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BANGKOK (NNT) - 10 Stryker armored infantry carriers produced in the United States recently arrived at Laem Chabang port in Chon Buri province for delivery to the Royal Thai Army.

 

The cost of the vehicles, purchased from the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, was approximately 900 million baht. In addition to replacement parts, tools and testing equipment, the acquisition also includes maintenance support and training.

 

In fiscal 2019, 2020 and 2021, the army ordered 70, 50 and 10 Stryker carriers, respectively, at a total cost of around 9.1 billion baht.

 

The Ordnance Department in Saraburi reportedly inspected all ten vehicles over the weekend before transporting them to the 11th Infantry Division in Chachoengsao province.

 

The Stryker is a family of eight-wheel-drive combat vehicles manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada and the General Dynamics Land Systems Division in the United States for the U.S. Army.

 

Stryker is available in ten different configurations, including infantry carrier vehicle, commander’s vehicle, medical evacuation vehicle, fire support vehicle, engineer squad vehicle, anti-tank guided missile carrier, mortar carrier, reconnaissance vehicle, mobile gun system and nuclear, biological and chemical reconnaissance vehicle.

 

The Stryker eight-wheeled armored combat vehicle is the first modern U.S. Army military vehicle to enter service since the Abrams tank in the 1980s.

 

Source: https://thainews.prd.go.th/en/news/detail/TCATG220808132159492

 

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43 minutes ago, anterian said:

well that plus the F35s and the sub should be enough to hold Thaksin at bay. 

more so crowd for control with protesters and fly over border security ... I think it's a great upgrade.

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1 hour ago, 2baht said:

But is'nt that maintainance? They don't do maintainance.

That isn't maintenance at all. Besides it gives the conscripts something to do.

 

If you really want you can go for years without washing and polishing.

 

If you don't maintain the vehicle properly it will breakdown at the most inconvenient place and time.

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4 minutes ago, The Hammer2021 said:

I was thinking in the last 200 hundred years as it seems the main enemy seems to be unarmed Thais.

I suppose that you are unaware  of World War 2 and the fights with Japan and the U.K and also the troubles in the South at the moment ?

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2 minutes ago, The Hammer2021 said:

Hhmmn Yes I recollect they fought as allies of the Japanese against  the British around world war two. As for the insurgency in the south I thought they were Thais albeit muslim fundies not democracy  demonstrators, students or nurses... but basically since the end of world war two the Thai  army has primarily been fighting Thais to ensure the army  runs the country...Er....such as now...

No, not really .

Thais don't really do democracy and the army sometimes steps in 

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47 minutes ago, The Hammer2021 said:

I was thinking in the last 200 hundred years as it seems the main enemy seems to be unarmed Thais.

Check out the Victory Monument in Bangkok.

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1 hour ago, The Hammer2021 said:

Hhmmn Yes I recollect they fought as allies of the Japanese against  the British around world war two. As for the insurgency in the south I thought they were Thais albeit muslim fundies not democracy  demonstrators, students or nurses... but basically since the end of world war two the Thai  army has primarily been fighting Thais to ensure the army  runs the country...Er....such as now...

You know nothing.......ergo you recollect nothing.

 

It's really not that difficult to rectify your ignorance.........instead of broadcasting it with the typical certainty of the "wise old men" of ASEAN Now.

 

See references to Thailand in Korean and Vietnam wars, via Google.

 

Off you go to the mods.

 

 

 

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