Sunday, February 25, 2024

Royal ‪Thai‬ ‪‎Army‬ Plans to replace CH-47D ‪‎Chinook‬ with ‪‎Russian‬ Mi-17V5

The Royal Thai Armed Forces plan to replace outdated Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopters produced in the United States with Russia’s Mi-17V5 helicopters, Thai Army’s Commander-in-Chief Teerachai Nakwanich said Wednesday.

That reported by www.aseanmildef.com.

Earlier in May, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said that Bangkok could purchase Russia’s helicopters for its needs.

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“We need helicopters to replace outdated US CH-47 Chinook that are used as main military transport helicopters. We do not have money to buy new Chinooks, our budget is very limited and Russia’s helicopters meet our requirements both in their characteristics and prices,” Nakwanich said in an interview with Fifth National TV channel of Thailand, commenting on the recent statements of the prime minister.

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