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Thailand receives three new patrol craft

28 May 2013

Royal Thai Navy M21 boats T 229 and T 228 at speed. These patrol craft are fitted with a Denel GI-2 auto cannon, a heavy machine gun with a coaxial grenade launcher, and an X-band radar. (Marsun Company Limited)Royal Thai Navy M21 boats T 229 and T 228 at speed. These patrol craft are fitted with a Denel GI-2 auto cannon, a heavy machine gun with a coaxial grenade launcher, and an X-band radar. (Marsun Company Limited)

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) took delivery of three new Marsun M21 patrol craft (PCF) for its Coast Guard Squadron at Sattahip Naval Base on 16 May.

The three boats - T 228, T 229 and T 230 - will operate in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, and are replacements for three older patrol craft. Their primary role is exclusive economic zone (EEZ) patrolling and VIP protection.

The RTN and Marsun signed a contract for three vessels in July 2011. Keel laying took place in September 2011, launching on 8 March this year and sea trials from 25-29 March, according to a Marsun official.



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