Saturday, August 26, 2017

Thailand's Air force plans to put armed marshals on planes

Amid concerns about terrorist attacks which have recently wreaked havoc in many parts of the world, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has rolled out a training session to produce air marshals to be deployed with weapons on commercial airplanes.
The RTAF's Security Forces Command was ordered by air force chief Johm Rungswang to organise the training, the air force source said, noting this order came in line with the air navigation act, which has already been put into force.
The air marshals will be dispatched to commercial airlines where they would travel with other passengers in plain clothes, the source said.
These officers can be armed on board.
The command selected its 40 officers to attend the air marshal one-month training programme, which started on Aug 1.

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