17 April 2017

News Story: Thailand cuts down tanks bought from China

VT4 (also known as the MBT3000) main battle tank
Bangkok (VNA) – The Royal Thai Army (RTA) will cut the number of VT-4 battle tanks it wants to buy from China from 98 to 60 due to insufficient funds.

Army chief Gen. Chalermchai Sittisat said on April 14 that of the 60 VT-4 tanks, 28 worth 4 billion baht (116.1 million USD) were purchased by the army last year and are expected to be delivered late this year.

The army recently proposed the purchase of 20 additional tanks to the cabinet but only 10, worth 2 billion baht, were approved. A request to purchase 10 more tanks will be forwarded to the cabinet for approval soon. 

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