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Protest against plan to rent out historic air base for growing sugarcane

By Thai Newsroom Reporters VILLAGERS IN NAKHU district of Kalasin today (Sept. 18) gathered in protest of the air force’s plan to turn a parcel of land in the premises of a Free Thai Movement air base into a sugarcane plantation. The local villagers of Nakhu and nearby districts of the northeastern province peacefully demonstrated […]

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China sending fighter jets to Thailand for joint exercise

  By AP and published by CBC THE Chinese air force is sending fighter jets and bombers to Thailand for a joint exercise with the Thai military today, August 14, 2022. The training will include air support, strikes on ground targets and small- and large-scale troop deployment, the Chinese Defence Ministry said in a statement […]

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House budget committee okays planned purchase of 2 F-35A fighters

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE today (August 3) approved the air force’s planned purchase of a couple of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters beginning with a down payment in the upcoming fiscal 2023. The House budget committee members voted 45:22 to endorse the planned purchase of the first batch of […]

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Air Force repeats calls for procurement of F-35A fighters

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE THAI AIR FORCE has repeatedly called for the planned purchase of a squadron of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters to get on par with others deployed by neighbouring countries. Air force spokesman AM Prapat Sonjaidee insisted again today (July 31) that a dozen F-35A Lightning II stealth […]

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US air force team to evaluate preparations for deployment of F-35 fighters

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE team will visit Thailand later this year to evaluate the Thai air force’s preparations for future deployment of US-made F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters, an air force source said today (June 6). Though the Thai air force’s debatable plan to procure a startup couple of […]

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Air force to arm F-35 fighters with its own weapon systems

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE THAI AIR FORCE will manage to install its own weapon systems aboard US-made F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters which will be procured in the future, according to air force chief-of-staff ACM Panpakdee Pattanakul. The air force chief-of-staff has confirmed that the air force currently has airborne weapon systems at […]

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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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Silpakorn varsity president persuaded to resign over air hostess photos

THE President of Silpakorn University who was heavily criticised for sharing photos of air hostesses of various airlines as they worked on his personal Facebook page resigned today (May 2) after being persuaded to do so, Matichon newspaper said. Informed sources said Asst. Prof. Chaicharn Thavaravej, this university’s president, was urged to step down before […]

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Silpakorn varsity president gets flak for posting photos of air hostesses

  THE PRESIDENT of Silpakorn University said he will be more careful in future after one of a few photos he took of air hostesses with an accompanying message drew strong criticism on social media today (Apr. 27), Matichon newspaper said. Mr. Chaicharn Thavaravej, Silpakorn University’s president, admitted that he was the one who took […]

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PM2.5 dust level soars in Bangkok and many parts of the country

  THE Natural Resources and Environment Ministry issued a warning at noon today (Apr. 10) that dangerous particles in the air known as PM 2.5 has risen across Bangkok and and its vicinities as well as many other areas of this country with the capital logging 50-92 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m³), Matichon newspaper said. […]

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