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49-meter FAC-M

Myanmar has completed the first of ten new FAC-M vessels, which besides having weapon system and electronic suite from the Russian-Chinese combination, also incorporates RCS technology much like other main ASEAN naval power such as Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand and Malaysia. One of the most significant development for Myanmar Navy in 2013 was the launching of new FAC (Stealth)(pennant number P 491) which is 49 meter long and armed with 4 x C 802 SSMs and a single AK 630 CIWS. A second ship of this class was already under construction and expected to be completed by early 2014. Myanmar Navy planned to build 10 ships of this class.

Kanwa Defense Review, a magazine published by Andrei Pinkov, a military analyst from Canada, said Myanmar's stealth looked very similar to the 500-tonne fast attack craft the PLA Navy turned over to Pakistan in 2012. The new stealth missile boat will likely carry the C-802 or C-802A like its counterpart in Pakistan, the article said. This demonstrates that China still has strong influence over Myanmar despite the end of the nation's military regime. Islamabad is also negotiating with Beijing to purchase the C-602 missile, according to Kanwa.

Ship List
# Name Builder Laid
Launch Comm Decomm Notes
491 2012
492 2013
493 2014
494 2015
495 2016
496 2017
497 2018
498 2019
499 2020
500 2021

Displacement, full 500 tons
Displacement, light tons
GT (Gross Tonnage) tons
NT (Net Tonnage) tons
DWT (Deadweight) tons
Length, O/A 49 meters / feet
Length, W/L meters / feet
Length, B/P meters / feet
Max Beam meters / feet
Draft meters / feet
Height meters / feet
Propulsion Type
Number of Main Engine(s)
Main Engine builder
Main Model
Main RPM
Main power
Speed, maximum knots
Speed, Cruise Knots
Range nautical miles at knots
Stores endurance days
Weapons Systems 4 x C 802 SSM
1 x AK 630 CIWS

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