The Royal Thai Navy buying 7 Israeli-made Hermes 900 drones

Hermes 900 UAV

The Royal Thai Navy will sign an agreement worth more than 4 billion baht to procure seven Israeli-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Navy spokesman, Vice Admiral Pokkrong Monthatphalin, announced that the Navy has selected seven Hermes 900 drones from Israel-based international defense electronics company Elbit Systems.

The company offered an extra-tariff price of $120 million, or about 4 billion baht.

The contract signing will take place at the Bang Chang Naval Air Base in Rayong. The procurement contract will be drafted by a committee and then submitted to Supreme Commander Adm Somprasong Nilsamai.

The Navy, Elbit Systems Ltd., and the National Anti-Corruption Commission will be the three signatories to the procurement contract, Lt. Gen. Poqueron said.