Monday, December 16, 2019

Myanmar commissions new air assets as part of 72nd founding anniversary

One of the PAC JF-17B Thunder combat aircraft during commissioning. Photo c/o Myanmar & ASEAN Military Updates.

The Myanmar Air Force (MAF) has commissioned several new aircraft into service, coinciding with the upcoming 72nd founding anniversary of the service on 15 December 2019.

Photos from social media pages showed 2 PAC JF-17B Thunder twin-seat light combat trainer aircraft, 6 Yakolev Yak-130 armed advance jet trainers, and 2 Mil Mi-35PM heavy attack helicopters displayed and formally commissioned by MAF officials on 15 December 2019.

Not much information are provided, but the MAF has ordered PAC JF-17 Thunder in 2015, and has been operating the type since late 2018. The MAF has also been operating the Yakolev Yak-130 since 2017.

[1] Myanmar & ASEAN Military Updates

No comments:

Post a Comment