Royal Thai Air Force Security Force Regiment

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Royal Thai Air Force Security Force Regiment
หน่วยบัญชาการอากาศโยธิน
The 1st Security Force Battalion, King's Guard, RTAF in the procession of Princess Galyani Vadhana's royal urn.jpg
The 1st Security Force Battalion, King's Guard, RTAF in the procession of Princess Galyani Vadhana's royal urn
Active Late 1970s-present
Country  Thailand
Branch Royal Thai Air Force
Type Special Forces
Role Air Force Base security and provides ground support for air operations.
Size 100
Engagements The Hijacking of Garuda Flight GA 206 (Woyla Operation) 1981
Website http://www.sfc.rtaf.mi.th/index.htm

The Royal Thai Air Force Security Force Regiment (Thai: หน่วยบัญชาการอากาศโยธิน) is a 100-man unit in the Royal Thai Air Force's Special Combat Operations Squadron, has been in existence since the late 1970s. They are based near Don Mueang International Airport and provide anti-hijacking capabilities. They have three assault platoons, each divided into two smaller sections.

Equipment[edit]

Small arms[edit]

Model Origin Type Caliber Variant Notes
Pistols
M1911 pistol United States Semi-automatic pistol .45 ACP M1911A1
Smith & Wesson M&P United States Semi-automatic pistol .22 LR M&P18
M&P15
Colt Commander United States Semi-automatic pistol .38 Super
Browning Hi-Power Belgium Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum
Shotguns
Remington Model 870 United States Shotgun 12 gauge
Assault rifles
M16 rifle United States Assault rifle 5.56mm A1
Heckler & Koch HK33 Germany / Thailand Assault rifle 5.56mm HK33A3
Bushmaster M4-type Carbine United States Carbine 5.56mm
Submachine guns
Uzi Israel Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum
Machine guns
M60 machine gun United States General purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO
M2 Browning machine gun United States Heavy machine gun .50 BMG
Grenade launchers
XM148 grenade launcher United States Grenade launcher 40mm grenade
M203 grenade launcher United States Grenade launcher 40mm grenade
Mortars
M1 mortar United States Mortar 81 mm mortar

Surface to air defence systems[edit]

Model Origin Type Quantity Notes
KS-1C China Surface-to-air missile system 1
ADATS Switzerland Laser-guided supersonic missile 4 Fixed emplacement/semi-mobile
RBS 70 Sweden Man-portable air-defence system  ?
QW-2 Vanguard 2 China Man-portable air-defence system  ?
Rheinmetall Mauser Mk.30 mod.F Germany Anti Aircraft Artillery 8 Twin 30mm Anti Aircraft Artillery
Bofors 40mm L/70 Sweden Anti Aircraft Artillery  ? 40mm Anti Aircraft Artillery
Type 74 China Anti Aircraft Artillery  ? Twin 37mm Anti Aircraft Artillery

Land vehicles[edit]

Model Origin Type Quantity Notes
Cadillac Gage Commando United States Armored car 12 With 12.7mm and 7.62mm MG
Condor Germany Armored car 18 With 20mm and 7.62mm MG

Radar systems[edit]

Model Origin Type Quantity Notes
AN/FPS-117 United States Long Range 3D Air Search Radar 2 RTADS I.
Martello-743D United Kingdom Long Range 3D Air Search Radar 4 RTADS l/ll.
AN/FPS-130X United States Long Range 3D Air Search Radar 3 RTADS lll.
AN/TPS-78 United States Long Range 3D Air Search Radar 3 RTADS ll.[1]
AN/TPS-79 United States Long Range 3D Air Search Radar 1 RTADS ll.
DR-162 ADV United States Short Range 2D Air Search Radar  ?
AN/TPS-703 United States Mobile Long Range 3D Air Search Radar 3
Giraffe-180/40 Sweden Mobile Medium Range 2D Air Search Radar 4
ASR Japan Airport Surveillance Radar  ?
DWSR-88C United States Weather Radar  ?
TVDR-3501C United States Weather Radar  ?
TVDR-2500C United States Mobile Weather Radar  ?
KRONOS Radar Systems Italy Air Search Radar  ?
C2ADS Thailand Air Search Radar  ?

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