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01:34 PM, December 9, 2016
Bangladesh To Procure Eight MRCA, Six Mi-171, Two SAR Helicopters This Fiscal Year
Mi-171 helicopter

Bangladesh has planned to procure eight Multi-role Combat Aircraft, medium lift helicopters and radars for its Air Force in the current fiscal year.

Besides procurement deals were signed in the 2015-’16 fiscal year to procure two training helicopters, one Short Range Air Defence Radar (SHORAD) system, one Long Range Air Defence Radar and 11 PT-6 Basic Trainer planes for making the Bangladesh Air Force more dynamic, Law Minister Anisul Huq was quoted as saying by local media Thursday.

In the current fiscal year, a plan was taken to procure six MI-171 SH Helicopters, two Maritime Search and Rescue (MSAR) helicopters, one Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MSAM) system and one UAV System, Huq, also incharge of the defense ministry said in a reply to a question inside the parliament.

There is also a plan to procure more MRCA, medium lift helicopter and Mobile pulse Doppler Radar (MPDR) in the future, the minister said.

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