Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thai navy seeks second-hand submarines

According to the Feb 18th 2010 edition of the Jane's Defence Industry, China offered two Song class submarine to the Royal Thai Navy in late 2009. However, these the two Songs, unlike the offer from South Korea, would need extensive modernization before they become operational.

18-Feb-2010 Thai navy seeks second-hand submarines


Feb. 18, 2010
The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has submitted a proposal to government to procure two second-hand submarines from 2011, a senior RTN officer has told Jane's . He also said that submarines from France and Russia were also being considered, although he indicated that platforms from South Korea and China were a more probable purchase. These developments have seen Malaysia purchase two Scorpene submarines, both of which were commissioned in 2009; Singapore relaunch the first of two Västergötland-class ... - 2010/02/18 00:00:00

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