Friday, October 19, 2012

Blog Ping: A Rousing Welcome For RTAF's Second SAA

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Title*:A Rousing Welcome For RTAF's Second SAAB 340 AEW Aircraft
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Description:On Wednesday 10 October, the Royal Thai Air Force, RTAF, received its second Saab 340 AEW aircraft from Sweden at Wing 7 in Surat Thani where it is based. Officials from FMV, Sweden´s Defence Material Administration, participated in the handover ceremony. This aircraft, equipped with the Erieye radar, is part of phase 2 of the government-to-government air defence system contract signed in 2008 between Sweden, represented by the FMV, and Thailand, represented by the RTAF.

Phase two includes six Gripen C aircraft. They will be delivered to RTAF during 2013. The first phase is already delivered. Phase one consists of two Gripen C, four Gripen D aircraft, one Saab 340 AEW aircraft, one Saab 340 aircraft, radar systems, weapons and training.

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