The Royal Thai Army (RTA) is preparing to take delivery of the first batch of 28 VT4 main battle tanks (MBT) from China, 18 months after agreeing to acquire the platforms for THB4.9 billion (USD147 million).
Thai defence ministry officials confirmed to Jane’s on 2 October that the VT4 MBTs – produced by China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) – will arrive at the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN’s) Sattahip Naval Base in the week 8-15 October.
Officials said that from there the tanks will be inspected and transported to their home base at the 3rd Cavalry Division in Khon Kaen province in the northeast of Thailand.
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