Military Review

The Thai government has approved the purchase of additional helicopters Mi-17В-5 and UH-72A "Lakota"

16
The Thai government has approved the purchase of additional helicopters Mi-17В-5 and UH-72A "Lakota"

The Thai government 8 October approved the allocation of funds for the purchase of additional Mi-17В-5 helicopters in Russia and UH-72A Lakota of Eurocopter North America for the Land Forces of the country.


According to Janes Defense Weekly, the acquisition program provides for the purchase of six UH-72A helicopters worth 1,737 billion baht (55,4 million dollars) and two Mi-17B-5 helicopters worth 1,253 billion baht (39,97 million dollars). The government stated that payments for these programs will be made at the expense of defense budgets in the period from 2013 to FNXNXX.

According to the representative of the NE of Thailand, this government decision actually gives the authority to the NE command to begin negotiations and sign contracts as soon as possible. The acquisition is made as part of a long-term procurement plan.

According to the assistant representative of the North Atlantic of Thailand, Colonel Winthai Suvari (Winthai Suwaree), the new helicopters will replace outdated vehicles, which have been in service for more than 40 years, most of which are non-repairable.

In June 2013, the Defense Cooperation and Security Agency (DSCA) of the US Department of Defense notified Congress of a planned supply to Thailand in the framework of the Foreign Military Sales program of six UH-72A Lakota light-duty multi-purpose helicopters and related equipment. The total value of the transaction at that time was estimated at 77 million dollars.

In the past few years, the Ground Forces of Thailand have been taking active measures to modernize the helicopter fleet.

In October, the Thai government approved the purchase of three Mi-2008В-17 helicopters. This contract was the first purchase of Russian military helicopters for the Thai army. The helicopters were delivered to the customer in February 5 of the year.

In 2011, the government approved the allocation of 1,596 billion baht (51,3 million dollars) for the purchase of X-NUMX light multipurpose Fennek AS-8 helicopters for reconnaissance. In October, NE Thailand's 500 signed a contract for the purchase of two AW-2012 helicopters from Agusta / Westland for delivery in 139.

In August 2009, the DSCA agency notified the US Congress of the planned delivery to Thailand of the Foreign Military Sales program of three UH-60L helicopters, and in March 2010, the Thai government approved a proposal to purchase three UH-60M. In October 2011, the Thai government approved funding for the purchase of two additional Black Hawk helicopters.
Originator:
http://www.armstrade.org/
16 comments
Ad

The editorial board of Voenniy Obozreniye urgently needs a proofreader. Requirements: impeccable knowledge of the Russian language, diligence, discipline. Contact: [email protected]

Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. svp67
    svp67 12 October 2013 12: 38 New
    11
    "According to Janes Defense Weekly, the acquisition program includes the purchase of six UH-72A helicopters worth 1,737 billion baht ($ 55,4 million) and two Mi-17V-5 helicopters worth 1,253 billion baht (39,97 million dollars)."

    .
    Oh good, but LITTLE. We urgently need to launch our helicopter analogue UH-72A on the market and crowd everyone in this segment ... Mil and Kamov have good developments ...
    1. Larus
      Larus 12 October 2013 12: 45 New
      0
      It would be someone to deduce, would have long been promoting how everyone does it.
      1. svp67
        svp67 12 October 2013 12: 48 New
        +9
        Quote: Larus
        It would be someone to deduce, would have long been promoting how everyone does it.


        Please
        Ka226

        Mi34

        AnsaT
        1. Siberian German
          Siberian German 12 October 2013 20: 08 New
          +2
          beauties - and why they don’t sell it - they take what has been tested for decades
      2. svp67
        svp67 12 October 2013 12: 54 New
        11
        Quote: Larus
        Would

        So there is someone ..
        Look what BEAUTY Ansat - U
    2. alone
      alone 12 October 2013 16: 45 New
      +3
      Quote: svp67
      Oh good, but LITTLE. We urgently need to launch our helicopter analogue UH-72A on the market and crowd everyone in this segment ... Mil and Kamov have good developments ...


      I don’t know about 72a, but the Mi-17v5 is a good multi-functional helicopter. It’s not in vain that ours signed a contract for 60 units for the needs of Moscow Region
  2. major071
    major071 12 October 2013 13: 42 New
    +6
    This is where effective managers are needed to promote our helicopters to foreign markets.
    1. timer
      timer 12 October 2013 18: 06 New
      +2
      I agree that our specialists in defense export are lacking in agility in competing with the Yankees. I have been following the tenders for the supply of weapons over the past 3 years, and I will write you what the Russian military-industrial complex has to offer! We have to be tough in the global competitive "fight", and eventually bring our military-industrial complex into the world giants of arms and services.
  3. 31231
    31231 12 October 2013 13: 55 New
    +1
    Judging by the concluded contracts and their motley, tai are still determined which helicopter they need.
  4. SkyMaXX
    SkyMaXX 12 October 2013 14: 22 New
    +4
    Well done Europeans, the cool vert UH-72A developed, generally light helicopters are their credo. Our so far only medium and heavy turntables do. Although the first pancake is not lumpy, the Ka-226 and Mi-34 are good cars. But even they are not really light helicopters and they themselves can probably take some foreign light helicopter weighing 1-2 tons on the external sling.
    A truly light helicopter was announced by the Ka-115 Moskvichka, I was really looking forward to it in the beginning. But it is not known that there, they ruined the project or did not find funding.
    1. avg
      avg 12 October 2013 16: 47 New
      +1
      Indeed, we lose this segment outright. But, they initially relied on a private trader, and we persistently built only military and workhorses, hence the lack of experience.
  5. avg
    avg 12 October 2013 16: 30 New
    +1
    Some strange practice: "each creature has a pair." The service will be more expensive.
    Or maybe vice versa, due to competition they win.
  6. Alikovo
    Alikovo 12 October 2013 16: 34 New
    0
    since it’s hot in Thailand, the Mi-17 is great for them.
    1. yanus
      yanus 13 October 2013 13: 17 New
      0
      Quote: Alikovo
      since it’s hot in Thailand, the Mi-17 is great for them.

      It is not so much hot as wet. Humidity is terrible, everything rusts right before our eyes.
  7. stranik72
    stranik72 12 October 2013 18: 56 New
    +4
    Mi-34 is not and will never be. KA-226 is in such a deplorable state (primarily with the resource indicators of the main units) that its cost of ownership is equivalent to insanity. It is even imposed in Russia, like a yoke. So in the market segment for light helicopters, we have nothing to offer besides Ansat. And he is not an ice either.
  8. samoletil18
    samoletil18 13 October 2013 18: 06 New
    +1
    Thanks to our fathers! We are still selling the Mi-8.
    1. Very old
      Very old 13 October 2013 18: 15 New
      +1
      Thanks to our fathers. We still live on them.