Myanmar Air Defense Vehicles and more appear on social medias
Pictures tweeted on March 30 by Caesar and other social media users but apparently originated from Myanmar Defence Collection show scarce images of air defense vehicles operated by the army of Myanmar, based on locally-made Naung Yoe utility vehicles.
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MADV 2 is an upgraded version of MADV and fitted with the fighting module which can accommodate twin Igla-S (SA-24) and a 14.5mm HMG. The two visible machine guns are Pakistani-made MG3/MG1A3, a German license-produced weapon dating back to World War 2, then designated MG42 (Picture source: Twitter account of Caesar/Indrastra.com)
Myanmar's Air Defence Command was formed during the late 1990s but was not fully operational until late 1999. It was renamed Bureau of Air Defense in the early 2000s (decade). In early 2000, Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) established the Myanmar Integrated Air Defence System (MIADS) with assistance from Russia and China.
Naung Yoe Technologies, which, at first, doesn’t really seem to be (but maybe is) the manufacturer of the vehicles illustrated here, was established in 2005 and started operating in security, networking, integration and implementation of electronic security system equipment products in Myanmar and has a wide variety of embedded security systems in the electronic security domain in industrial, corporate and residential sectors. The company specializes in finding the right solution and consulting its clients in the field of security, communication, oil and gas, IT, hospitality, governmental and private sectors in Myanmar. Is the production of military vehicles locally developed an additional activity of this company? It should be checked.
Myanmar people have a long tradition of copying and modifying various models of Willys Jeeps dating back to World War 2 and after, until recent models. As assessed by Army Recognition’s chief editor since the 1990s, they make all the body parts by hand with a trend to produce them in series, while the mechanical parts are recuperated from scrapped Jeeps, mostly U.S. or Japanese, sometimes Indian Mahindra.
The modern vehicles shown here appear to be serial ones but the figures are unknown. Actual induction of these vehicles in the Myanmar army would be interesting.
MADV 2 is an upgraded version of MADV and fitted with the fighting module which can accommodate twin Igla-S (SA-24) and a 14.5mm HMG. The two visible machine guns are Pakistani-made MG3/MG1A3, a German license-produced weapon dating back to World War 2, then designated MG42 (Picture source: Myanmar Defence Weapons)
Myanmar Air Defense Vehicle (Picture source: Myanmar Defence Weapons)
Myanmar Air Defense Vehicle/MADV in special forces version (Picture source: Twitter account of Caesar)
Myanmar Air Defense Vehicle/MADV tactical vehicle (Picture source: Myanmar Defence Weapons)
Naung Yoe adaptation of the AM General Humvee (Picture source: mmmilitary)