastic band and be parked alongside the aircraft carrier for show purposes.

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The EU/UK/US are not your friends. Their mindset is still colonial and you all look alike to them.

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10 hours ago, webfact said:

China has paused construction of an attack submarine earmarked for Thailand’s navy

Attack submarine? Who does Thailand plan to invade by sea??

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9 hours ago, RandiRona said:

Hahaha....so China is just assembling stuff by sourcing parts from all over the world. Note to Thai government. Go directly to source countries for original submarines rather than getting a retrofitted copy.

Well, they tried it indeed and traveled to a shipyard in Germany.

However, the price was obviously far beyond expectations.

Probably it was a nice trip eventually.🥳

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1 hour ago, tomazbodner said:

Attack submarine? Who does Thailand plan to invade by sea??

Probably a typo. It should read 'A tacky submarine'. It may not get German diesel engines but the Seven Geese Flying East electric motors are ready to install......

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4 hours ago, phetphet said:

But won't the breathing tube for the engine give away the location?

No that's far too small to be seen until close up.

 

The huge Thai flag fluttering from the top may give it away though.

 

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