US delivers the first batch of Stryker 8×8 armored fighting vehicles to RTA
- August 30, 2019
The Royal Thai Army has received the first batch of General Dynamics Land Systems Stryker 8×8 infantry combat vehicles (ICVs).
According to the Joint US Military Advisory Group Thailand (JUSMAGTHAI), vehicles were flown to Thailand aboard a C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft on Thursday.
According to the Defenceblog, Thailand would receive 70 U.S.-made armored fighting vehicles by the end of the year and 50 more next year but do not give the value of the deal.
A defense ministry source told Reuters that Thailand paid for 47 vehicles and the US would supply 23 free in this year’s purchase, while 50 more will be bought next year. The US will also help the Thai army in the maintenance of the vehicles.