In one of its largest single inductions of combat aircraft in recent years, the Myanmar Air Force (MAF) has commissioned a total of 10 new fixed- and rotary-wing platforms that will further enhance its counter-insurgency capabilities.
In a 15 December ceremony held at Meiktila Air Base to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the MAF's founding, the Myanmar military's (Tatmadaw's) commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, presided over the commissioning of two JF-17 'Thunder' multirole fighters, six Yakolev Yak-130 'Mitten' advanced jet-trainers/light attack aircraft, and two Mil Mi-35P 'Hind' helicopter gunships.
All three types of the newly inducted aircraft are already in MAF service.
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