Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Bangkok
Population of around 67,000,000 people
Constitutional Monarchy?
Thailands population is 94% Buddhist, however there is a muslim minority in southern region near the border area with Malaysia. Muslims make up about 5% of the total population.

The international selling of illegal narcotics, prostitution, and tourism fuel Thailand’s economy.

Thailand is part of the “Golden Triangle”of large Opium producing nations, along with Myanmar (Burma) and Laos.

Many “tourists” come from all over the world, mostly from the U.S., Europe, and Australia, to have sex with underage Thai prostitutes.


Royal Thai Air Force
65,000 personnel

JAS 39 Gripen fighter aircraft (6)

F-16 fighter aircraft (58)

F-5 fighter aircraft (14)

KAI T-50 Golden Eagle advanced trainer/light attack aircraft
L-39 trainer/light attack aircraft (72)
Alpha Jet trainer/light attack aircraft (38)

Pilatus AU-23 Peacemaker gunship (40)
Pilatus PC-9 trainer aircraft (23)
PAC CT/4E trainer aircraft (23) 
T-6 Texan trainer/light attack aircraft
Cessna T-41 trainer aircraft (6)
Diamond DA-42 trainer aircraft (6)

C-130 transport aircraft (12)

BT-67 (DC-3) transport aircraft (8)
GAF N.22B Nomad utility aircraft (19)
Saab 340 utility aircraft (2)
Boeing 737 aircraft aircraft used for VIP transport (2)
Airbus 319 aircraft aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
Airbus 310 aircraft aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
ATR-72 aircraft aircraft used for VIP transport (4)

Saab 340 Airborne Early Warning aircraft (2)

IAI 201 Arava aircraft used for reconnaissance (2) 
AU-23 aircraft used for aerial reconnaissance (14)
GAF N.22B Nomad aircraft used for aerial reconnaissance (3)
Learjet 35A aircraft used for photo reconnaissance (1)
Diamond DA42 aircraft used for reconnaissance (2)

UH-1 helicopters (19)
Bell 412 helicopters (11)
Sikorsky S-92 helicopters (3)

IRIS-T air-to-air missiles

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
ADS Aerostar (israeli made)
GFC Tigershark II (Made in Thailand)
GFC G-Star (Made in Thailand)
RTAF U1 (Made in Thailand)
Sky Scout (Made in Thailand)

Air Defense used by the Thai Air Force
ADATS surface-to-air/anti-tank missiles. Fixed positions. (40)
RBS-70 surface-to-air missiles

QW-2 surface-to-air missiles
Type 74 twin 37mm anti-aircraft guns
Bofors L/70 40mm anti-aircraft guns

V-150 amphibious armored vehicles
Condor amphibious armored vehicles

Royal Thai Air Force Commando Company
100 man unit.

Royal Thai Navy
65,000 personnel
HTMS prefix to naval vessel names.

Naval Ensign of Thailand

Naval Jack of Thailand

Aircraft carrier (1)
HTMS Chakri Naruebet 

Landing Platform, Dock (LPD)-1
Landing Ship, Tank (LST)-2

Frigates (12)

Corvettes (5)
Fast Attack Craft, Missile (6)
Fast Attack Craft, Gun (3)
Mine Warfare vessels (7)

Patrol Boats (18)

Small Patrol Boats (77)
Landing Craft, Utility (LCU)- 9

Survey Ships (3)

Auxiliary Vessels
Replenishment Ship (1)
Fuel Ships (5)
Fresh Water ships (2)

Marsun M21 patrol boats. Made in Thailand. Armed with one 20mm gun and one .50 caliber machine gun with a coaxial 81mm grenade launcher.

Marsun M18 assault boast. Looks similar to the CB90. Made in Thailand. Armed with two .50 caliber machine guns.

Marsun M10 riverine patrol craft. Made in Thailand. Armed with four 7.62mm machine guns and one .50 caliber machine gun at the aft.

River Patrol Boats

Naval Aviation
Fokker F-27 aircraft used for maritime patrol. May be armed with Harpoon anti-ship missiles (5)
Dornier Do 228 aircraft used for maritime patrol (7)
P3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (3)
Cessna T337 Super Skymaster aircraft (14)
GAF N.24 Nomad aircraft (5)
Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft (2)
Canadair CL-215 aircraft used for firefighting/search and rescue (2)
NAX-1 Seaplanes? Developed by Thailand.
NAX-2 Seaplanes? Developed by Thailand.
NAX-3 Seaplanes? Developed by Thailand.

SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters (6)
MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopters (2)
S-76 helicopters (5)
Bell 212 helicopters (8)
Bell 214 helicopters (5)
Super Lynx 300 helicopters (2)

DTI RTN KSM150 unmanned aerial vehicles?

AV-8S Harrier VTOL aircraft (retired from service in 2006 due to lack of spare parts)
A-7 Corsair II aircraft (in storage?)

C-802 anti-ship missiles
C-801 anti-ship missiles
Harpoon anti-ship missiles
Exocet anti-ship missiles

Stingray torpedoes 

Chinese made FK-3 air defense systems with the Royal Thai Navy. Export version of the HQ-22

Special Forces
Royal Thai Navy SEALS

Royal Thai Marine Corps
36,000 personnel

Type 69-II tanks (5)
BTR-3E1 armored personnel carriers (12)
AAV-7 (LVTP-7) armored personnel carriers (36)

V-150 armored personnel carriers (24)
HMMWV utility vehicles
M151 utility vehicles
M813 trucks
M35 trucks

GHN-45 towed 155mm howitzers
GC-45 towed 155mm howitzers
M101 towed 105mm howitzers

M120 120mm mortars
M29A1 81mm mortars
M19 60mm mortars
M224 60mm mortars

BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles
M47 Dragon anti-tank guided missiles
M40 recoilless gun
Armbrust anti-tank rocket launchers

M203 underbarrel grenade launchers

M2HB Browning .50 cal machine guns
M60 machine guns
M249 machine guns
M16 assault rifles
M4 carbines
G36 assault rifles
CQ assault rifles

NH-5A surface-to-air missiles?
QW-18 surface-to-air missiles?

Reconnaissance elements

Royal Thai Army
690,000 active duty personnel?
9 million reserve?

VT4 tanks. Chinese made. (28)
T-84 Oplot-T tanks. Ukrainian made. (10)
M-60A3 tanks (178)
Type 69-II tanks (96)
M-48A5 Patton tanks (105)
M-41A3 Walker Bulldog tanks
Stingray light tanks (105)
FV101 Scorpion light tanks (154)

BTR3E1 armored personnel carriers. Ukrainian made. (96)

BTR-3M2 wheeled 120mm mortar carriers. Ukrainian made.

Black Widow Spider armored personnel carrier. Under development. Made by DTI of Thailand.

M1126 Stryker armored personnel carriers and variants (130)


Type 85 (YW 531) armored personnel carriers (450)
M113 armored personnel carriers (400)

Condor armored personnel carriers (18)
REVA 4x4 wheeled South African made mine resistant armored personnel carriers (185)?
Saracen armored personnel carriers (20)
HMMWV utility vehicles
M151 utility vehicles

Rasit ground surveillance radar

Army Aviation 
AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters (7)
AS550 Fennec helicopters (8)

Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopters (29)
Bell UH-1 helicopters (92)
Bell 212 helicopters (54)
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters (9)
CH-47 Chinook helicopters (6)
Mi-17 helicopters (3)
Schweizer S-300 helicopters used for training and observation (54)
Enstrom 480 helicopters for training (16)

ERJ-145 aircraft (2)
CASA C-212 aircraft (2)
BAE Jetstream 41 aircraft (2)
Beechcraft 1900 aircraft (2)
Beechcraft 200 King Air (2)
Cessna T-41 Mescalero aircraft (22)
Cessna U-17B (military version of the Cessna A185E Skywagon)-14
Maule M-7 aircraft (15)

IAI Searcher unmanned aerial vehicles
RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicles

Air Defense used by the Thai Army
SPADA surface-to-air missile system (8)
Starstreak surface-to-ar missiles with Lightweight Multiple Launchers
VL MICA vertical launched MICA missiles.  
SA-18 (9K38 Igla) surface-to-air missiles
HN-5 surface-to-air missiles

M42 Duster self propelled anti-aircraft gun (24)
M163 Vulcan self propelled anti-aircraft gun system

M167 Vulcan towed anti-aircraft gun system
Type 74 towed twin barrel 37mm anti-aircraft guns
Bofors towed 40mm anti-aircraft guns

Type 59 towed 57mm ant-aircraft guns (Chinese copy of the S-60)
M16 MGMC (M3 half-track with four quad .50 cal machine guns)

Anti-tank Weapons
BTR-3E1 with anti-tank guided missiles. Ukrainian made.

BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles
M-47 Dragon anti-tank guided missiles
M40 recoilless gun
Carl Gustav anti-tank rocket launcher
Type 69 anti-tank rocket launcher (Chinese copy of the RPG-7)
RPG-2 anti-tank rocket launcher
Type 56 anti-tank rocket launcher (Chinese copy of the RPG-2)
M-72 LAW anti-tank rocket launcher

Mk 19 Automatic Grenade Launcher

M203 under barrel grenade launchers
BTS-203 under barrel grenade launchers for Type 11 assault rifles. Made in Thailand.
M79 grenade launchers

Type 54 heavy machine guns
M2 Browning (Type 93) heavy machine guns
FN MAG machine guns

M60 machine guns
FN Minimi light machine guns
IMI Negev light machine guns
HK21 light machine guns
Type 56 light machine guns
SIG Sauer SSG 3000 sniper rifles
SR-25 sniper rifles
Type 11 (license produced HK33) assault rifles. Standard issue.
Tavor TAR-21 assault rifles
Galil assault rifles
Steyr AUG assault rifles
M-16 assault rifles
Type 56 assault rifles
CAR-15 assault rifles
SAR-21 assault rifles
M4 carbine
HK USP pistols
Beretta 92 pistols
Type 86 (license produced M1911) .45 cal pistols

DTI-1 self propelled 302mm multiple rocket launchers. Based on the Chinese WS-1. Uses a Volvo FM-400 6x6 wheeled vehicle. Made by DTI of Thailand.

DTI-1G 300mm multiple rocket launchers. Made by DTI of Thailand

Type 82 130mm multiple rocket launchers mounted on Type 85 chassis. (60)

DTI-85 122mm multiple rocket launcher.
Improved Chinese Type 85 armored personnel carrier with a launcher from a DTI-2 rocket multiple rocket launcher. Made by DTI of Thailand.

DTI-2 122mm multiple rocket launcher

ATMOS 2000- israeli made 155/52mm self propelled howitzers (18)

CAESAR self propelled 155mm howitzers (6)
M109 self propelled 155mm howitzers (20)

GHN-45 towed 155mm howitzers (42)
Soltam M-71 towed 155mm howitzers (32)
M198 towed 155mm howitzers (250)
M114 towed 155mm howitzers (56)
Type 59-1 towed 130mm howitzers (54)
L119 towed 105mm howitzers (34)
LG1 MII towed 105mm howitzers (24)
M101 towed 105mm howitzers (285)
M102 towed 105mm howitzers (32)
M618A2 towed 105mm howitzers (32)

Long Range Surveillance Units (LRSU)

Special Forces Division
Task Force 90

Practice Thai Boxing in Thai military

Thahan Phran ("Hunter Soldiers")- Paramilitary light infantry unit. Patrol border areas. Part of the army. Work in conjunction with the Border Patrol Police.
Nicknamed "Black Warriors" or "Black Shirt Warriors"

Border Patrol Police

Royal Guards
Protect the Thai royal family.

Royal Thai Police
Police Aerial Reinforcement Unit (PARU)
Naresuan 261 counter terrorist unit


Defense Technology Institute (DTI)


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