Thales and Thailand’s Defence Technology Institute (DTI), the research and development (R&D) agency of the Thai Ministry of Defence (MoD), signed an agreement on 6 November to collaborate on defence R&D.
The memorandum of understanding (MOU), which was signed at the Defence & Security 2017 exhibition in Bangkok, is focused on joint R&D in areas including radars, air defence, digital communications, and command and control systems.
Under the arrangement, Thales will transfer technologies and knowhow to the DTI and also support any programmes that progress under contracts with the Thai military.
Speaking to Jane’s , DTI officials said the MOU will facilitate co-operation in support of a range of systems it is looking to integrate onto Thai military platforms and particularly military vehicles.
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