Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand: Royal Thai Army BTR-3 armoured fighting vehicles join forces with Singapore Army Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles during a combined live-fire exercise (CALFEX) on 5 April 2012.
The wheeled 8x8s from Thailand and Singapore were taking part in the annual bilateral army war games, codenamed Exercise Kocha Singa. This year's exercise, the 14th in the series, was held in Thailand from 20 March to 5 April 2012.
Motorised infantry from the Singapore Army's 5th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment and the Royal Thai Army's 1st Infantry Battalion from the 2nd Infantry Regiment operated alongside one another to approach and demolish enemy targets. Notice how the extended reach of the 30mm cannon on Thai BTR-3s allowed them to play a more active part in taking down distant targets compared to the Terrex ICVs. Wheeled armour from both armies advanced with all hatches closed, which is a noteworthy departure from the usual practice for Singapore Army tracked AFVs where the tank commander fights the battle from an open hatch to maximise situational awareness.
Terrex ICVs from 5 SIR make their entrance from 1:33 min in the second clip.
Footage of Exercise Kocha Singa 2012 was filmed by the Royal Thai Army. Any idea what the commentator is saying?