Travel to Russia
On 26 October 2022 in Lopburi province, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Thailand Mr. Evgeny Tomikhin and the Director General of the Department of disaster prevention and mitigation (DDPM) of the Kingdom of Thailand Mr. Boontham Lertsukekasem attended the commissioning ceremony of two new Ka-32A11BC helicopters. During the event they spoke to flight crews, rescuers and maintenance personnel, as well as a flew over the flood-stricken areas.
The Department now has four modern Russian-made helicopters to extinguish fires, rescue people and help the population during natural disasters.
In addition, the construction of the Center for maintenance of Russian helicopters is nearing completion. Hangars with a total area of 5,000 square meters and workshops were built, and Russian equipment is supplied. It is expected that the center will be ready for operation in November this year.