On 15 February 2018, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) celebrated Wing 7's 36th birthday. ACM Jom Rungsawang, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force, and Group Captain and Chief of the Air Force Wife Association, Koranun Rungsawang, attended the event.
Flying displays by six Gripen fighters and three Saab 340s marked the celebrations.
In his speech, ACM Jom talked about Wing 7's successful operations, Gripen and Saab 340 AEW acquisitions, and RTAF's integrated air defence system.
RTAF declared he Gripen Integrated Air Defense System commissioned as a fully operational part of the air force at its home base, Wing 7 in 2013. At the ceremony to announce the integeration, personnel from all three military branches were in attendance, symbolising what the new system stood for: integrated defense operations.
Wing 7 operates 12 Gripen fighters. It received its first batch of six Gripen fighters in February 2011.
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