The Royal Thai Navy has denied that the US government's space agency has had aircraft or research equipment delivered to U-tapao airport in Rayong.
Royal Thai Fleet commander Kanat Thongpoon dismissed as baseless reports that US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) equipment is already being housed in the naval airbase in anticipation of the agency's proposed climate studies project, yet to be approved by the cabinet.
"It is absolutely untrue. No equipment is here. The navy must be informed of any thing coming in. There is no [Nasa] aircraft here," he said.
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