May 17, 2014
Thailand to Receive First UH-72A in April 2015
Thailand requested six UH-72As through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process in 2013. The contract would be the first international sale of the aircraft, a variant of the EC145 civil helicopter.
Thailand is recapitalising its rotary wing fleet. In February 2011 it acquired three Mil Mi-17V-5, with three further helicopters ordered. In October 2012 the Thai Army signed a contract for two AgustaWestland AW139s for transport and utility missions with delivery set for this year.
In August 2009 the U.S. Defense Security Co-operation Agency announced an FMS of three UH-60L aircraft, while in March 2010 the Thai government approved a proposal to purchase three UH-60Ms. In October 2011, the Thai Cabinet approved a plan to procure two further Black Hawks.