Israeli firm Nimda is bidding to upgrade the Royal Thai Army’s (RTA’s) large fleets of BAE Systems M113 armoured personnel carrier (APCs), the company has confirmed to Jane’s .
Reflective of growing Thai-Israeli defence ties, the company said that if selected to meet the requirement it would carry out the upgrade in collaboration with local industry.
Nimda’s proposal features its new M-113 N-2000 package, which integrates a Detroit Diesel 6V53T 300-hp engine and the Allison 3000 series automatic transmission.
The package also includes a range of upgrades including driver controls, engine braking system, exhaust system, drive shafts, new final drives, cooling system, shock absorbers, suspension system, and reinforced torsion bars.
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