Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing observed and inspected the Tatmadaw army, navy, air force combined military exercise known as “Sinbyushin” held in the northwest command Pathein cantonment. The exercise was held with an aim toward security and defence of the country and to raise the capability of conducting conventional warfare.
Also in attendance were the Commander-in-Chief (Navy), Commander-in-Chief (Air), high ranking officers from the Commander-in-Chief’s Office, the southwest command commander, Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) personnel, and local and foreign media.
The Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief and party were first briefed about the exercise with a Power Point presentation and a scaled-down tabletop model by the commanding officer of the exercise southwest command commander Maj-Gen Tayza Kyaw. Related commanders of the army, navy and air forces also explained their respective parts in the exercise.
The Joint Operation Command Center was also inspected, after which the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief observed the Tatmadaw army, navy, air force combined military exercise “Sinbyushin” involving battalion level combine attack of infantry and armor.
Sinbyushin, literally meaning “the possessor of the white elephant”, was a famous Burmese king.
Yesterday’s exercise involved transport of artillery hooked to a helicopter and a combined infantry and armor attack on an enemy position.
The Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief viewed the division-level attack exercise, which involves the firing of multiple rocket launchers, a preliminary air attack by Tatmadaw (Air) fighters and helicopters on the enemy position and a final attack on the enemy position with infantry.
The Commander-in-Chief then inspected the military support bases and the 20-bed battlefield hospital.
The second part of the Tatmadaw army, navy, air force combined exercise will be held today.