Military Satellite Napa-1 to Boost Royal Thai Airforce Capability

Recently, the Royal Thai Air Force launched its first satellite and will play a crucial role in the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Defense System. The Napa-1 satellite would have cameras crucial to the RTAF’s Defense System while strengthening national security and preventing threats. Napa-1 satellite together with other existing sensory systems will better equip the air force to handle various operations including natural disaster relief work; controlling wildfires; protecting natural resources and water management.

RTAF’s Space Operation Centre (SPOC) was set up last year to enhance RTAF’s capacity in space in a bid to enhance its operational capacity and upgrade the country’s capabilities in space missions. The new center aligns with the air force’s strategy, which includes “space” as a domain for operations ranging from surveillance and patrol, to the creation and maintenance of satellites and tracking of space objects.

This development presents golden business opportunities for companies in the defense and security industry for collaborations and maximizing the RTAF capability of various projects. Defense & Security 2021, which employs the concept of ‘ Power of Partnership’; over the past 20 years has been successfully presenting outstanding opportunity for exhibitors to network, exchange knowledge, do business and initiate long-term associations based on mutual understanding, trust, and the needs of military decision-makers and related government agencies from Thailand and ASEAN.

Source: Bangkok Post / New Straits Times /RTFA / Thai PBS