Bangladesh has entered into a Government-to-government deal with the United Kingdom to purchase two C-130J C5 tactical transport aircraft to boost transport capabilities of its air force.
Financed under the FY 2017-2018 defense budget, Bangladesh will become the ninth operator of the C-130J C5 in Asia, bdmilitary.com reported Thursday. However, the details are not known yet.
Dhaka currently has four Lockheed C-130E Hercules aircraft and two Let L-410 Turbolet Transport aircraft in its transport aircraft fleet.
The C5 variant of the C-130J has been modified and upgraded to include new Allison AE turboprop engines and Dowty Aerospace six-bladed composite propellers. The C-130J is used for tactical operations, parachute insertions and air dispatch of cargo.
The Bangladesh Air Force has inked a contract with Russias Rosoboronexport to buy five Mi-171Sh Military Transport Helicopters at an undisclosed value. The contract signing ceremony was held at Air Headquarters in Dhaka on 12 June 2017
Bangladesh has taken a project to construct frigates at Chittagong Dry Dock run by its navy and will achieve self-reliance in building warships, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said. The present government has already taken various short and long-term plans to build Bangladesh Navy as an effective “three-dimensional force”
Bangladesh has commissioned two submarines bought from China for $203 million. The submarines, “Nabajatra” and “Joyjatra” will be used to secure Bangladeshs territories in the Bay of Bengal by neighbouring Myanmar and India,
The Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has inked a deal to purchase an unspecified number of C-130J Mk5 transport aircraft from the United Kingdom. “Under a government-to-government agreement, the handing over ceremony of title transfer of newly procured C-130J Mk5 military transport aircraft from UK to Bangladesh Air Force was held in UK on July 12 in presence of Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat”, a Bangladesh MoD statement said on Tuesday
Two external fuel tanks of a Bangladesh F-7 fighter jet dropped in a village during mid flight. The fighter jet dropped near a road in Nilnagar of Nabinagar upazila in Brahmanbaria around 11:00am Tuesday,
Bangladesh Army is looking to buy as many as 680 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) in view of standardizing the Ukraine-made armoured vehicles. Bangladesh Military Forces website
Russian-made Bangladesh Air Force Yak-130 combat trainer crashed at Lohagora in Chittagong with no casualties. The aircraft crashed at 3
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