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  Khorat Air Base  / Live Firing Exercise at Chaibadan
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Chakrit Samithinan

 
  RTAF Khorat Chandy Range
 

RTAF Saab Gripen of 701 Sqn  (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

RTAF Airbus A-320 602 Sqn  (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Shenyang J-11 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

From 12-30 November 2015 the RTAF and the PLAAF held the air exercise, "Falcon Strike" at the Royal Thai Air Force Base's Wing 1, in Nakhon Ratchasima (aka Khorat). Altogether 180 Chinese officers and pilots, led by senior air force men at the level of deputy chief-of-staff, had participated in the event, which will coincide with the 40th anniversary of Thai-Chinese diplomatic ties in 2015.

China sent six SU-27 or Shenyang J-11 aircraft to this first air exercise. For the Air Show of the 25 and 26 November the Chengdu J-10 "Vigorous Dragon" multirole fighter from the 1st August or 81st Aerobatics demonstration team of the People's Liberation Army Air Force was also shown.

 

Vom 12-30 November 2015 haben die RTAF und die PLAAF hielt die Luftwaffenübung "Falcon Strike" auf der Royal Thai Air Force Base Wing 1, in Nakhon Ratchasima (auch bekannt als Khorat) abgehalten. Insgesamt 180 chinesische Offiziere und Piloten, die von einem Offizier auf der Ebene eines stellvertretenden Chef des Stabes geführt wurden, haben an der Veranstaltung, die mit dem 40. Jahrestag der thai-chinesischen diplomatischen Beziehungen im Jahr 2015 zusammenfallen, teilgenommen.
China schickte sechs SU-27 oder Shenyang J-11 Flugzeuge an diese erste Luftwaffenübung. Für die Air Show des 25. und 26. November wurde auch das Chengdu J-10 "Kräftiger Drachen" Mehrzweck-kampfflugzeug des 1. August oder 81. Kunstflug Demonstrationsteam der Volksbefreiungsarmee Air Force gezeigt.

Royal Thai Air Force

 

RTAF Saab Gripen of 701 Sqn  (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

RTAF Saab Gripen of 701 Sqn  (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

RTAF Saab Gripen of 701 Sqn  (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

RTAF Saab Gripen of 701 Sqn  (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

 
RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 103 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 103 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 103 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 103 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 
 
RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 103 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 103 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 103 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 103 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 

1st August or 81st Aerobatics Team

 

PLAAF 81st Aerobatics Team (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

 

PLAAF 81st Aerobatics Team (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

 

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

 

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

 

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

 

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

 

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

PLAAF Chengdu J-10 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)

Live Firing Exercise

On 22nd December 2015, the Commander -in-Chief  of the RTAF, Air Chief Marshal Treetod Sonjance presided over the opening of the yearly air power demonstration and competition among the various air wings of the RTAF. This year, the event was held at the Chandy firing range near Chaibadan which is situated in Lopburi Province. The objective of such competitions is to hone the skills of the participants, be it in live firing of weapons by fighter planes (which included firing board cannons, rockets and dropping live bombs), air reconnaissance and air photography, search and rescue operations, cargo air drops, transport missions and parachute exercises. The results of these competitions will be used to draw up plans to further develop and improve the efficiency of the personnel involved.
This year's demonstration was also a platform to show off the new Eurocopter EC-725 helicopters which only recently joined the RTAF at 203 Squadron in Lopburi Province and is used among other tasks for search and rescue missions on land and on water. These new helicopters will eventually replace the ageing Bell UH-1H Huey helicopters.
Am 22. Dezember 2015 fand unter dem Vorsitz des Commander-in-Chef der RTAF Luftmarschall Treetod Sonjance die Eröffnung der jährlichen Luftmacht-demonstration und der Wettbewerb der verschie-denen Geschwader der RTAF statt. In diesem Jahr wurde die Veranstaltung auf dem Chandy Schießplatz in der Nähe Chaibadan in der Provinz Lopburi abgehalten. Das Ziel eines solchen Wettbewerbes ist es, die Fähigkeiten der Teilnehmer beim scharfen Schuss (Bordgeschütze, Raketen und der Abwurf von Bomben) aus Kampfflugzeugen zu demonstrieren, wie auch Luftaufklärung und Luftfotografie, Such- und Rettungsoperationen, Absetzen von Fracht, Transport-Einsätze und Fallschirm-Übungen.
Die diesjährige Demonstration war auch eine Plattform die neuen Eurocopter EC-725 Hubschrauber zu zeigen, die erst vor kurzem von der 203 Squadron in der Provinz Lopburi betrieben werden und neben anderen Aufgaben für Such- und Rettungseinsätze an Land und auf dem Wasser verwendet werden. Diese neue Hubschrauber werden die veralteten Bell UH-1H Huey Hubschrauber ersetzen.
 
Chandy Range (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  Chandy Range (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  Chandy Range (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  Chandy Range (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 
 
Chandy Range (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF Eurocopter EC-725 (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 102 & 103 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 
 
RTAF Lockheed C-130H Hercules 601 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  Chandy Range (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF Dornier Alpha Jet of the 231 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF Dornier Alpha Jet of the 231 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 
   
  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 403 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 403 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 403 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  Chandy Range (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)   
   
  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 403 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 403 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  RTAF General Dynamics F-16A Falcon of the 403 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)  Chandy Range (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan)   
 

RTAF Aero L-39ZA Albatross of the 401 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 

RTAF Aero L-39ZA Albatross of the 401 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 

RTAF Aero L-39ZA Albatross of the 401 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 

Chandy Range (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 

 

RTAF Aero L-39ZA Albatross of the 401 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 

RTAF Aero L-39ZA Albatross of the 401 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 

RTAF Aero L-39ZA Albatross of the 401 Sqn. (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 

Chandy Range (Picture courtesy Chakrit Samithinan) 

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Written 25. December 2015

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