Thailand needs amphibious boost

The country needs a more robust capability. Here’s how it can achieve it.

Thailand’s Military Needs to Boost its Amphibious Capability

By Grant Newsham

As Indo-Pacific nations build up their naval power, submarines, cruise missiles, aircraft carriers, jets, and frigates get the most attention. However, an underreported but significant regional trend over the last five years is widespread interest in amphibious capabilities.

Japan and Australia have created rudimentary amphibious forces, and New Zealand is working to develop one. Malaysia has publicly stated it wants a Marine Corps and even the small, remote Maldives has established a Marine Corps.

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