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Govt to Buy 10 Chinese Tanks for 2 Billion Baht

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M41 Walker Bulldog tanks in Bangkok

M41 Walker Bulldog tanks parked within the Ministry of Defense compound in Bangkok during the 2006 coup. Photo: Roger jg. CC BY-SA 2.5.


BANGKOK — The military government announced Tuesday it will buy 10 more battle tanks from China at a price of 2 billion baht, on top of 28 recently ordered.

The purchase was approved Tuesday during the cabinet’s weekly meeting. Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said they will replace the aging battalion of American M41 tanks that’s set to retire in the next few years.

Full story: khaosodenglish.com

By Khaosod English


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