Engine troubles bring sink-or-swim moment for Thailand’s sub deal with China

INS Sindhurakshak (S63) submarine
INS Sindhurakshak (S63) submarine, a Sindhughosh class (Russian Kilo class) SSK. Photo: Brian Burnell.

This month brings a make-or-break meeting for the Thai Navy’s deal to buy a Chinese-made submarine, with delivery threatened by the fading chance of China [Read More…]

Thailand signs deal with AstraZeneca for COVID-19 vaccine

PM Prayut at COVID-19 vaccine presentation
PM Prayut at COVID-19 vaccine presentation. Photo: ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา Prayut Chan-o-cha / Facebook.

Thailand has signed an advance agreement with AstraZeneca to secure a supply of its Covid-19 vaccine and for local production with technology from the British-Swedish [Read More…]