Air Platforms

Singapore Airshow 2018: Thailand enters ‘pre-contract’ negotiations for three MPA

07 February 2018

Key Points

  • Thailand and Indonesia are in advanced negotiations over the acquisition of three maritime patrol aircraft
  • Platforms will improve Thailand’s maritime surveillance capabilities in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) and Indonesian state-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) are now in ‘pre-contract’ negotiations over the procurement of three CN-235-220 aircraft in the maritime patrol configuration.

Speaking to Jane’s at the 2018 iteration of the Singapore Airshow, PTDI’s Vice President of Sales, Ade Yuyu Wahyuna, said negotiations in this stage begun in late-January 2018, and a formal contract can be expected to materialise before the end of the year.

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