The Thai government is preparing a contract to purchase an additional batch of BTR-3E1 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for the Royal Thai Army.
Interfax-Ukraine has quoated Royal Thai Armed Force ordnance department director-general Ekachai Watcharaprateep as saying that the army has plans for an additional 121 APCs, valued at $170m.
A spokesman for state-owned company Ukrspecexport also said: “A relevant contract is expected to be signed by the end of June 2011. The contract’s details are currently being agreed.”
The vehicle is fitted with the Shturm combat module, consisting of a 30mm gun, a machinegun, a rocket launcher and the Bars missile interceptor.
Ukraine has already delivered 14 BTR-3E1s, two maintenance vehicles, three simulators and ammunition under a contract signed between the two nations in 2006.