Royal Thai Armed Forces to receive new H145M helicopters in 2016
The Royal Thai Navy ordered five H145M helicopters in October 2014. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2016. The Royal Thai Army signed for six H145M too with a VIP installation, under the Light Utility Helicopter Type II requirement, to be deployed principally on official passenger transport duties, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016.
The first helicopters H145M for Royal Thai Air Force with its camouflage pattern are ready and spotted at the factory of Airbus Helicopters.
The H145M (previously known as the EC645 T2) is an economical and versatile military helicopter covering the entire spectrum of military missions, from light utility to light attack.
The H145M delivers the reliability and low operating costs of Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role EC145, which is a rotorcraft of reference for law enforcement organizations and military services – including the U.S. Army, with its UH-72A Lakota version.
Earlier in november 2015 was spotted Thai Army H145M 20069 is towed from the production line to the flight test hangar. 20069 is also its construction number.