Monday, December 02, 2019

Norinco VN1 8x8 IFV for the Thai Army



Yes the Thai military decided that they need to add a QLZ-04 40mm automatic grenade launcher.....in addition to the existing 30mm autocannon, 7.62mm coaxial and even an improved Sagger ATGM launcher.

The turret is remote operated also featuring thermal sights and gun stabilization.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Type 15 light tank in the National Day Parade rehearsal


On main design feature of all modern Chinese tank design is their modular armor. Which the armor package could be change at the unit level. This Type 15 has ceramic armor tiles installed instead of bulkier ERA bricks.

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Thai Navy is buying the Chinese Type 71E LPD



According to the shipyard insider, the Type 71 LPD costs 221millions US dollars to build.  The "E" is for the export model. Wonder how much is the price of the export version for the Thai Navy? Also if there will be a royal family stateroom build in like the Thai aircraft carrier HTMS Charkri Naruebet.

Update: according to Thai media the price for the Type 71E is 6.1 billion Baht or equals to 200.6 millions USD. Which is 20 millions USD cheaper than the Chinese Navy version. A friendship price? or it has different weapons and equipment than the non-export version?