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Navy confirms US missiles purchase

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Royal Thai Navy patrol boat

Royal Thai Navy patrol boat and ships. Photo: Michael Ard, U.S. Navy.

The Royal Thai Navy has admitted it has agreed to buy a number of cruise missiles from the United States, but denies the prime minister or defence minister were involved as the purchase is part of a previously agreed contract.

It said the deal is not new but part of a frigate-building contract made with South Korea three years ago.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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