外文标题：Thailand has an aircraft carrier with no aircraft
also, thailand has a submarine base without submarines.
but the thai should have money for subs and aircraft, considering their higher GDP than ours.
Not really, their defense budget is much lower than Vietnam and their economy is not doing well at the moment.
They will get some subs because the military is in power right now
Thai knows well Navies are useless nowadays.
The Great One（印度）
Somebody better tell this to PLAN
Philippines lost Scarborough Shoal because it only had one functional ship that could only stay on station for so long. Even if ships are not very useful during wartime, if you don't have them, you lose even more. If nothing else, you need them to show the flag.
thailand has no real external threats, just clashes with domestic rebels and separatists. they can afford lower defence spending.
Correct, they bought the carrier to show off, same deal with buying subs, they want to show that "we have them too", it fits with their psychology.
Thai rely too much on US's protection.....