Sunday, May 26, 2013

Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar (Burma)
Capital: Naypyidaw
Largest City: Rangoon (Yangon)
Population of about 55 million people
Rangoon (Yangon) Harbor
The Bay of Bengal lies to the south west.
Myanmar shares a large border area with numerous nations.

Controlled by a military junta from 1988-2011
Elections held in 2011. President elected.
The military junta was called State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) from 1988-1997, and from the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) from 1997-2011.
Tourism and drug trafficking based economy. Large opium growing areas. Government and ethnic guerrilla forces involved.
Part of the “Golden Triangle”, a large 367,000 square mile area in which opium grows wild. This area includes portions of Burma, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand
Guerrillas from various ethnic groups use other nations as safe havens. Many of the ethnic guerrilla groups have secret training camps in the various countries that border Myanmar.

Armed Forces of Myanmar (Tatmadaw)
492,000 total military personnel

North Korean engineers helped the government of Myanmar in the construction of a large underground tunnel complex. Many technical advisers.

Myanmar Air Force
Approximately 23,000 personnel

MiG-29 fighter aircraft (32)

J-7 (F-7) fighter aircraft (38)

J-6 fighter aircraft (1)?
A-5 attack aircraft (36)

JH-7 (12)
G-4 Super Galeb (4)

Yak-130 advanced trainer/light attack aircraft (12)
K-8 advanced trainer/light attack aircraft (32)
Y-8 transport aircraft

Fokker F-27 transport aircraft
Fairchild FH-227 transport aircraft
Grob G-120 trainer aircraft (10)

Mi-35 Hind attack helicopters (60)

Mi-17 Hip transport helicopters (11)
Mi-2 helicopters
UH-1 helicopters (10)
PZL W-3 Polish made helicopters (10)
Bell 206 helicopters
SA.316 Alouette III helicopters

Myanmar Navy
19,000 personnel

Naval Ensign of Myanmar 

Frigates with C803 anti-ship missiles (4)
F11 Aung Zeya
F12 Kyansittha
F21 Mahar Bandoola
F23 Mahar Thiha Thura
Stealth Frigate (1)

Corvettes with C802 anti-ship missiles (2)
771 UMS Anawratha

772 UMS Bayinnaung

Fast Attack Craft- Missile with C802 anti-ship missiles (17)

Fast Attack Craft- Gun (9)
Fast Attack Craft- Submarine Chaser (9)
Mine Warfare vessel (1)
Gun Boats (20)
Large Patrol Craft (2)
Cruiser Patrol Craft (2)
Coastal Patrol Craft (17)
Patrol Boats (13)
River Patrol Boats (46)
Landing Ships (7)
Coastal Survey Ship (1)
Transport ships (4)

Floating Dry Dock (1)

Unmanned Surface Vessel 

C802 anti-ship missiles
C803 (YJ-83) anti-ship missiles

Naval Base Air Defense
Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns

ZPU-2 anti-aircraft guns

Naval personnel

Naval Base Air Defense personnel


Naval Infantry Battalions


Myanmar Navy SEALs

Myanmar Army
Approximately 350,000 personnel

MBT 2000 tanks
T-72 tanks (139)

Type 69 II tanks (80)

Type 59D tanks (160)

T-55 tanks (10)
Type 63 light tanks (150)

Type 62 light tanks (105)?
PTL02- Chinese made 6x6 wheeled tank destroyers with 100mm guns.

EE-9 armored reconnaissance vehicles (150)

YW 531H (Type 85) armored personnel carriers (250)
Type 90 armored personnel carriers (55)
BTR-3U armored personnel carriers (1000) Ukrainian made 8x8 armored personnel carriers

MPV - Mine Protected Vehicle. Indian made armored personnel carrier. (10)
MT-LB armored personnel carriers (26)
Ferret armored reconnaissance vehicles (45)
Humber Pig armored cars (40)
BAAC 87 armored personnel carriers. Made in Myanmar. (25)
BAAC 83 armored personnel carriers. Made in Myanmar. (11)
BAAC 73 armored cars. Made in Myanmar. (20)
BAAC 84 armored cars
BAAC 85 armored cars
BAAC 86 armored cars
Naung Yoe 4x4 utility vehicles. Made in Myanmar. 

M-1991 240mm North Korean made multiple rocket launchers (90)
Type 90 122mm multiple rocket launchers (90)

Type 81 122mm multiple rocket launcher

BM-21 122mm multiple rocket launchers (190)
Type 63 towed 107mm multiple rocket launchers (48)
BA-84 towed Myanmar made 122mm multiple rocket launchers.

SH1 self propelled 155mm howitzers (150)

B-52 Nora self propelled 155mm howitzers (30)
D-30 towed 122mm howitzers (270)
KH-179 towed South Korean made 155mm howitzers (100)
M-48 towed Yugoslavian made 76mm mountain gun. (100)
M84 israeli made 155mm howitzers
Type 59 130mm gun

Anti-Tank Weapons
M-18 57mm
Type 36 57mm
M20 Super Bazooka
Type 52 Recoilless Guns
Type 56 Recoilless Guns
Type 65 Recoilless Guns
Type 78 Recoilless Guns
Carl Gustav
M40 Recoilless Guns
MA14 (copy of the Carl Gustav)
MA10 (copy of the RPG-7)

Type 56 anti-tank rocket launchers (Chinese copy of the RPG-2)
Type 69 anti-tank rocket launchers (Chinese copy of the RPG-7)

Small Arms
M2HB Browning .50 cal machine guns
MG3 machine guns
MA-12 light machine guns
BA-100 rifle. Primarily used as a sniper rifle.
AKM assault rifles
Type 56 assault rifles (Chinese copy of the AK-47)
Type 81 assault rifles (Chinese made)
BA-63 assault rifles (Burmese copy of the G-3)
MA-1 assault rifles (Burmese 5.56mm copy of the Galil)

MA-1 Mk I

MA-1 Mk II

MA-1 Mk III bullpup rifle.

MA-3 carbine. Carbine version of the MA-1 assault rifle.
MA-4 Mk I assault rifle. Basically a MA-1 with a 40mm grenade launcher.

MA-4 Mk II


MA-11 (Burmese made copy of the HK 33)
BA-72 carbine (Carbine version of the BA-63)
AK-74 assault rifles
AKSU-74 assault rifles
BA-52 9mm sub-machine guns
BA-94 9mm sub-machine gun (copy of the Uzi)

Sterling L2A3 sub-machine guns
FN 35 9mm Browning High Power pistols

Air Defense
Bloodhound surface-to-air missiles
SA-2 (S-75) surface-to-air missiles
SA-3 (S-125) surface-to-air missiles

KS-1A surface-to-air missiles 

SA-6 (2K12) surface-to-air missiles
SA-11 (9K37 Buk M1) surface-to-air missiles
SA-15 (9K331 TOR-M1) surface-to-air missiles
SA-19 (Tunguska) air defence system

SA-18 (9K38 Igla) surface-to-air missiles
Myanmar Air Defence Vehicles (MADV)- Igla missiles on Naung Yoe 4x4 vehicles

SA-16 (9K310 Igla-1)

Large amount of anti-aircraft guns

Special Operations Task Force


Military Intelligence

Myanmar Police Force
Approximately 72,000 personnel

Ka Pa Sa BA64 machine guns (MG3 copy)
Bren machine guns

Ka Pa Sa BA100 sniper rifles

Ka Pa Sa BA63 assault rifles (G3 copy)
Type 56 assault rifles
AK-47/AKM assault rifles
M-16 assault rifles
Norinco CQ assault rifles
Lee Enfield rifles
M1 Garand rifles
M1 carbines

Ka Pa Sa BA52 sub-machine guns (Italian TZ-45 copy)
Sten sub-machine guns

Browning Hi-Power pistols
Enfield revolvers
Colt Detective Special revolvers

Special Intelligence Department (Special Branch)

Myanmar Police pictures



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