Why Thailand Army Choose Oplot as Their MBT ?

It is very interesting to make evaluation out MBT procurement in South East Asia Country. Everyone know that Malaysian Army choose PT91 from Poland as their MBT, and Singapore prefer Leopard MBT . Thailand, from latest news choose Oplot as their MBT. Oplot MBT s derivate from T80 by Ukraine . Before Thailand decided to buy Oplot,Thailand bought BTR from same country. I think BTR purchasing before deeply influencing Oplot purchasing. Its clear that Thailand army satisfy with Ukriane product.

SOSNA-R SAM Equipped Gepard class fregat for vietname navy

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Recent days, Vietnam navy will eceive brandnews warshipfrom russia. This procurement is part of vietname navy plan to modernize their naval power. Gepard class maybe the newest frigate that build by russian dockyard.
This frigate equipped with latest naval technology from russian, including the SOSNA-R. The Sosna-R is a laser-guided supersonic surface-to-air missile (SAM) designed to engage aircraft, guided aerial bombs and cruise missiles at ranges between 1,300 and 8,000 meters at altitudes of up to 3,500 meters. The highly maneuverable Sosna-R missile can withstand lateral load factors of 52g and engage airborne targets flying at altitudes above two meters. With a top speed of approx. Mach 4, the missile travels 5/8 kilometers in just 6/11.5 seconds respectively. The Palma ship-based air defense system is equipped with eight Sosna-R missiles.


Performance: Max Range 8,000 m (26,247 ft), Min Range 1,300 m (4,265 ft), Target's Max Altitude 3,500 m (11,483 ft), Target's Min Altitude 2 m (7 ft), Top Speed 1,200 mps (Mach 3.61)

G Loads: Max Maneuvering Load Factor 52 g

src (on SOSNA) =http://www.deagel.com/Surface-to-Air-Missiles/Sosna-R_a001903001.aspx