United States Donates CBRN Detection Equipment to Thailand

The United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) donated chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) detection equipment worth USD $2.1 million to the Kingdom of Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) during a handover ceremony on December 9, 2022 at DDPM headquarters in Bangkok.

Mr. David L. Musgrave, Director of On-Site Inspection and Building Partner Capacity at DTRA, and Mr. Boontham Lertsukekasem, Director-General of the DDPM, provided remarks, noting the close partnership between the United States and the Kingdom of Thailand to address the risk of CBRN weapons, including the ongoing training provided by the United States to build Thailand’s capacity to detect and counter weapons of mass destruction. The handover ceremony officially transferred over 200 pieces of equipment, which included the necessary training to effectively operate and maintain the sophisticated detection equipment.

For over two centuries, the U.S.-Thai relationship has evolved into a robust friendship, partnership, and alliance that benefits both our people and the broader Indo-Pacific region. Our security alliance ensures that we are prepared to address the future threats that affect both our countries, such as climate change, pandemics, and humanitarian crisis. The DTRA-DDPM partnership to reduce the risk from weapons of mass destruction is another example of how strong U.S.-Thai security ties benefit both our countries and our people.

United States Donates CBRN Detection Equipment to Thailand



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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.