Admiral Khamthorn Pumhiran - Royal Thai Navy

With regard to the force structure, the navy needs to delay many of its planned equipment procurement programs as outlined in the Royal Thai Navy Enhancement and Development Plan. The navy is now becoming more self-reliant in research and development, such as with the indigenous construction of patrol craft 991 to 994 and offshore patrol vessels. In addition, specifications for new equipment, while directed toward current mission accomplishment and mutual international cooperation, must include multifunction and future upgrade capabilities.

The Royal Thai Navy must review its roles and strategies as an operational guide for efficient implementation of its resources while operating on a shoestring budget. Maintenance of a properly sized, tailored, and efficient force structure, both at regional and national levels, is essential to achieving and sustaining effective maritime security now and in the future.

 

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