The Royal Thai Air Force on Tuesday, July 26th, appealed to the House sub-committee on durable goods and information technology to demand another consideration of the 7.4-billion-baht budget on two F-35A combat jets after it was turned down on Monday.
This followed the committee’s decision on Monday, July 25th, to cut the Air Force’s 2023 budget for buying the jets from the United States, basically reasoning that the air force jets are not urgent at this time.
As of Tuesday, Air Marshal Phanphakdi Pattanakul, Chief of Staff of the Royal Thai Air Force, told the Associated Press that the Air Force filed an appeal to the chairman of the sub-committee and will propose to the House committee for another jets budget consideration.
“The Air Force will act and follow in accordance with the procedures and processes of the Committee and ensure the need for procurement in order to replace the old jets,” he stated.
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