Media that China defeated Germany 206A submarines have been 039 orders for Thailand
data for: the German navy fitted out in the 206A-type conventional submarines data for: PLA Improved 039 submarines
world arms trade, according to Russian and Analysis Center Web site reported on March 24, The Thai government has decided to Germany to buy two secondhand 206A diesel-electric submarines. According to information from the Thai government sources, the purchase of two submarines $ 220 million needed has not yet been allocated, but the money will be included in the 2012 defense budget.
Taihai military, a senior official confirmed that the German navy at the end of 2010, the delegation had visited Bangkok to discuss the sale of the possibility of conventionally powered submarines decommissioned. He pointed out that Thailand Fangdui De countries submarine greater satisfaction. Earlier, South Korea and China were also selling to the Thai side had its own submarine (respectively 209 and 039). In addition, the Thai Navy worked with Sweden on the purchase of “Gotland” class submarines conducted negotiations.
Thai government had submitted before the Navy had a submarine procurement plan, as the country’s armed forces for 10 years an important part of the reform program.
Thai Navy submarine headquarters on the desire for more than 10 years, but due to lack of necessary funds, related procurement plan has not been implemented. Analysts pointed out that the military led to the decision to purchase submarines Taihai the main reason other countries of the region’s growing submarine force.
Germany in early June 2010 the Navy announced the abolition of six 206A-class conventional submarines, in order to save costs. Initially planned in Germany between 2011-2015 out of the submarine, but September 2010 came news that two good technical condition of the submarine will be sold – would not only save money, but also for the Tak military band to the additional budget.
be noted that in preparation for the sale of two submarines to Thailand, the state of the Navy are very good, which one had also participated in the spring of 2010, NATO in the Mediterranean waters at the “enterprising” action.
206A-class conventional submarine captain 48.6 m, width 4.7 m boat, draft of 4.3 meters, a displacement of 520 tons (submerged), speed 17 (water), equipped with two diesel engines, main armament including eight 533 mm torpedo tubes (prepared 16 DM2A3 torpedoes or 40 mines). (Compass)