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Sutin Klungsang, the Minister of Defence, along with other related agencies, embarked on a trip to China on Thursday to discuss with the Chinese private sectors and other concerned agencies regarding the anticipated acquisition of a submarine for Thailand. The meetings were held to assess whether the procurement process should proceed or be abandoned and … …

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A submarine may be one of the absolute dumbest ideas that any Thai military force has requested.

The seas around the country are generally so shallow that the advantages of a submarine; stealth at depth, tracking or stalking without being seen, would disappear.  It would most likely be able to be seen by a YouTuber with a cheap camera drone, let alone an adversary with more sophisticated equipment.

This is simply a case of "others have one, and I need to show big my D is by getting one, too".

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Absolutely Ridiculous !  What possible use would the Thai Navy have with a submarine ? A half dozen 50 foot patrol boats would certainly be more useful, particularly to monitor fishing rights, curb smuggling, and deter illegal immigration by sea.

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