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​Royal Thai Air Force Gripens flew at the ASEAN International Fleet Review 2017. The ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) International Fleet Review, hosted by the Royal Thai Navy, was held in Pattaya City, Thailand last month.

This year, the participating navies celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN.


Last week, Saab showcased groundbreaking products, services and solutions – including Gripen, at the Defense & Security 2017 in Thailand. Saab's Rob Hewson talked about the complete networked air defence solutions that the company has delivered to Thailand.

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Technology leads the way.

Operating in challenging conditions, we are proud that the Royal Thai Air Force, has chosen Gripen to defend their nation and satisfy their high technical demands.

Photo: Katsuhiko Takanaga

At LIMA 2017, an RTAF Gripen Fighter performed aerial displays for the audience. Here are a few images chronicling the performance.

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Getting ready for the flight
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Engineers getting the aircraft ready for the display
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The Malaysian Defence Minister with the RTAF Gripen display team

Photo credit: Richard Cooper @COAPPhoto​​

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Ahead of the recent Paris Air Show, members of the Gripen User Group met up in Paris on 20 June to add Brazil as the newest member of the group.

The Gripen User Group is made up of representatives of countries that operate the Gripen fighter. Before Brazil, the last induction in the group was that of Thailand in 2010. The Gripen Users Group holds a bi-annual conference to share the participants’ experiences of flying the fighter. The Group shares information, and the discussions revolve around Gripen’s operational, maintenance, logistics, engineering and safety matters.

The User Group also conducts ‘Lion Effort’ - a tactical exercise aimed to improve interoperability between the Gripen operating countries. Hungary will host Lion Effort in 2018. 

Read the full story here​.

​Four new Royal Thai Air Force pilots have graduated now. These pilots are now qualified to fly Gripen fighters. Here are some images from the ceremony that was held to celebrate their achievement. 

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Image Courtesy: RTAF

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The Royal Thai Air Force and the Royal Thai Navy conducted a joint training exercise between 30 April and 10 May 2017 to improve interoperability between the two divisions.

The exercise was held at the upper gulf of Thailand’s coastline, the coastline of U Tapao International Airport and the training ground of the Royal Thai Navy in Ban Jan Klam district, Chantaburi province.

Among other things, the Royal Thai Air Force Gripen pilots were tasked with providing reconnaissance images to the Royal Thai Navy personnel. The marine operational support included targeting aerial targets in the ocean.

It has been two years that the Royal Thai Air Force and the Royal Thai Navy successfully linked data systems between a surveillance-early warning aircraft equipped with Erieye radar system and Gripen fighter and HMS Naresuan. The integrated radar signals help increase the tactical capacity of both military forces to coordinate operations with improved efficiency.

The observations made during the assessment of the exercise would help in improving the skills and proficiency of aerial and ground operation units of The Royal Thai Air Force and Royal Thai Navy in future.

Read the full story here.

Image Courtesy: RTAF

Video: Matichon tv

​Thai Naval Academy visited Wing 7 last week to study base operations. Here are some pictures from the visit.

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​An RTAF Gripen fighter performed aerial displays at LIMA 2017 between 21 and 24 March. 

​At LIMA 2017, an RTAF Gripen Fighter performed aerial displays for the audience. Here are a few images chronicling the performance.

RTAF LIMA17_1.jpg 
Getting ready for the flight
RTAF Lima17_2.jpg
Engineers getting the aircraft ready for the display
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The Malaysian Defence Minister with the RTAF Gripen display team

Photo credit: Richard Cooper @COAPPhoto​
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