The First RTAF Gripen Fly!

Saturday 19 September 2009
First flight for Royal Thai Air Force Gripen

First flight for Royal Thai Air Force Gripen

Finally she flying. ^ ^

This is the first of the first batch of six RTAF Gripen ordered in 2008. The aircraft flown in Sweden and the roll-out ceremony is believe to be in 2009. The jet will remain in Sweden for training propose of Thai pilot who will depart for Sweden in summer 2009 and the jet will arrive in Thailand in January 2011.

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RTAF First Gripen In Production Line

Saturday 27 June 2009

Photo in AirForce Monthly has a clear Thai flag but this is also OK. ^ ^

It’s a two-seat Gripen. One of the six ordered in the first batch. The jet will be delivered in 2011, a year before a delivery of Saab 340 AEW&C and Saab 340 aircraft.

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Detail of Defense Budget Cut!

Saturday 30 May 2009

As my memory told, the 1997 Asian Economic Crisis is so damn bad. The current crisis Thailand facing, it’s hard, but it  can not compare with our previuos one. Maybe Thailand got some immune from the 1997 crisis.

But whatever the case, it’s still hard and now military got an impact by facing an budget cut.

So here are some detail of it.

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Gripen Second Batch Row Along The Month!

Saturday 30 May 2009

Yes, there are only news news and news.

The most news publish outside Thailand said RTAF already abadon the plan to buy the second batch.

But the case is that it’s a bit of misunderstanding. In fact, the second batch is just to complete the overall project of 12 jets.

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Cobra Gold 2009 Gallery

Saturday 7 March 2009

Welcome again to the ASEAN finest military exercise!

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A Thai soldier runs for cover after jumping off a helicopter during the Cobra Gold 2009 military exercise on Hat Yao beach in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. The two-week annual joint exercise involving nearly 12,000 soldiers from Thailand, the United States, Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia, taking part in land, sea and air drill, is considered the largest military operations in the Southeast Asia region. AP Photo by Apichart Weerawong

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Elang Thainesia 2008

Wednesday 4 March 2009
Elang Thainesia XIV

Elang Thainesia XIV

A biannual training between Royal Thai Air Force and Indonesian Air Force in October 2008.

Photo and news!

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Gripen Batch #2 Update

Wednesday 18 February 2009

As you know, Gripen procurement program was splited in to two batch for the financial reason. First batch, consists of 6 Gripens, 1 Saab 340 AEW&C, and 1 Saab 340, was ordered in Fed 2008.

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