Commissioning of the ship was timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the founding of Myanmar (Burmese) fleet.
“The characteristics of the Inlay patrol ship are not exactly known, but it has been reported that it has a length of 81 m. The total displacement is estimated at about 1500 tons. The ship is armed with a Chinese 57-mm 66 twin-engine automatic artillery, apparently removed from one of the old Chinese small anti-submarine ships of the 037 project (the Myanmar navy consisted of ten 037 ships received from the PRC at the beginning of the 1990), ” in the material.
In 2015, the Myanmar media reported on plans to build a series of ten Innlay-type patrol ships.
Myanmar is aggressively developing its own military shipbuilding. Earlier, two relatively simple Anawrahta and Bayinnaung corvettes were built in Sinmalaik, commissioned in 2001-2003, and then three more frigates of a better design - F 11 Aung Zeya, F 12 Kyan Sittha (commissioned in 2011 and 2014 years ), F 14 Sin Phyu Shin (2015 year), and a large corvette of the new type Tabinshwehti (December 2016 year).
Ships are built with technical assistance from China and the DPRK.