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Army will not dump grounded airship

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The army has no plan to sell its airship grounded at an airport in Pattani and is looking for a firm to fix its problems, deputy army spokesman Winthai Suwaree said on Thursday. 

Soldiers and US technicians set up a surveillance airship at a military barracks in Pattani province on March 5, 2010. The military purchased the 350-million-baht surveillance airship to help restore peace in the three troubled Muslim dominated provinces amid questions that it could be another waste of state funds. (EPA file photo)

Col Winthai dismissed speculation that the airship at Bor Thong airport in Nong Chik district of the southern province will be "relieved of duty". It is in the process of repair after an accident on Dec 13 last year, he said.

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