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Thai F-16 fighters in recon mission along border with Myanmar

By Thai Newsroom Reporters A COUPLE OF the Thai air force’s F-16 Fighting Falcon jets are currently exercising a reconnaissance mission over Thai airspace in northwestern border areas following Myanmar’s airborne attacks on a Kachin rebel base in northernmost Myanmar. Air force spokesman VM Prapat Sonjaidee confirmed today (Oct. 27) the F-16 fighters from Wing

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Opposition bloc to hammer Air Force’s plan to purchase unarmed F-35 fighters 

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE AIR FORCE’S reported plan to purchase a startup batch of two F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters without weapon systems aboard will likely draw a stern disapproval at parliament, according to an opposition lawmaker.  Pheu Thai MP Yutthapong Charatsathian said today (May 29) it will be “ultimately unusual” for the

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Ex-fighter pilot concerned about planned purchase of F-35 stealth fighters

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A PHEU THAI MP today (Jan. 10) expressed caution over the Thai air force’s planned purchase of some US-made F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters, given top-priority government projects to be carried out first. Fighter pilot-turned-MP Anudit Nakorntap advised that the air force take into account the country’s top-priority economic and

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F-5 Super Tigris fighter’s crash-landing caused by stray big bird

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FRIDAY’S INCIDENT IN WHICH an Air Force F-5 TH Super Tigris fighter crash-landed with the lone pilot jettisoning to safety in Lopburi was evidently caused by a stray big bird hitting the aircraft mid-air, said Air Force spokesman AVM Prapat Sonjaidee today (Dec. 5). The unspecified, large-sized type of bird

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Air Force blasted for handing out disciplinary penalties to police-bashing officer

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVIST GROUP United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration yesterday (Aug. 18) posted online to condemn the military for allegedly standing in the way of democratic rule by delivering disciplinary penalties to an air force officer who has criticised police crackdowns on anti-Prayut street protesters. On its Facebook page, the

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