Daily Global Roundup: 24 January 2011

Thai Navy plans to buy submarines from Germany” by Saksith Saiyasombut

Thai Navy plans to buy submarines from Germany

The Bangkok Post reports

The Royal Thai Navy wants to buy two second-hand submarines at a cost of 6-7 billion baht [$195m – $228m].  […]

The specifications of the submarines have not been determined but the navy is expected to buy them from European suppliers, probably Germany.

The navy has stressed the need to acquire submarines because Thai sailors have little knowledge of submarine technology, which is constantly upgraded.

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