On 5 September 2023, NSTDA and the Royal Police Cadet Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster research and development collaboration. The agreement was signed by Dr. Somboon Sahasithiwat, NSTDA Executive Vice President and Pol. Maj. Gen. Patpawat Suksang, Commander of Education Service Center, Royal Police Cadet Academy. The objective of the agreement is to support knowledge creation, research and innovation to strengthen national security.
Dr. Somboon Sahasithiwat emphasized the prime mission of NSTDA in developing research and development capacity to support the national development and working with all sectors to employ science, technology and innovation to create socio-economic impacts. The National Security and Dual-Use Technology Center (NSD) of NSTDA and the Royal Police Cadet Academy have engaged in research, development and implementation of technologies, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and radar speed detection devices, to support national security activities. This MOU will further reinforce the joint effort in R&D and human resource development in national security.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Patpawat Suksang remarked that the partnership will enhance the skill levels of personnel in both parties, encompassing researchers, instructors and police cadets, through the exchange of knowledge, experience and expertise, and benefit the wider community.