Thai Armed Forces Budget for FICSAL 2017

The Thai government has proposed a 2017 defence budget of THB 214 billion (USD 6 billion) – an increase of 3.8% over spending in 2016. For the past decade, the Thai defence budget has followed a steadily increasing trend. From 2015 – 2017 it increased almost 16%. And in 2015 and 2016 the increases were 5% and 7% respectively.

The total budget for Thai Ministry of Defence in 2017 is THB 214,347.4 million: The breakdown is as follows…

  • The Permanent Secretary for Defence will receive THB 9,150 million
  • The Royal Supreme Command Headquarter will receive THB 16,292 million
  • The Royal Thai Army will receive THB 104,411 million
  • The Royal Thai Navy will receive THB 41,321 million
  • The Royal Thai Air Force will receive THB 39,165 million

The Thai defence budget is solidly backed by expanding economies. Modernization comes through indigenous programs, defense strategies, upgrades and procurements, the goal of which is to secure the latest defense and internal security technology. The latest equipment from world leading defence and internal security manufacturers will be on display at DEFENSE & SECURITY 2017 now ASEAN’s fastest growing Tri-Service Asian Defense & Security Exhibition, Conference and Networking Event. The 2017 event is expected to be another record breaking success.

DEFENSE & SECURITY 2017 will also present outstanding opportunities to network, share knowledge, and initiate long-term partnerships based on mutu al trust and respect. Business opportunities will be outstanding and provide a special window of opportunity for international manufacturers, including the ASEAN defence and internal security procurement markets. The region now comprises one of the fastest growing in the world.

Overall the 2017 show is projected to expand by 25% and will feature more than 20 National Pavilions. Many former exhibitors are increasing their exhibit space and the show is looking to host more than 400 leading companies from the defence and internal security industries of 50 countries.

DEFENSE & SECURITY 2017 will welcome over 300 official Delegations, Defence Ministers, High Ranking Officials and Decision Makers from around the world – especially from ASEAN countries.

The 2017 show will be held at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand from 6 – 9 November 2017. Please note that the majority of exhibition space has already been taken, but good limited space is still available.