Arturius and DTI sign MOA to build Counter Threat COE in Thailand

17 October 2018 (Last Updated October 17th, 2018 10:13)

UK security and defence company Arturius is set to build a Counter Threat Centre of Excellence (COE) in Thailand to analyse any threats that the country faces.

Arturius and DTI sign MOA to build Counter Threat COE in Thailand
Officials at the MoU signing. Credit: Press Release.

UK security and defence company Arturius is set to build a Counter Threat Centre of Excellence (COE) in Thailand to analyse any threats that the country faces.

The company has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Thai Government organisation Defence Technology Institute (DTI) and local representative GCS Group Corporation Company.

Under the agreement, Arturius will work in close collaboration with DTI to evaluate and assess the threat landscape faced in Thailand, in addition to developing policy and doctrine and evaluating the optimal training and technology needs.

Arturius International CEO Stuart Ball said: “The COE will play an extremely important role in creating capability and devising responses to dynamic and evolving threats faced by Thailand and its neighbours.

“The Counter Threat COE will help conduct research and development into emerging counter threat technologies by closely working with military partners and academic institutions.”

“We are honoured to work with the DTI and cannot wait for Arturius to demonstrate the world-leading experience, knowledge and technology we can deploy to enhance the safety and security of Thailand and its people.”

The new facility will bring together counter-terror, counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) and counter unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) facilities to develop understanding and resistance strategies across all defence and law enforcement branches.

The Counter Threat COE will help conduct research and development into emerging counter threat technologies by closely working with military partners and academic institutions.

It will provide advanced training and equipment instruction to Thai security personnel.

Operating as a primary hub, the Counter Threat COE will support the development and implementation of new policies, concepts, strategies and doctrines to promote counter threat adaptation and operations.