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Myanmar shows off Thunder fighters

17 December 2018

The Myanmar Air Force (Tatmadaw Lay - TL) has received the first of up to 16 Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft it ordered in 2015, it was disclosed on 15 December.

At least four aircraft were shown on static display in a video posted online of an official airshow celebrating the TL's 71st anniversary. With the sale announced in 2015, images of the aircraft being flight tested at CAC's airfield in Chengdu were posted in June 2017. As recently as April, Jane's was told that PAC is building the aircraft for Myanmar, with testing being conducted by CAC.

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