Bhutan Procures Fifteen 4x Armoured Vehicles for UN Peacekeeping Operations from Thai Manufacturer


The Government of Bhutan has received 15 new First Win 4×4 armored vehicles it procured from Thailand, which would be used for United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa.

The vehicles were made by Thai company Chaiseri Defence and were handed over by Thai Deputy Defence Minister General Chaichan Changmongkol to Bhutan’s Ambassador to Thailand Kinzang Dorji on 19 November 2021 at the Office of the Permanent Defence Secretary in Nonthaburi.

The vehicles are to be used the Royal Bhutan Army’s UN peacekeeping contingent in Central African Republic starting next month.

Thai Permanent Secretary of Defence General Worakiat Rattananont said that Bhutan selected the First Win armoured vehicle due to Chaiseri’s capabilities, performance and quality, which was certified by Thai Ministry of Defence standard.

The 15 armoured vehicles purchased by Bhutan are:

  1. First Win 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier Vehicle
  2. First Win 4×4 Armoured Command Vehicle
  3. First Win 4×4 Armoured Ambulance Vehicle
  4. First Win 4×4 Armoured Tactical Vehicle

Bhutan becomes the 4th country to use the Chaiseri First Win 4×4 armored vehicles platform.


Details about the armoured vehicles:

  • V-shape monocoque hull that can withstand protection against STANAG 4569 Level 3
  • Equipped with 11 mine attenuate seats, which has a protection against STANAG 4560 Level 2
  • 300 Horsepower, automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, differential lock, ABS braking and run flat system.
  • Remote operating system with heavy and medium machine guns
  • Individual firing ports for crew from inside the vehicle

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