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Myanmar bulks up on helicopters and aircraft

23rd December 2016 - 09:20 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Myanmar Air Force inducted four Airbus Helicopters H120 rotorcraft in a ceremony to mark the service’s 69th anniversary on 15 December. 

These are believed to be the first Colibri types to enter service in the country. 

At the same event at Meiktila Air Base in central Myanmar, the air force commissioned four Beechcraft 1900D turboprop aircraft, adding to several already in service.

Notably, Vice-Senior General Soe Win, the deputy commander-in-chief of Defence Services, revealed at the ceremony that the Myanmar Air Force had received a total of 69 aircraft spread over eight batches since 2011.

This figure included 14

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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