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Myanmar navy commissions five new vessels, continues modernization efforts on annual navy day celebration

11th January 2023 - 22:54 GMT | by Mrityunjoy Mazumdar in California


Newly commissioned Super Dvora fast attack craft at the Myanmar Navy’s 75th anniversary event in December 2022. (Photo: Tatmadaw Information Team)

Five new vessels were commissioned by the Myanmar Navy in mid-December 2022.

Myanmar’s navy continued the tradition of commissioning new platforms during its annual navy day celebrations, which last year occurred on 24 December, the force’s 75th anniversary.

Unlike similar events in 2020 and 2021 that saw the commissioning of submarines amongst other platforms, the 2022 event was a relatively low-key affair that saw the Myanmar Navy add five vessels.

These included two domestically built, Israeli-designed Super Dvora Mk 3 fast attack craft with hull pennants ‘275’ and ‘276’. These are the fifth and sixth Super Dvoras to enter service there.

Additionally, there were two new 23m landing craft utility and a

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Mrityunjoy Mazumdar


Mrityunjoy Mazumdar

Mrityunjoy Mazumdar has been writing on naval matters, covering navies and coastguards around the world …

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