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Tiger of the Far East, Thailand January 10, 2016

ASEAN countries, which have doubled their military expenditures in only ten years, have been undergoing a rapid modernisation. Thailand, situated right at the very centre of the ASEAN region is determined to upgrade its air, naval and land weapon systems.

Predominantly a land force, the Royal Thai Army’s main elements comprise seven infantry divisions and one armoured division. Equipment associated with this force dates from 1950s and 1960s.

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