Swedish Gripen jet fighters in tests over Phuket

PHUKET: The Royal Thai Air Force is conducting high-speed aerial flyovers of Phuket Town today and tomorrow in order to test its radar installation at Khao Mai Thao Sip Song, the island’s highest point, in Chalong.

Following reports by concerned residents in Phuket Town, the Phuket Gazette contacted the Phuket Air Traffic Control center run by Aerothai at Phuket International Airport.

A staff member there told the Gazette that the aircraft taking part in the exercise were a pair of Gripen fighters based in Surat Thani.

More flyovers will take place early this afternoon and again between 9:30am and 10am tomorrow, he said.

— Stephen Fein

Phuket News

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