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.
Bangladesh Navy (BN) has issued a tender to procure two new maritime helicopters that can be used for anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface vessel warfare (ASuW), over-the-horizon targeting (OTHT). The navy also wants the helicopter to be used for operations such as maritime search and rescue (MSAR), medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), casualty evacuation (CASEVAC), and Special Forces missions
Two diesel electric submarines that Bangladesh recently purchased for $203 million from China, are obsolete, according to Russian expert. The submarines, which would become first that Bangladesh owns after they enter service in 2017, were constructed in the 1970s and were considered to be unsuccessful, Russian military expert Vasily Kashin was quoted as saying by
Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar during his two days visit has proposed a number of new initiatives to strengthen the capability of Bangladesh Armed Forces. During the visit, which concluded Thursday, Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had wide-ranging discussions with the political and military leadership of Bangladesh to further strengthen the ties between the armed forces of both the countries
India is planning to sign new defense cooperation pact to bolster its military supplies and technology transfer to Bangladesh during defense Minister Manohar Parrikar's visit to Dhaka later this month. Also the plans to upgrade military training, joint exercises as well as closer cooperation in counter-terrorism will be discussed under the defense cooperation framework during the defense Minister's visit, the
Bangladesh has received the first among two submarines, it purchased from China under $203 million deal. The submarines would be commissioned into the naval fleet at the beginning next year, Armed forces spokeswoman Taposhi Rabeya was quoted as saying by
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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
Russias Su-30SM jets made by Irkut Corp are on the procurement radar of Bangladesh which has put out a request for information (RFI) to buy eight multi-role fighter jets with an option of four more planes for its air force. “We are seeking information about the Su-30 and other planes”, Md Humayun Kabir, Defence Advisor in the Bangladesh High Commission, Kuala Lumpur told Defenseworld
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,
Bangladeshs Directorate General of Defence Purchases (DGDP) has issued a global tender for eight multi-role combat aircraft plus four options for the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF). The new fighters are being sought for fortifying Bangladeshs defensibility against aerial threats as well as providing it with a platform for anti-surface, maritime and offensive counter-air operations,
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