The BangkokPost reported {that a} fleet of 15 regionally made mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) automobiles was handed over to Bhutan. The automobiles will reportedly be used underneath the United Nations Multidimensional Built-in Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) at Central African Republic and elsewhere around the globe. Chaichan Changmongkol, deputy minister of defence, presided over the handing over of 15 First Win 4×4 automobiles made by Chaiseri Steel & Rubber Co to the Bhutanese authorities throughout a ceremony on the everlasting secretary for defence’s workplace in Nonthaburi. Kinzang Dorji, ambassador of Bhutan, was additionally current on the ceremony.

In the course of the ceremony, Gen Chaichan stated Thailand and Bhutan have maintained good relations, including the handover of the regionally made automobiles implies that Thailand may also be concerned within the UN mission. He stated the federal government has a coverage to develop the native defence trade to realize self-reliance on this sector and export regionally made army tools. The Bhutanese authorities determined to purchase the armoured automobiles from the corporate as a result of it was assured within the high quality of the merchandise and the corporate’s capabilities, including they arrive with an inexpensive price ticket. The 15 mine-resistant ambush protected automobiles value 225 million baht in complete or about 15 million baht every.


Chaiseri First Win Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)

First Win is a MRAP automobile with an all-welded metal monocoque V-hull that gives excessive degree safety towards quite a lot of battlefield threats, together with mines and improvised explosive units. Gross automobile weight is about 9 tonnes and it could carry as much as 10 troops plus driver. The Royal Thai Armed Forces introduced a primary batch order of First Wins in 2014. Chaiseri hopes to export the First Win to international prospects. 20 in service with Malaysian Military from 200 deliberate. The remaining automobiles will probably be produced underneath licence by Malaysia with designation of the automobile was AV4 Lipanbara. Unknown quantity in service with Indonesian Military, first unveiled at Indonesian Military Anniversary 2019.

The First Win is powered by a Cummins diesel engine (300HP within the authentic configuration, 250HP within the E model) coupled with an Allison 3000 SP automated transmission (Allison 2500 SP within the E model., offering most highway pace of as much as 100 km/h. The automobile comes commonplace with powered steering, impartial suspensions and run-flat tyres. Ballistic safety is as much as STANAG 4569 Degree 2 and mine safety to Degree 3B underneath the hull centre and Degree 4A underneath any station. A 7.62mm or .50 machine gun could be mounted on the roof, whereas firing ports permit use of small arms from inside. Distant Weapon System will also be put in upon requirement.