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Myanmar Airport Force (Burmese: ????? (??), pronounced[? lè]), known until 1989 as the Burmese Civil Aviation Force, is the Burmese military aviation arm, the Tatmadaw. Since its foundation, the main task of the Myanmar Military has been to offer the Myanmar Army transportation, logistics and ground assistance in the fight against insurgencies.
3 ] It is mainly used in Myanmar and, to a lesser extent, in aid missions[quote required], especially after the May 2008 cyclone Nargis. At the beginning of the 90s, the Burmese Luftwaffe rearmed its installations and established two new bases.
Burma's air force purchased more than 100 planes from the People's Republic of China, including F7 FIK fighters, FT-7 coaches, A-5C ground attack planes, FT-6M coaches, K-8 coaches and Y-8 transportation planes. The Burmese Air Force was re-named Myanmar Air Force in 1989 in accordance with the renaming of the Burmese land as Myanmar.
The Myanmar Air Force obtained its first shipment of 10 units of 10 units of FT-7 interceptor and two FT-7 trainers from China in December 1990, followed by another shipment of 12 units of 12 units of FT-7 interceptor in May 1993. Until the year 2000 the Myanmar Air Force obtained 62 fighter fighters from China. At a related store, Israel supplied at least one shipment of laser-guided missiles to Myanmar, but no further arms shipments are known.
The Luftwaffe has purchased at least one more series of F-7 and FT-7 planes from China since winning the Elbit order in 1997, but they have not been retrofitted. From 1992 to 2000 the Myanmar Airport Defence received 36 A-5C ground attack planes from China. The Myanmar Military also purchased 20 G-4 Super Galeb jets from Yugoslavia in 1991.
In spite of these modernization efforts, the Myanmar Air Force's ability to respond to the Battle of Border Post 9631 with Thailand and the May 2008 Cyclone Nargis rescues remains doubtful. In December 2015, an agreement was concluded with Pakistan to acquire the multi-purpose JF-17 Thunder aircraft to the Myanmar Air Force, a joint development of the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group and the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex.
The Myanmar Airport Force also used civil airports as front airports in the event of a military outbreak. The Myanmar Army has installed a fiber-optic communications system throughout the entire nation in 2010. It will be used for antiaircraft missions between the headquarters of the Central Command and several military base, early alert radars and portable anti-aircraft missiles and ammunition forces.
Following implementation of the fiber optics system and Myanmar Integrated Data Defense System (MIADS) will become the most advanced AD system in the area. Every Sector Operation Centre (SOC) is headed by a Major General and comprises an anti-aircraft department of the Myanmar Army and an interception pod of the Myanmar Air Force.
Myanmar Navy air defence frigates sometimes operate under the immediate control of the SOCs. Every air defense department is commandered by a brigadier general and is made up of three tactical task forces (TOC) and outfits. A Tactical Operations command (MRSAM-TOC) with three regiments fitted with a Buk M-1 or Kub rocket system is used as Area Defence Belt.
A Shor Range Air Defence Tactical Operations Command (SHORAD-TOC) with three units fitted with a Tor M-1 rocket system is used in point defense for crucial areas such as radars, hunting grounds and SOC HQ. An Electronic Reconnaissance Tactical Operations Command (EIR-TOC) with 6 to 8 radars and communications for early warning and prohibition alert.
The Myanmar flag (a triangular shaped piece with a blue border and a green area in the middle) is usually placed in six places. Myanmar Air Force's mail merge system will be used as a single entity as well as an independent airplane identification, but this has not yet been verified. The most older planes wore the series with the code "UB" and the numbers in Burmese language.
Fighter planes usually have back-to-back series. There were 122 passengers.