On 17 August 2021, the Russian side under the relevant contractual obligations handed over two Ka-32A11BC helicopters to the Department of Emergency Prevention of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Thailand at U-Tapao Airport. The Russian Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Mr. Evgeny Tomikhin and Rostec representative attended the event. The Ka-32A11BC is designed to fight forest fires.
After the completion of test flights, both helicopters will join two other similar vehicles handed over to Thailand under a contract in the summer of 2019. Thai officials who attended the handover ceremony noted the reliability and quality of the Russian machines.