China, Thailand Decide to Conduct First Joint Aerial Drills in November

J-11 fighter jet


The drills are expected to deepen military cooperation between the air forces of the two countries, as well as strengthen logistical communications and mutual trust within the two armies.

 China and Thailand will conduct joint air force exercises for the first time in November, China’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.

“The Air Forces of China and Thailand will hold first joint exercises Falcon Strike-2015 on November 12-30,” the ministry stated on its website.

The exercises will be held at the Korat Air Base in Thailand.The exercises are intended to deepen military cooperation between the air forces of the two countries, as well as strengthen logistical communications and mutual trust within the two armies, according to the Chinese Defense Ministry.

The two countries agreed to strengthen military ties in September.

Thai Minister of Defense Prawit Wongsuwon said on September 4 that his country attaches great importance to the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.




Southeast Asia Market Eyes BrahMos Missiles Jointly Made by Russia, India

Brahmos Missiles


Several Southeast Asian nations, including Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, have shown interest in buying Russian-Indian supersonic BrahMos cruise missiles, a spokesman for the manufacturer said Wednesday.

 Speaking at an ongoing Defense & Security military expo in Bangkok, a spokesman for BrahMos Aerospace, a Russian-Indian joint military venture, told RIA Novosti that formal negotiations have not begun.

“Southeast Asia is a promising market for us. During this exhibition, we have been visited by several high-ranking defense ministry officials from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. We have had no official talks yet, but there is a high probability that they will become our clients in the future,” the spokesman said.

BrahMos Aerospace was formed by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyenia. It produces weapons systems using Russian and Indian technology.BrahMos, a word combining Brahmaputra and Moscow, is a short-range supersonic missile, which has been in use by the Indian Navy since 2005. The missile has a range of 180 miles and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 660 pounds.

Thailand’s Foreign Minister visited Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard


On Friday, July 17, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand Tanasak Patimaprakon held working visit to Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard.
The meeting was held within the framework of the official visit of the Thai delegation to the Russian Federation to participate in the 6th session of the joint Russian-Thai commission on bilateral cooperation, the press service of the plant.
The Thai delegation visited the company to introduce its products and meet with the leadership of the plant.

Russia ready to replace Thailand’s traditional weapons suppliers — PM

April 08, BANGKOK
Dmitry Medvedev said Russia can supply both tanks and other types of armaments

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BANGKOK, April 8. /TASS/. Russia is ready to supply its weapons to Thailand in exchange for agricultural output, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with Nation media group on Wednesday.

“If you take such decisions, we’ll naturally be pleased to supply such hardware to you, even considering that Thailand has traditionally worked with western suppliers,” the Russian premier said in response to a question about the possibility of such exchanges.

Medvedev said Russian weapons are in no way inferior to armaments imported by Thailand.

“If necessary, we’ll do a lot, supplying both tanks and other types of armaments,” the Russian premier said, adding Russia is one of the largest weaponry exporters and is not ashamed of this fact.

Most countries in the world will always and in any conditions have their own armies after all, the Russian premier said.

“In any case, there must be sufficient armed forces so that you can be treated with respect,” Medvedev said.

When asked by a Thai journalist whether Russian weapons were cheaper than western armaments, Medvedev said: “Some types are surely cheaper.”

Russia offers Kilo submarine to Thailand


Russia has offered for sale to Thailand its Kilo-class Project 636 diesel electric submarine as part of expanding defence technology ties between the two countries.

Officials from Russian export agency Rosoboronexport met with counterparts from the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) on 16 January to highlight the capabilities of the Kilo-class submarine in meeting an emerging RTN requirement.

The RTN has not commented, although sources have confirmed to IHS Jane’s that the service is undertaking evaluations of submarine platforms with a view to submitting a purchase plan to the Ministry of Defence in 2015. As part of this process, the RTN reviewed China’s Yuan-class (Type 041) submarine earlier in January.

Kalashnikov Concern to Conquer Markets in Malaysia and Thailand

rustechnologies,  01.12.2014


Russia’s Kalashnikov Concern has concluded a few agreements with Malaysia and Thailand to supply the products for civilian use. Thanks to the new contracts, the concern will be able to neutralize the negative impact of the sanctions against Russia and expand its presence in the world.

According to the company’s press center, the concern continues building partnerships with countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Africa and Latin America as part of the new international development strategy. Apart from Malaysia and Thailand, the contacts between the concern and its partners in other Asian countries are also developing.

“The concern has recently increased the exports of civilian products, which corresponds to the general tendency of strengthening a position in the global arms market. This year, Kalashnikov Concern continues to actively explore new and promising markets,” Kalashnikov Concern CEO Alexey Krivoruchko said.

On Defense and security- 2013 , from 4 to 7 November in Thailand it will be shown Russian military equipment

On Defense and security- 2013 , from 4 to 7 November in Thailand it will be show Russian military hardware

06.11.2013 Arms-expo

From 4 to 7 November 2013 it will be held in Bangkok the Asian Exhibition – Conference on Defense and International Security – “DEFENSE END SIKURITI – 2013” , which is held under the patronage of the government and the Ministry of Defence of Thailand .

The main theme Defense & Security, which has been held annually since 2003, are the weapons and military equipment for the Army , Navy and Air Force . the press service of the Federal Service for Military- Technical Cooperation informs.

Today exhibition in Thailand is recognized as one of the most important events of the war theme in Asia. Last year, the Defense and security- 2012 was attended by 9402 visitors from 49 countries. In 2013 is expected to involve more than 400 exhibitors from 50 countries