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Myanmar National to seek foreign funds for fleet upgrade

Myanmar National Airlines (UB, Yangon) will seek foreign investors to finance the upgrade of the carrier’s international fleet and it has also approached the Myanma Port Authority in this regard, Director U Myint Aung has told The Myanmar Times. The Myanmarese flag carrier has been unprofitable since its corporatisation in 2013 but hopes to post […]

Russia To Supply Su-30 Fighters to Myanmar

Myanmar will acquire six Sukhoi Su-30 fighters, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced after Russian defence minister Sergey Shoigu visited Myanmar as part of his three-country Southeast Asia tour. The MoD did not say whether a contract had yet been signed or when deliveries might be made. When acquired, the Sukhoi Su-30 will be […]

Fighter jet JF-17 for Myanmar Seen Flying in China

A JF-17 “Thunder” combat jet destined for the Myanmar air force is currently undergoing flight tests at Chengdu airfield in China, the home of the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAC). A photo appearing on the Chinese internet shows the aircraft, designated the JF-17M, in two-tone blue camouflage. CAC is in a joint venture with the […]

Russia May Deliver New Fighter Jets to Myanmar By End of 2016

  Russia plans to deliver three fighter jets to Myanmar by the end of 2016, media sources reported Tuesday. Earlier this year, information from the 2016 acquisition plan of the Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut had indicated that a batch of Yakovlev Yak-130 (Mitten) combat trainer aircraft and associated equipment could be delivered to Myanmar this […]