Kyan Sittha-class frigate

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Class overview
Builders: Myanmar Naval Dockyard
Operators:  Myanmar Navy
Preceded by: UMS Aung Zeya
Built: 2012
In commission: 31 March 2014
Completed: 2
  • UMS Kyan Sittha (F-12)
  • UMS Sinbyushin (F-14)
General characteristics
Type: Frigate
Displacement: 3,000 ton (estimated)
Length: 108 m (354 ft)
Beam: 13.5 m (44 ft)
Propulsion: CODAD, 4 × SEMT Pielstick 16 PA6 STC diesels, 5700 kW (7600+ hp @ 1084 rpm) each
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h) estimated
Range: 3,800 mi (6,100 km) estimated
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • BEL RAWL-02 Mk III L-band 2D search radar [1]
  • Chinese Type 362 missile-targeting radar
  • 2 x Type 347 series fire control raders
  • BEL HMS-X hull mounted sonar[2]
Aircraft carried: 1 x Harbin Z-9 or Kamov Ka-27
Aviation facilities: helicopter deck and enclosed hangar

Kyan Sittha class frigate is a class of frigates operated by the Myanmar Navy. The UMS Kyansittha (F-12) is the first Myanmar Navy frigate that has reduced radar cross section features on its design. The ship incorporates various electronic suite and weaponry system from India, China and Russia. The lead ship of the class is named for Kyansittha, king of Pagan Dynasty of Myanmar (Burma).

The first frigate (F-12) was commissioned on 31 March 2014, two days after the launch of the second frigate UMS Sinphyushin (F14), which was named after Sinphyushin, king of Konbaung Dynasty of Myanmar.[3][4][5][6][7]

Ships of the class[edit]

Name Pennant Builder Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Homeport
Kyan Sittha F12 Myanmar Naval Dockyard 22 October 2012 31 March 2014
Sin Phyushin F14 Myanmar Naval Dockyard 29 March 2014 24 December 2015

See also[edit]


  2. ^ "India's BEL to begin installation of HMS-X sonars on Myanmar frigates".
  3. ^ John Pike (2013-01-07). "FFG Aung Zeya". Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  4. ^ "Myanmar commissions first frigate with reduced RCS - IHS Jane's 360". 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  5. ^ "Homemade Stealth Frigate of Myanmar Navy | Bangladesh Defence". 1971-12-18. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  6. ^ Diposkan oleh NurW (2014-04-03). "DEFENSE STUDIES: Myanmar Quietly Finishing 2nd Stealth Frigate". Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  7. ^ "Myanmar commissions second frigate with reduced RCS, hospital ship".