Myanmar   Myanmar Air Force / Burmese Air Force • Tatmdaw Lei
Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma / Pyidaunzu Thanmăda Myăma Nainngandaw)

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Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw): Army (Tatmadaw Kyi), Navy (Tatmadaw Yay), Air Force (Tatmadaw Lay) Active: 406,000 (Army 375,000 Navy 16,000 Air 15,000) Paramilitary 107,250

Air Force 15,000 personnel.

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

AIRCRAFT 154 combat capable. Total 216 Aircrafts.

Air Defence (Interceptor) 4 sqn with 66 Ftr Ac:
6 Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-29SE Fulcrum-C
18 Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-29B-12 Fulcrum-A;
6 Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-29UB Fulcrum-B*
30 Chengdu F-7M Airguard (J-7I / MiG-21-F-13 Fishbed-C);
6 Guizhou FT-7M (JJ-7 / MiG-21U Mongol-A)*;

Fighter Ground Attack 2 sqn with 22 FGA ac:
22 NAMC Nanchang A-5M Fantan (Q-5II);

Combat Counter Terrorism 2 sqn with 37 CCT ac:
12 Soko G-4 Super Galeb* (1991-1992; Original 20 ordered but probably only 12);
12 Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer*;
9 Pilatus PC-9*
4 Ayres S2R-T65 Turbo Thrush (Anti-Drugs mission)

Maritime Patrol 2 MP ac:
2 Britten-Norman BN-2MP Islander;

Training & liaison sqns with 61 Trg/liaison ac:
52 Hongdu/NAMC K-8 Karakorum (JL-8 Karakorum-8; No. could be 60 or 72; assembled in Myanmar)*;
2 Shenyang FT-6 Farmer;
1 Cessna Ce-550 Citation II (VIP Transport; Liaison: Surveillance);
4 Cessna 180 Skywagon (Lt Utl)
2 Nanchang PT-6 Primary Training (CJ-6 Max)
Transport 2 sqn with 28 Tpt ac:
2 Antonov An-148;
1 Antonov An-12 Cub;
5 Yunshuji Y-8D (An-12 Cub);
3 Fokker F-27 Friendship;
1 Fairchild F-27J;
4 Fairchild Hiller FH-227B/227E;
5 Pilatus PC-6A Turbo Porter/PC-6B2-H2 Turbo Porter;
1 ATR-72 (VIP Transport);
1 ATR-42 (VIP Transport);
2 Harbin Y-12 (Utility);
3 Xian MA60;
1 Beech 65 Queen Air

HELICOPTER 30 armed capable. Total 105 Helicopters.
(Hel 6 sqn with)

Anti-Armour Attack 1 sqn with 30 Atk hel:
28 Mil Mi-35P Hind-F (Ex-Russian);
2 HAL Dhruv Pole Star (Light attack & Utility);

Support 3 sqns with 50 Spt hel:
13 PZL Swidnik W-3 Sokół Falcon (Incl 2 for VIP transport);
11 Mil Mi-17-1V Hip-H (Mi-8MT)*;
2 Mil Mi-8T Hip-C;
6 Mil Mi-2 Hoplite;
18 PZL Mi-2 Hoplite*

Utility 2 sqns 25 Utl Hel:
1 Bell 212 /UH-1N (Aid for anti-narcotics operations);
12 Bell 205A-1 Iroquois;
6 Bell 206B JetRanger;
6 Aérospatiale SA-316B Alouette III (Light attack & Utility)

* Trainer

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UAV • Reconnaissance 2 sqn with 33 Recce UAV:
11 Sky 02A (China UAV; Color CCD Video Camera and Infra Red Video Camera)
22 Yellow Cat A2 (Same as Sky 02A)

 ASM: AT-3 Sagger
 SRAAM short-range air-to-air missiles: 210 R-73/AA-11 Archer (For MiG-29),
100 PL-5B Thunderbolt-5B (For F-7M),
105 PL-2 Thunderbolt II (For F-7M), 225 PL- 2 Charlie 2 (For F-7M and A-5C)
R.550 Magic, AIM-9 Sidewinder
 BVRAAM: 120 R-27E/AA-10C Alamo (For MiG-29),

BL755 Cluster Bombs, Matra Durandal Anti-Runaway Bombs, Up to 250 kg (550 lb) of unguided bombs

3 JLG-43 Height finding radar (ex-Chinese search radar)
3 JLP-40 Air search radar (ex-Chinese)
12 JY-8A Fire control radar (For F-7M)
1 ST-68/Tin Shield Air search radar      
2 AN/TPS-1 Air search radar (Possibly ex-US)

  Myanmar Air Force Main Headquarters (Ministry of Defense): Naypyitaw

Myanmar AF Headquarters and Sector Operation Centers
Airfields and Air Bases Organization:

Myitkyina HQ - Northern SOC Kachin State Region
Myitkyina Air Base (former 503 Air Base)
Nampong AFB (No.? Air Base)
No.4 Fighter Squadron: Chengdu F-7I, Guizhou FT-7M             
No.? Attack Squadron: NAMC A-5M, Cessna T-37C
Homemalin Air Base HQ Sagaing Region       

Meiktila HQ - Central SOC
Shante AFB (No.503 Air Base) Mandalay Central Region
No.? Fighter Squadron: MiG-29 Fulcrum-A
Meikhtila (Shante AFB) Air Base HQ / Fly Training and Ground Training Base:
or training and operation, another airbase at Meikthila is helicopter training base.

Myeik HQ - Southern SOC
Myeik Air Base
Sittwe HQ - Western SOC
Pathein Air Base
Magway Region
Magway Air Base (established in 2000)

Tachilek HQ - Eastern SOC   
Hmawbi AFB (former No.501 Air Base) Yangon Region
No.1 Fighter Squadron: Chengdu F-7I, Guizhou FT-7M           
No.? Attack Squadron: NAMC A-5M
Namsang AFB Shan State Region
Flying Training School: K-8 Karakorum, PC-7, PC-9, G.4 Super Galeb
Keng Tung AFB (No.? Air Base) Shan State Region
Helicopter Squadron: Bell 205A-1, UH-1H, Bell 206, Mi-2 Hoplite, Mi-17 Hip, W-3 Sokol

Yay HQ - South Eastern SOC
Mawalamyne AFB (No.? Air Base) Mon State Region
No.41 Fighter Squadron: Chengdu F-7I, Guizhou FT-7M

Mingaladon: Aircraft Production and Repair Base Headquarters
Mingaladon AFB (former No.502 Air Base)
No.? Fighter Squadron (det.): MiG-29 Fulcrum            
No.? Transport Squadron: Fokker F-27, Pilatus PC-6, Y-8D, SA.316 Alouette III,
No.? Liaison Squadron: Beech 65 Queen Air, Cessna 180D Skywagon, Cessna Citation II

Bago Division Region
Taungoo Air Base HQ - No.47 Helicopter Squardron

Note: Myanmar has 37 airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 12 2,438 to 3,047 m: 8 1,524 to 2,437 m: 15 914 to 1,523 m: 1 under 914 m: 1), 39 airports with unpaved runways (over 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 4 914 to 1,523 m: 11 under 914 m: 23) and 6 heliports

Myanmar AF

   Myanmar AF News:

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• Russia, Myanmar step up defence relations  (24.6.2013)

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• Video shows Burma military 'targeting Kachin rebels'  (2.1.2013)

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• Russian media 50 years, detailed data on arms exports to Burma  (13.2.2012)

• Russia targets China's clout in Myanmar  (31.10.2011)


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