More Black Hawks are Joining The RTA Fleet

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Today’s fleet of Royal Thai Army helicopter are consists of TH-300, Bell 206, UH-1H, Bell 212, Bell 412, CH-47D, and UH-60L.

There once was a plan to replace UH-1H “Huey” by 33 Black Hawk, but the budget crisis from 1997 Asian Financial Crisis forced RTA to cut the number into only 7.

Base on the original requirement in 2006, there is a requirment for 9 utility helicopter, with the helicopter required will be the same standard with Black Hawk.

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Royal Thai Navy SAREX2009 in Songkhla

Wednesday 12 August 2009
HTMS Sriracha departing Songkhla Naval base for SAREX.

HTMS Sriracha departing Songkhla Naval base for SAREX.

SSAREX, or Search and Rescue Exercise, is an annual exercise organized by Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ministry of Transport. The exercise focus on rescuing the aircraft and ship that faced accident. Participant consists of armed force, police, armature radio network, private rescue foundation, hospital, etc. Each year DCA will assigned one government organization as a main host and this year Royal Thai Navy take this role.

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CARAT2009 and Photo of Mistral Firing on Board HTMS Chakri Naruebeth

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Thai, US Forces Recognize Achievements as CARAT Thailand Concludes 
Release Date: 7/16/2009

By Lt. Ed Early, Commander, Task Group 73.5 Public Affairs  

SATTAHIP, Thailand (July 16, 2009) Notable achievements at sea and on land exemplified the cooperation between the armed forces of Thailand and the United States as the Thailand phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) concluded, July 16.

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Photo Gallery: CARAT2009

Wednesday 12 August 2009
SEALs jump into the beach
Royal Thai Navy SEALs jump into the beach

The landing exercise in Had Yao Beach, Sattahip of Royal Thai Navy and US Navy in CARAT2009. 
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Thailand’s Part CARAT Begin Today!

Thursday 9 July 2009

  I’ll post more photos when the exercise is going on.

CARAT to Provide Numerous Training Opportunities for Thailand, US
Release Date: 7/08/2009
By Lt. Mike Morley, Commander, Task Group 73.5 Public Affairs

SATTAHIP, Thailand (July 8, 2009) Southeast Asia’s only aircraft carrier will be the centerpiece of a combined afloat training schedule for the armed forces of Thailand and the United States during the Thailand phase of the 15th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, which began July 8.

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Photo Gallery: RTA Elite Units In Southern Thailand

Sunday 5 July 2009
Soldiers prepare to storm the house of suspected Muslim militants after an encounter in southern Thailand's Yala province, about 1,084 km (674 miles) south of Bangkok June 27, 2009. A soldier, a policeman and a suspected insurgent were killed in a gun battle in Thailand's restive Muslim south, security forces said on Saturday. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom (THAILAND SOCIETY CONFLICT POLITICS CRIME LAW)

Soldiers prepare to storm the house of suspected Muslim militants after an encounter in southern Thailand's Yala province, about 1,084 km (674 miles) south of Bangkok June 27, 2009. A soldier, a policeman and a suspected insurgent were killed in a gun battle in Thailand's restive Muslim south, security forces said on Saturday. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom (THAILAND SOCIETY CONFLICT POLITICS CRIME LAW)

As there are no news update on Thai military right now. I provides you a set of photo of RTA Special Unit in action!

Thank http://www.daylife.com.

 

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Border dispute not lead to war with Cambodia: Thai defense minister

Sunday 5 July 2009

www.chinaview.cn 2009-07-04 17:25:46

BANGKOK, July 4 (Xinhua) — Thai Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said on Saturday that he was confident that the border dispute with Cambodia will not lead to war between the two countries as some fear.

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