The EDA programme was set up to sell off excess military items to other countries, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency website.
In addition to five new F-16 fighter jet engines which have been offered for sale to the Royal Thai Air Force, the US has also offered to sell 1,150 Humvee military vehicles to the army that were previously deployed in Iraq.
has also offered three new Black Hawk helicopters to the army with a price tag
of 1.3 billion baht each, the source said. US
The navy will be offered two second-hand Perry Class frigates - general purpose warships designed back in the mid-1970s with a displacement of 4,100 tonnes."All of these items will be sold at very special, cheap prices," the source said.
"The discussion did not go into details. The offer is amicable."
The offer follows talks in
last week between permanent
secretary for defence Gen Thanongsak Apirakyothin and US defence assistant
secretary Marc Lippert. Washington
Defence minister Sukumpol Suwanatat and armed forces chiefs are due to meet
secretary Leon Panetta next month during his visit. Thailand