BANGKOK – Thailand’s Army Commander in Chief General Chalermchai Sittisart said on Wednesday that 28- VT4 battle tanks from China have been delivered to Thailand six months ahead of schedule because of early competition.
General Chalermchai gave no further deatials about hte delivery, however he did deny rumours that the tanks were older stock and had been in storage in China for quite some time.
He told The Nation that the early arrival would allow the Thai Army to utilise the vehicles faster than expected.
The tanks arrived at the naval port of Thung Prong on Monday.
They are the first batch of tanks purchased from China North Industries Corporation for Bt4.9 billion.