U.S. plans to sell Black Hawk helicopters to Thailand

Peace and Freedom

Reuters

The United States plans to sell four Black Hawk helicopters to Thailand after initially suspending their sale following a 2014 military coup.

“The United States government has approved our purchase order for the four helicopters,” army chief General Chalermchai Sitthisart told reporters on Thursday, adding that the army already had 12 Black Hawk helicopters.

“The matter will now be forwarded to Congress for approval,” he said.

The U.S. embassy in Bangkok confirmed the plan to sell the four helicopters, adding that Thailand and the United States had a “long-standing security relationship”.

Thailand’s military, which has a long history of…

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