Thailand has ordered an additional 10 Chinese-made Main Battle Tank 3000 (VT-4), which will replace older US-made vehicles.

Thailand has stepped up its growing arms trade with China by ordering more Chinese-made Main Battle Tank 3000s (VT-4).

The 10 additional VT-4s made by China’s Norinco will reportedly cost US$58 million. Thailand has already ordered 28 of the Chinese armored vehicles which will replace aging US-made M41 tanks operated by the Thai Army.

The Thai military ordered three Type 039 Yuan-class diesel-electric attack submarines and a batch of infantry fighting vehicles last year.

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