Thailand buys more Chinese tanks
The 10 VT-4s are in addition to 28 already purchased
Thailand has stepped up its growing arms trade with China by ordering more Chinese-made Main Battle Tank 3000s (VT-4).
The 10 additional VT-4s made by China’s Norinco will reportedly cost US$58 million. Thailand has already ordered 28 of the Chinese armored vehicles which will replace aging US-made M41 tanks operated by the Thai Army.
The Thai military ordered three Type 039 Yuan-class diesel-electric attack submarines and a batch of infantry fighting vehicles last year.