Royal Thai Air Force

Thai F-16A ADF Fighting Falcon written-off in crash

A Lockheed Martin F-16A-15 ADF Fighting Falcon belonging to the Royal Thai Air Force was written-off after it crashed in the Chatturat district of Thailand’s Chaiyaphum province at approximately 1340hrs (local time) on March 8

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Achieving Superiority: Modernising the Royal Thai Air Force

The modernisation of the Royal Thai Air Force remains in full swing, but the country’s budgetary crisis – a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – continues to hinder the air arm’s fleet renewal effort, as we explain

New Thai T-6TH Texan II fleet nears production completion

TEXTRON AVIATION Defense announced on November 18 that the fleet of 12 Beechcraft T-6TH Texan IIs ordered for the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) is nearing manufacturing completion and surpassing technical inspection milestones ahead of schedule at its Wichita, Kansas, facilities.

Royal Thai Air Force F-5THF Super Tigris lost in crash

A Royal Thai Air Force F-5THF Super Tigris crashed at 1100hrs local time on December 3 while performing a four-ship training flight over the Chandy Range in Lopburi

Thailand becomes international launch customer for AT-6 Wolverine

Textron Aviation Defense announced on November 14, the first day of the Dubai Air Show, that it has signed up the Royal Thai Air Force RTAF) as the international launch customer for the Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine.

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T-50 Golden Eagle orders boost for KAI

A further two KAI T-50TH Golden Eagle lead-in fighter trainers are being purchased to boost the Royal Thai Air Force fleet, bringing the in-service total of the type to 14 aircraft

Thailand retires L-39ZA/ART Albatros fleet

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has finally retired its long-serving Aero Vodochody L-39ZA/ART Albatros training/close air support (CAS) aircraft

Thailand shows off Gripen fleet in elephant walk

The Royal Thai Air Force’s 7 Wing released pictures on November 11 of its resident Saab JAS-39C/D Gripen multi-role fighters conducting an elephant walk at Surat Thani air base in southern Thailand

Textron to deliver 12 T-6C Texan IIs to Thailand

Textron Aviation Defense announced on September 28 that it will supply 12 Beechcraft T-6C Texan II training aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), with deliveries scheduled to begin in late 2022

Royal Thai Air Force orders H135s

Airbus Helicopters has announced that the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has placed an order for six H135s for use as military training helicopters under its pilot training enhancement programme.