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Myanmar Defence Force
Myanmar Defence Force

Tatmadaw Lei - တပ်မတော် (လေ)
Pride of the Tatmadaw Lei is undoubtedly the MiG-29.
Photo:
Scramble files
Hmawby AB (VYHB)
Rwy: 09/27 (dirt)
Pos: 17°07'16"N 096°04'08"E
Elev: 72 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Eastern SOC

(HQ Tachilek)
56sq Mi-17
Z-9?

Homalinn (VYHL)
Rwy: 16/34
Pos: 24°53'56"N 094°54'51"E
Elev: 546 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Northern SOC

(HQ Myitkyina Air Base)
..sq Bell 205A-1

Myanmar uses a dozen Mi-35P helicopters, like this 6801.
Photo:
Defence Services Museum
Lashio (VYLS)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 22°58'39"N 097°45'09"E
Elev: 2516 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
South Eastern SOC

(HQ Yay)
45sq Mi-35P

Magway (VYMW)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 20°09'13"N 094°58'07"E
Elev: 298 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Western SOC

(HQ Sittwe Air Base)
41sq F-7M, FT-7M

Myanmar has used the F7 for many years.
Photo:
Walter van Brempt
Mandalay/Intl (VYMD)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 21°42'04"N 095°58'39"E
Elev: 301 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Central SOC

(HQ Meiktila East (Shante Air Base))
..sq A-5C



1FTS Yak-130

Mawlamyine (VYMM)
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 16°26'41"N 097°39'39"E
Elev: 78 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
South Eastern SOC

(HQ Yay)
..sq no based aircraft

More familiar to our eyes, is the venerable Fokker 27. This is beleived to be the only operational survivor.
Photo:
Walter van Brempt
Meiktila AB (VYML)
Rwy: 16L/34R (grass), 16R/34L (dirt), HEL
Pos: 20°53'20"N 095°53'35"E
Elev: 704 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Central SOC

(HQ Meiktila East (Shante Air Base))
..sq Mi-35P

Myeik (VYME)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 12°26'24"N 098°37'16"E
Elev: 62 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Southern SOC

(HQ Meyik Air Base)
..sq no based aircraft

Over the years, the Tamadaw Lei has acquired a sizeable fleet of MiG-29s.
Photo:
Walter van Brempt
Nampong AB (VYNP)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 25°21'24"N 097°17'42"E
Elev: 476 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Northern SOC

(HQ Myitkyina Air Base)
4sq F-7M, FT-7M
Direct reporting units


1 Flying Training School PT-6
Northern SOC

(HQ Myitkyina Air Base)
..sq Mi-17

Namsang (VYNS)
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 20°53'27"N 097°44'09"E
Elev: 3198 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Eastern SOC

(HQ Tachilek)
..sq W-3?

Myanmar is a huge country, necessitating ferrying personnel around and the Beech 1900 is used to that end.
Photo:
Scramble files
Naypyitaw/Intl (VYNT)
Rwy: 16/34
Pos: 19°37'25"N 096°12'04"E
Elev: 294 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Central SOC

(HQ Meiktila East (Shante Air Base))
..sq Mi-17 Det.?
Mi-35P Det.?

Pathein (VYPN)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 16°48'44"N 094°46'26"E
Elev: 13 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Western SOC

(HQ Sittwe Air Base)
..sq A-5C



..sq G-4A



..sq JF-17M

More Chinese hardware in the shape of the K-8W Karakorum. these are assembled in Myanmar itself.
Photo:
Tatmadaw Lei
Shante AB (VYST)
Rwy: 01/19, HEL
Pos: 20°56'36"N 095°54'54"E
Elev: 646 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Central SOC

(HQ Meiktila East (Shante Air Base))
25sq Bell 206
Mi-17
Direct reporting units


..sq G120TP
G-4A
Central SOC

(HQ Meiktila East (Shante Air Base))
..sq K-8W



..sq F-6 (wfu)
MiG-29
One of the K-8 units is said to be 41sq.

Immaculate looking F-7M comes in to land at Yangoon Intl.
Photo:
Peter Heeneman
Taungoo AB (VYTO)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 19°01'52"N 096°24'05"E
Elev: 173 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
South Eastern SOC

(HQ Yay)
1sq F-7M, FT-7M



47sq Mi-17?

Yangon/Intl (VYYY)
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 16°54'26"N 096°08'00"E
Elev: 110 ft
Sector Operations Center Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
South Eastern SOC

(HQ Yay)
3sq Beech 1900 (to be confirmed)



6sq Mi-17



7sq Y8D, Y8F-200W



..sq MiG-29, MiG-29UB, MiG-29SE
F-7M, FT-7M
liaison
One of the F-7 units is said to be 1sq.

Heavy hauling is performed by the Y8. Myanmar was one of the early adaptors of this Chinese An-12 clone.
Photo:
Scramble files
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