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Royal Thai Police Aviation

1950 were the paramilitary Royal Thai Border created and also the Police Aviation (RTBPA). The RTBPA has today more than 100 helicopters and airplanes. The RTBPA has its headquarters at Ram Intra Air Base in Bangkok, its also the home base of the RTBPA helicopter fleet.  The major tasks are transport and monitoring of the borders as well as rescue missions. The RTBPA is divided in four divisions, which 1st  and 2nd operate the Helicopter fleet, and the 3rd is responsibly for the fixed-wing aircraft. The 4th division is responsible for the entire maintenance of all machines procured. Ram Intra and Don Muang are the two main Bases of all machines, the RTBPA maintain over 22 Air Bases around Thailand on civilian airfields or Police Stations.

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 1st  Division 

The 1st division operating from Ram Intra with some Bell 212's and two Bell 412EP's which where delivered in 1991. The machines are used for VIP tasks of the government and the king house. A third Bell 412P is ordered and is for the royal princess exclusive use. In the spring 2004 the RTBPA received also two Eurocopter EC-155B-1 Dauphins for VIP transportation.

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2nd  Division 

The 2nd division operated from Ram Intra with a larger number of Bell 205 (UH-1H Iroquois), Bell 212 and 14 Bell 206 Jet Ranger this Helo-fleet is mainly used for transport of police force and for monitoring and rescue missions. The 2nd division also operates 10 Hiller UH-12E for training purposes. 

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3rd Division 

The RTPA fixed-wing aircraft are stationed in Bangkok Don Muang IAP and operated by the 3rd division. In this fleet of the RTPA the DHC-4 Caribou (12257) was used since 1969 and retired in 1996. The plane was build on the 20 November 1967 and carries the construction number 257.  A further DHC-4 (12271) was flown until 1994 and used at last for spare parts. The two Caribou's were replaced on 15 December 1992 by a single Fokker F-50 and the 1996 delivered CASA CN-235-200.  Both planes are used primarily to the personnel and VIP transport. Further machines by the 3rd division are three Shorts SC-7M-400 Skyvans (Only one operational in 2005), two Shorts 330-UTT, nine Fairchild/Pilatus PC-6B Porter. The SC-7 Skyvans where delivered in 1972 and 73 is used today rarely and would be probably soon retired

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Mission

Apart from the major task of the RTPA, transport and monitoring of the borders, it flew also some anti-drug employments in co-operation with Army and the Air Forces units.  For these tasks their helicopters where armed with M-60 machine guns and the PC-6B and AU-23A can additionally also carry rocket launchers. The RTPA showed also interest in the acquisition of the Boeing CH-47D Chinook, but permission by the government was refused. For the VIP tasks the RTPA received in January 2005 two new Eurocopter EC-155B-1 Helicopter.

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last update 30. May 2013

written 1. January 2007

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