China proposes to donate two used submarines to Thai Navy after problems in purchase deal

The Royal Thai Navy is reportedly in talks with China about receiving two decommissioned military submarines. But apparently, the provide is on the desk because there was a problem with ordering elements for the submarine at present being assembled by China for Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post.
The used submarines would be used for coaching while Thailand waits for its initial order of Chinese-made submarines, which supply could need to be postponed from subsequent year till April 2024. The second-hand submarines must be reconditioned before they can be used, in accordance with Thai PBS, citing the Thai Navy.
The Type 039 submarines, also called “Song-class,” are diesel-electric submarines for the Chinese Navy. The informal offer to the Thai navy attaché in Beijing was made by a Chinese state firm in management of handling decommissioned Chinese submarines. It’s unclear if the submarines would be supplied free of charge or with a minimal fee as a sign of friendship between the 2 international locations. No problem working committee under Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan discusses the matter, however reports say there was no affirmation on a deal.
The Bangkok Post quoted an nameless source within the navy saying China made the supply to ship the decommissioned submarines as a result of the country had problems buying an engine from Germany for the submarine being made for the Thai navy. Apparently, the German supplier decided not to sell an engine to China as a end result of it might be utilized in a submarine to be bought overseas..

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