Sunday, July 3, 2016

Siam Planned for 03 Submarines

The question is: which country does weapon will attack to? Cambodia or Myanmar or Malaysia? Who are the boss of the 14 former Kingdoms of today Thai-land?

BANGKOK, July 1 (Bernama) — Thailand could join the growing Southeast Asian submarine club with its own purchase of the underwater weapon system.

According to a report in the Bangkok Post Friday, the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has submitted a funding plan for the purchase of three Chinese-made submarines worth 36 billion baht (about RM4.5 billion).

“The navy has submitted a funding plan for its 36-billion-baht submarine procurement project to the cabinet for consideration with the tied-over budget for the subs to be spread over 11 years,” said the newspaper in its front page article today.

The RTN was confident the purchase will receive the go ahead from the government as Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan had earlier backed the plan.

A plan to procure three Yuan-class submarines from China was submitted to the government by the Navy Sept last year, but it was shelved due to overwhelming public dissaproval.

The newspaper said that the submarines will be purchased immediately should the Thai cabinet give the greenlight, with the first submarine costing 13 billion baht.

With the imminent submarines’ purchase, RTN will join Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Indonesia’s Navy with submarines capability.

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