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    Thailand shows interest to purchase Ukrainian BTR-4MV1 8x8 armored...

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    The Naval forces of Thailand have showed interest to acquire the Ukrainian-made BTR-MV1, a new generation of 8x8 armored vehicle designed in accordance to NATO standards based on the BTR-4 Ukrainian-made 8x8 armored.

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    The new BTR-4MV1 is based on the BTR-4, Ukrainian-made 8x8 wheeled armored personnel carrier but with many new improvements in terms of protection and internal layout.

    The BTR-4MV1 is developed and designed by the Ukrainian Defense Company “Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau”, the vehicle was introduced for the first time in Ukraine during the international exhibition Arms and Security, in October 2017.

    One of the most important new features of the BTR-4MV1 is the use of modular multilayer armor that can be adapted according to combat mission’s requirements.

    The front of the hull has been completely redesigned compared to the original version of the BTR-4 to enhance the armor protection. The rear of the hull is equipped with a hydraulic ramp used by the infantrymen to leave and enter in the vehicle. The upgraded armor would offer a 12-15 percent improvement in term of protection for the crew and infantrymen over the original BTR-4 armored vehicle.

    The BTR-4MV1 showed during Arms and Security defense exhibition was fitted with a the BM-7 Parus weapon station which is armed one 30mm automatic cannon, one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and tow anti-tank guided missile launchers mounted on the right side of the turret.

    The BTR-4MV1 is motorized with a 450hp Deutz engine coupled to Allison transmission. It can run at a maximum road speed of 110 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 600 km. It has a crew of three including driver, commander and gunner and the rear part of the hull can accommodate 7 infantrymen.

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    while now
    Indo Defence 2018: Indonesia’s Su-35 procurement faces CAATSA hurdle
    ... and the rest is behind paywall at Jane's https://www.janes.com/article/84427...nesia-s-su-35-procurement-faces-caatsa-hurdle

    (by the way noticed as it's like News Of The Hour at gazeta.ru right now: https://www.gazeta.ru/army/news/2018/11/09/12269911.shtml)
     
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    didn't know
    Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace deal https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...commanders-become-officials-under-peace-deal/
     
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    The prior experience with, and ongoing spectre of, US sanctions is precisely why Indonesia needs Russian (or at least non-American) hardware. The US is attempting to bind Indonesia into a vassal-like relationship, the question is whether Indonesia has the pride and will to resist and assert its independence.
     
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    Correct. The news that they will buy F-16s smells like bullshit to me. Several years back Indonesia had to cancel a western fighter purchase because of US sanctions. Because of that they purchased the Su-30MK2. So I do not think they will abandon the Su-35 purchase because of US pressure. Especially after they got the barter deal which is not something which the USA can easily block.
     
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    thought it'd be too much to link the CGTN story in the F-35 Thread LOL so
    Is Singapore's purchase of F-35s targeted at China? https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d674d32556a4d33457a6333566d54/index.html
     
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    The analysis is correct Singapore does not have any territorial issue with China. Singapore has an active and independent defense policy resulting from traumatic separation with Malaysia and the myriad on going dispute
    ranging from water agreement to petra branca islet
    And Singapore still nurture traumatic experience with Indonesian konfrontasi of 1960's
    If anything Singapore robust defense policy is ward off any potential problem with the not so friendly neighbor.
    Singapore see themselves as Island of reason and progress in the mid of rising Islamic fundamentalis in the neighboring countries

    So the western spin is all wrong She maintain close defense relation with US simply because the historical context as she was weak in 60's and need the US protection against the possible conflict with neighbors
     
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    Good comments Hendrik_2000. As for the 1960s, Malaysia had problems with Indonesia when hostilities were declared against the formation of the Malaysian Federation in Sept 1963, and Singapore was part of Malaysia at that time. The British had a defence treaty with the former Malaya (1957 - I think). This was continued when Malaysia was formed; and the British & Commonwealth Forces (Australia & NZ) defended Malaysia (including State of Singapore) during this "Konfrontasi" period. No US forces/troops were involved in the hostilities, as the Americans were busy with their Vietnam War. We are now at Peace with Indonesia & Malaysia, and where our northern neighbour is concerned, there are/will be occasional squabbles like "quarrelling between 2 ASEAN brothers". The Singapore Defence Minister announced the purchase of F35 from the US. The SAF also purchased weapons/armaments from various countries including reportedly Submarines from Sweden recently. I believe they will continue to purchase weapon systems from selected countries like France etc., as well as manufacture their own equipment & littoral warships. BTW, all these info are readily available in the internet & other overt sources. As a Consultant I firmly believe that we should continue to have friends in China, US and in ASEAN & globally for trade & investments. Singapore however being a small country have to be prepared for potential bullies, & importantly now with the serious ISIS threats that can "flow" thru' neighbouring countries. I believe we have good cooperation with Malaysia, Indonesia & Philippines regarding the extremist ISIS threats.
     
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    Malaysia issued RFI ( Request For information) to five manufacturers:

    Malaysian air force had sought information to procure 18 fighter jets with an option for 18 more and issued RFI ( Request For information) to five manufacturers including;

    1. Russian Yak-130
    2. PAC/CAC JF-17
    3. KAI T-50
    4. Aermacchi MB-339
    5. Tejas
     
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    Meh. You can scratch the Tejas out of that list. I also doubt the KAI T-50 will happen unless they replace the Israeli electronics in it.

    The choice between the other fighters in the list depends on a lot of things. Politics, mission profile, etc. The JF-17 is simply more combat capable than the others which are souped up trainers. But the others are twin-engine. In a nation like Malaysia with large coasts and jungle to patrol that may prove significant.
    This is a country which purchased the twin-engine F/A-18 Hornet instead of the single-engine F-16 for example. I mean just look at their air force. Not a single engine on sight.

    Different from Pakistani requirements which are about overland defense against a more numerous opponent. In this case a cheap and effective single engine fighter is paramount.

    I am surprised they did not ask for a quote on the L-15 tough. Issues with purchases from the Chinese?
     
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