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,
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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