Myanmar to Obtain Pantsir-S1 & Orlan-10E

Myanmar signed a document with Russia on 22 January where the latter will supply the former with Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems, Orlan-10E unmanned aerial vehicles, and radar stations said the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Friday.

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"On behalf of the Russian side, the agreement was signed by the deputy head of the Russian military department, Colonel-General Alexander Fomin," said the Ministry in its statement.

The two countries also signed an Agreement on the Safety of Aircraft Flights. This agreement is a continuation of cooperation between the defence departments of Russia and Myanmar.

The Russian Ministry of Defence published a statement today saying that the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, who is on an official visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Myanmar, Senior General Min Aung Hline attended the signing of the Document.

Military-technical cooperation between Myanmar and Russia has been long standing for twenty years already, since 2001, through which Russia supplied Myanmar with 30 MiG-29 aircraft, 12 combat training Yak-130, six Su-30SME, 10 Mi-24 and Mi-35P helicopters, 8 Pechora-2M anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as radar stations, armoured vehicles and artillery systems. Maintenance and modernisation of equipment is carried out in a joint service technical center created on the territory of Myanmar for servicing all types of equipment, both aviation and armoured vehicles.

This cooperation has continued to grow over the past five years. Units of the Armed Forces of Myanmar regularly take part in the International Army Games and combat training events. Furthermore, Myanmar tool part in the Caucasus-2020 strategic command-post exercise. In 2018, an Intergovernmental Agreement was signed on a simplified procedure for the entry of warships into the ports of Russia and Myanmar.

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