Myanmar Air Force Uses Chinese made UAV
Myanmar Air Force is reported to have acquired 11 Sky-02A from Beijing Micropilot company of China as part of the Air Force effort to venture into unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology. It has also been reported that ever since the procurement, local copies have been made on the UAV in which 24 are currently in service.
The Myanmar Air Force connection with China is not limited with UAV. It also operates more than 20 Chengdu F-7M/FT-7S Airguard fighters and similar numbers of Nanchang A-5C Fantan attack aircraft. It also procured Shenyang J-6 fighters and Hongdu K-8 Karakoram.
12 of these advanced jet trainers were procured with planned local production for 50 of such is in the pipeline.
The Chinese connection with Air Force is also visible in its transport fleet which include Shaanxi Y-8, Xian MA-60 and Harbin Y-12 Panda transport aircraft.
Malaysia Flying Herald