Russia and Thailand have signed an intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation, TASS reports Thursday.
According to a source in the Russian embassy in Bangkok, the agreement was signed by Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Cooperation Mikhail Petukhov and Director of the Joint Logistics of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters Vice Admiral Tiwa Daramuang. However, no details on the agreement are made public yet.
Thailand has grown increasingly closer to Russia and China since a coup in May 2014 caused the cooling of relations between Bangkok and its traditional Western allies. Last year, Moscow and Bangkok had signed an agreement on military cooperation. The exchange of visits between Russian and Thai military became more frequent the same year.
During ASEAN military exercises in September 2016, Russia party assisted in the establishment of the ASEAN Center for Military Medicine in Bangkok and still continues to provide assistance.
The Thai Army signed with the NORINCO Group (China) a contract to purchase 34 armored personnel carriers 8x8 ZBL09 (export named VN1) armed with 30mm turret. It is expected that the ZBL09 will be delivered by 2020
Rheinmetall has won a several million euros contract from Thailand Navy to supply a turnkey system known as the Naval Warfare Training Simulator (NWTS). The order includes construction of a new building, including infrastructure, the company announced today
Russian Helicopters has signed supply contracts for aviation inventory for helicopters that are in service for the Indonesian Air Force and the Royal Thai Armed Forces. The contract signed with the Indonesian authorities is to supply rotor blade sets for the Mi-35P helicopters that are in service in the Indonesian Air Force
Thailand has chosen to buy major defense equipment from China, Russia and European countries and not their long time supplier, the US. Thai Navy has vouched for Chinese-made submarines and the air force has picked South Korean T50 TH trainer jets, instead of American Textron AirLand Scorpion,
The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has signed an agreement with China to procure MBT-3000 main battle tanks. The contract to procure an initial 28 MBT-3000 (or VT-4, as referred by China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO)) was signed on 16 May
Russian Helicopters and Thai company Datagate Limited signed a memorandum of intent on cooperation in setting up a maintenance service center for Russian-made helicopters at the Singapore Airshow. The document was signed by Deputy General Director on Aftersales of Russian Helicopters, Igor Chechikov and Director of Datagate Ms
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has begun delivery of its advanced T-50 trainer jet to Thailand's air force. KAI received two separate orders to build four T-50TH trainer jets worth US$110 million in 2015 and eight T-50TH jets valued at $260 million last year
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