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Royal Thai Army Plan to Buy 12 Towed Howitzer


 On August 5, 2020, the Royal Thai Army Ordnance Department has published a document on the procurement plan of 12 light artillery calibre 105mm type 1 towed guns with automatic directional systems, gun equipment and tools, basic parts and spares parts and field-level maintenance equipment. Also factory-level maintenance parts, equipment and automatic shooting and control systems, amount 2 items, budget commitments over the year 2020-2022 amount 834,400,000 baht ($ 26,722,194) medium price source United Defense Technology Co., Ltd.

At present, the Thai Army has 22 units 105mm towed artillery such as the BAE Systems M119 patented by BAE Systems. Weapons Building Command Center National Defense Industry and Military Energy Center, NSEEP has been assembling in Thailand since the year 2006.

Before that, the Royal Thai Army had procured a 105mm towed, such as the LG1 MkII from GIAT Industries (now Nexter group), France, a total of 24 units that have been ian service since the year 1996-2012 and LG1 MkI has been in service since 2011.

Including the M101A1 number 285 units that have been updated by the NSO, but have been stationed since the year 1952 also 12 units M425 and 32 units M618A2, which the NESDB created by itself in Thailand. It has been used for a long time as well.


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