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”. “The plans would be implemented by 2030 Insha Allah,” Hasina was quoted as saying by Newsnext during the commissioning two Chinese submarines in Bangladesh’s naval fleet Sunday.
“Besides, our own capability to construct warships is being boosted and the work on building modern LPCs is underway at Khulna Shipyard,” she said.
India offered to train Bangladesh navy crews in operating submarines after Dhaka recently acquired the first of two boats in January. India and Bangladesh are in discussion to ink a comprehensive defence pact during the visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasnia to India in April, Hindustan Times reported earlier this month.
India is eying is a comprehensive defence pact that encompasses training, sale of military hardware and military to military cooperation. India is also willing commit up to 500 million USD in line of credit for military cooperation with Dhaka.
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,
Bangladesh Army has test fired China developed FM-90 surface-to-air missile on Tuesday Morning. The missile that is known with its HQ-7 designation has a range of 15km radius, and 25km radar
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
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
Leonardo has signed a contract with RUAG Aviation to provide its Seaspray 5000E Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars for the two RUAG Dornier 228 multi mission surveillance aircraft ordered by the Bangladesh Navy. The new aircraft will be used to help monitor and protect Bangladeshs 120,000 square kilometers of maritime territorial area and exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
In line with Armed Forces Goal 2030 modernization program, the Bangladesh Navy has vowed to build its warships indigenously from its shipyards across the country, instead of completely relying on foreign ship builders. Chittagong Dry Dock Limited, one of the three shipyards operated by the Bangladesh Navy, has taken up a project to build 6 guided missile frigates, which if as planned will be indigenously built, Bangladesh Military Forces website bdmilitary
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
Indian Navy has cautioned Reliance-controlled Pipavav shipyard in Gujarat of penalties if it delays the delivery of ships and other contract works. The shipyard has not been able to meet deadlines, which in turn has adversely affected the operational capabilities of the Navy, naval officials were quoted by
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