Royal Thai Air Force indicators US$143 million contract for US-made plane

The Royal Thai Air Force signed a contract on Sunday to buy a brand new fleet of plane. ติดตั้งโซล่าเซลล์Huawei will come from Textron Aviation Defense, an American aircraft manufacturer that builds planes for the US military. The US$143 million, or about four.86 billion baht, deal was made on the first day of the Dubai Airshow.
The RTAF is ready to purchase eight Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine gentle plane from the American protection manufacturer. It will also embrace supporting tools and necessary spare parts. These light aircraft are meant for the RTAF forty first Wing light attack operations unit, which is predicated in Chiang Mai. Air Marshal Pongsawat Jantasarn heads that committee that permitted the purchase of these planes, and he defined his decision.
“RTAF pilots and anxious parties discovered the attributes of the AT-6 procurement programme very favourable… It may also profit both Thai and US interests, strengthening the enduring strategic partnership between our nations.”

Thailand is engaged on growing its own domestic protection business, reports the Nation Thailand. This plan is known as the S-curve eleven technique, and can involve RTAF pilots and maintenance crew being educated by Textron Aviation Defense in the coming years. After construction and coaching, the new plane will be officially launched into the Thai air fleet by 2024. President and CEO of Textron Thomas Hammoor commented on the strategic significance of the deal.
“We are honoured the Royal Thai Air Force has chosen the Beechcraft AT-6 to conduct a broad array of missions in assist of its border security and its anti-smuggling, counter-narcotics and anti-human trafficking operations…The RTAF is a key US safety ally and operator of one of the superior air forces in Asia-Pacific. Its extensive market analysis and stringent procurement course of sought the alignment of finest price, schedule, and efficiency to exchange its current fleet of aging Aero L-39 Albatros plane and advance the capabilities of its fleet with the latest expertise.”

SOURCE: The Nation Thailand

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