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The Air and Coastal Defense Command or ACDC ( th, หน่วยบัญชาการต่อสู้อากาศยานและรักษาฝั่ง) or shortly called in Thai as ( th, สอ.รฝ.) is the
Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-aircraft warfare or counter-air defence is the battlespace Battle-space is a term used to signify a unified military strategy Military strategy is a set of ideas implemented by military organization Military organization or milit ...
and
Coastal defence force
Coastal defence force
of the
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. This Command is composed of the two Air Defence Regiment and one Coastal Defence Regiment.


History

In 1975 the
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Ministry of Defense
approved the principle of air defense with the
Royal Thai Navy The Royal Thai Navy ( Abrv: RTN, ทร.; th, กองทัพเรือไทย, ), Thailand Thailand ( th, ประเทศไทย), historically known as Siam, () officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southea ...
establishing
Air defense Anti-aircraft warfare or counter-air defence is the battlespace Battle-space is a term used to signify a unified military strategy Military strategy is a set of ideas implemented by military organizations to pursue desired strategic goal ...

Air defense
fighting unit doing Air defense duties in the area of responsibility of the Navy, such as naval bases and important military locations. On 23 November 1981, the Navy upgraded the air defense unit to the Department of Air and Coastal Defence go directly to Sattahip Naval Base using the area that has been returned from the Royal Thai Air Force. Department of Air and Coastal Defence has been greatly expanded in 1992, following the government's decision in 1988 to charge the Royal Thai Navy with the responsibility of defending the entire eastern seaboard and Southern Seaboard Development Project. As a result of the 1988 government resolution, the responsibility of the navy has been expanded. Beyond the strength of the department, therefore, on 13 August 1990 the Navy upgraded the Department of Air and Coastal Defence to The Air and Coastal Defense Command.


Structure of Air and Coastal Defense Command

The headquarters of Air and Coastal Defense Command has 12 commanding units as follows; *Personnel Division *Intelligence Division *Operations Division *Logistics Division *Division of Communication and Information Technology *Budget Division *Science and Safety Aviation Division *Division of Engineering Plans *Administration Department *Finance Department *Judge Advocate Department *Chaplain Department


Combat Structure

* 1st Air Defence Regiment: their mission is to provide
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for the northern
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Gulf of Thailand
with three anti-aircraft battalions. ** 11th Air Combat Battalion, Ban Chang,
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** 12th Air Combat Battalion,
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Si Racha
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** 13th Air Combat Battalion,
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* 2nd Air Defence Regiment: to provide
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for the southern
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Gulf of Thailand
and
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Andaman Sea
with three anti-aircraft battalions. ** 21th Air Combat Battalion, Khanom,
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** 22nd Air Combat Battalion,
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** 23th Air Combat Battalion, Mueang Songkhla,
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Songkhla
* 1st Coastal Defence Regiment: has three
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artillery
battalions. ** 11th Coastal Defense Battalion,
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** 12th Coastal Defense Battalion, Mueang Songkhla,
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Songkhla
** 13th Coastal Defense Battalion,
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* Air and Coastal Defence Operations Centers ** 1st Air and Coastal Defense Operations Center Region *** 1st Control and Reporting Center *** 2nd Control and Reporting Center ** 2nd Air and Coastal Defense Operations Center Region *** 1st Control and Reporting Center *** 2nd Control and Reporting Center * Air and Coastal Defence Supporting Regiment: ** Transportation Battalion ** Medical Battalion ** Communications and Electronics Battalion ** Repair and Maintenance Battalion ** 1st Headquarters Annex ** 2nd Headquarters Annex ** 3rd Headquarters Annex * Air and Coastal Defense Training Center (ACDTC) ** Air and Coastal Defense School ** Air and Coastal Defense Private Training Division ** Air and Coastal Defense Training Battalion ** Support Section


Equipment


Artillery


Radar


Logistic vehicle


Historic Equipments


Engagements

* Southern Insurgency * Cambodian–Thai border dispute


Rank structure


See also

* Admiral Prince Abhakara Kiartiwongse Prince of Chumphon *
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References


Citations


External links


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