By Thai PBS
The army will deploy surveillance drones in the Deep South in 2018 fiscal year, Deputy Defence Minister Udomdej Seetabutr said Wednesday (Oct 18).
Gen Udomdej said that the army planned to deploy 3-4 surveillance drones in each of the 37 districts in the restive region, with drones to be launched to survey routes ahead of the deployment of ground forces on patrol missions to prevent ambushes after roadside attacks.
As for the 2018 fiscal year which began on Oct 1, he disclosed that the government had allocated altogether 13,255 million baht for the implementation of 78 projects and 85 activities in the four southernmost provinces of Songkhla, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Yala.
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