The space-based system would allow Burma’s civil aviation authority to monitor air traffic over remote areas without increasing investment in on-the-ground infrastructure.
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Increasing air traffic through the Bay of Bengal is prompting greater cooperation between Burma, India and Thailand on the issue. The collaboration is improving safety standards, and Burma is also working to increase its technical and disaster response ability, according to Win Swe Tun, director of Burma’s Department of Civil aviation. Air traffic in the country’s airspace …
Chinese armed forces are on high alert in the Sino-Burmese border region as clashes between Burmese soldiers and rebels continue in Kokang.
Sabotage and hijacking have reportedly not been ruled out as radar-tracking evidence suggests a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner was deliberately flown across the Malay peninsula towards the Andaman Islands.
China has carried out its first transfer of armoured vehicles to the UWSA in what may be a bid by Beijing to use the powerful group as a source of leverage in Burma as the government develops stronger ties with the US