16 December 2021
Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Wednesday attended a ceremony to commission airplanes and helicopters of the Tatmadaw (Air) into service.
During the ceremony at the Flying Training Base in Meiktila Station to mark the 74th Anniversary of the Tatmadaw (Air), Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw extended greetings to the commissioning of airplanes and helicopters. In his address, Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said it is necessary to build the Tatmadaw to be the strong, capable and modern armed forces.
As the multipurpose fighter planes were upgraded and more fighters, transport planes and helicopters and fighter helicopters were added to the Tatmadaw (Air), its capacity could be upgraded to control Myanmar’s aerospace territory.
Hence, upgrading and research must be done for having second and third-generation aircraft. Only when all officers and the rank and file of mechanical engineering, navigation, radar and meteorological sectors work in concert, will they successfully perform all military operations, the Senior General added.
At the ceremony, aircraft of the Tatmadaw (Air) including MTX-1A training plane, light helicopters, fighter helicopters, transport helicopters and transport airplanes saluted the Senior General.
Training jets, jet fighters and multipurpose fighters performed skill demonstrations. This ceremony continued with releasing 74 birds and sprinkling scented water on the commissioned aircraft.
The Senior General also greeted the pilots who participated in the skill demonstration and presented cash awards.
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