Defence & Security 2017: Rafael positions for Thai growth

09 November 2017

Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is positioning a range of products for the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) as the service looks to expand its air combat capability over the next few years.

The company’s Litening targeting pod is already integrated onto the RTAF’s fleet of Saab Gripen aircraft, which were acquired from 2011, and company officials told Jane’s at the Defence & Security 2017 show in Bangkok that Rafael is currently in discussions with the RTAF about providing additional Rafael systems.

These will be positioned to support the RTAF’s Gripens as well as a planned upgrade for the service’s Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighter aircraft.

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