Thai's BTR-3E1 (photo : TAF)
This is the first picture of Thai’s BTR-3E1, pictures are taken from the quarterly magazine of the Royal Thai Army. In this picture seen the inspection visit and test of the armored vehicle in Ukraine.The Army has selected 96 units the 8x8 wheels armored vehicle BTR-3E1 from the Ukraine in the project of providing a new vehicle armor tires of Royal Thai Army. Which has signed in contract in mid 2008 a supply of primary vehicle armor is expected to be ready to deliver in the year. But on issues of supplies that can not provide the same engine (since the manufacturer refused to sell to) the project must be delayed to the news that the Army had decided to replace with the US MTU engine series 6R106 TD 21 as an engine for the original engine of the German Deutz. After the engine has changed to provide generation MTU 6R106 TD 21, The Ukraine is responsible for the cost of installing a new engine.
The Army is expected to be received the BTR-3E1 in this year and in under the same provision increase of approximately 132 vehicles that the Army needs new wheeled armored for Armor Battalion of the 3rd.