14 Maret 2017

Thailand Launches 10-year Military Modernisation Programme

14 Maret 2017

Thailand to increase defence spending from the existing 1.4% of GDP to 2% of GDP by the end of the decade (image : wiki)

Thailand's government has launched a 10-year military development programme through which it intends to address some of its major challenges, including ongoing insurgency in the south.

The 'Modernisation Plan: Vision 2026', which was announced by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 27 February, contains three objectives: to improve the preparation of the Thai military, to enhance capabilities, and to modernise related structures.

The modernisation plan does not provide a specific list of required military assets or capabilities but does provide an outline for Thailand to increase defence spending from the existing 1.4% of GDP to 2% of GDP by the end of the decade, officials confirmed to Jane's. (Jane's)

Modern military plan gets nod 

The Defence Council has approved a 10-year modernisation plan for the armed forces, designed to boost their ability to deal with any potential threats facing the country. 

The "Modernisation Plan: Vision 2026" was given the green light at yesterday's council meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, according to Defence Ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantrawanit. The blueprint, produced in tandem with the military reform policy, looks to improve the armed forces' readiness and armament capability to fend off threats to the country over the next 10 years.   

Maj Gen Kongcheep said the plan took into consideration security factors and weapons needed by the armed forces to match risk assessments.

It has been drawn up in conjunction with other major master plans, including the national strategic defence plan spanning the next 20 years. 

This plan looks at revamping the Defence Ministry's management and organisational structure as well as industries related to national defence.

Maj Gen Kongcheep said the modernisation policy over the next 10 years prescribes how the forces can manage to operate during two scenarios -- in case military spending increases in tandem with the country's growing gross domestic product, or in case of a tight budget. 

The military has a clear idea on how it can operate to the highest ability with a limited amount of funding, he said.  (Bangkok Post)

5 komentar:

  1. Yang diujung pesawat apa ya?

    Seperti erieye tapi gak ada radar baloknya...

  2. Thailand mau spending 2% dari GDP ? Itu sesuai dengan standar NATO ,tapi faktanya anggota nato di eropa malah menurunkannya sekalipun di desak AS untuk mencapai target itu ,mereka tak peduli .
    Sebaliknya di Asia pasifik negara-negara ini malah meningkatkan belanja militernya secara drastis .Sebut saja Vietnam ,myanmar ,philippine,australia,Thailand. Seakan mau menghadapi perang saja .

    1. Soalnya di wilayah kita ada yang seakan mau melakukan "teretorial expansion". Hal yang tidak terjadi pada sebagian besar anggota NATO. Border jelas dan biaya pertahanan ditanggung bersama.

  3. Untuk NATO ancaman dari Rusia