Royal Thai Army Receives More Stryker M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV)
The Royal Thai Military has acquired a supply 10 US-made Stryker M1126 Infantry Service Automobiles (ICVs), which arrived just lately at Laem Chabang port in Chon Buri. The autos, purchased from the US Protection Safety Cooperation Company, price about 900 million baht. The BangkokPost reported that the Royal Thai Military now has 130 of them. The military bought Stryker carriers in three batches- of 70, 50 and 10 – within the 2019, 2020 and 2021 fiscal years respectively. The full funds for the autos is about 9.1 billion baht. The procurement additionally consists of spare components, instruments and testing tools, together with coaching and upkeep assist. The ten autos have been taken to the Ordnance Division in Saraburi over the weekend for inspection earlier than being delivered to the eleventh Infantry Division in Chachoengsao province.
In Could 2019 Royal Thai Military ordered 37 refurbished M1126 Infantry Service Automobiles from U.S. Military and can be to obtain 23 extra M1126 autos. Round 60 Strykers have been delivered to Bangkok by way of C-17s with an possibility for 30 extra Strykers without spending a dime. In the meantime, the primary group of 30 Thai troopers to be assigned to the Stryker firm — together with drivers, mechanics and technicians has been despatched for coaching within the US. The US has additionally offered mechanics and technicians to help within the restore and upkeep of the Stryker M1126 Infantry Service Automobiles. The autos have been bought below the Thai Defence Council’s coverage to modernise the eleventh Infantry Division and the Royal Thai Military.
The Stryker is a household of eight-wheeled armored preventing autos derived from the Canadian LAV III. Stryker autos are produced by Normal Dynamics Land Methods-Canada (GDLS-C) for the US Military in a plant in London, Ontario. It has four-wheel drive (8×4) and could be switched to all-wheel drive (8×8). The Stryker was conceived as a household of autos forming the spine of a brand new medium-weight brigade fight group (BCT) that was to strike a steadiness between heavy armor and infantry. The service launched the Interim Armored Automobile competitors, and in 2000, the service chosen the LAV III proposed by GDLS and Normal Motors Protection. The service named this household of autos the “Stryker”.
The M1126 Infantry Service Automobile (ICV) is an armored personnel service and a part of the Stryker household of autos utilized by the US Military and Royal Thai Military. The essential armored personnel service model, which supplies protected transport for two crew and a 9-man infantry squad, and may assist dismounted infantry. It weighs 19 tons; communications embrace textual content and a map community between autos. On paved roads the car can attain speeds of 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) with no governor and 35 miles per hour (56 km/h) with a governor.The M1126 ICV has a Protector distant weapon station with a common mushy mount cradle, which might mount both a .50 caliber M2 Browning machine gun, a 40mm MK19 grenade launcher or a 7.62×51mm NATO M240 machine gun. Additionally it is armed with 4 M6 smoke grenade launchers.
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