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 bdmilitary.com reported that the government-owned Directorate General of Defence Purchase (DGDP) is awarding a lucrative contract estimated $1 billion to Turkish firm Delta Defence for supplying modified Ukrainian armoured vehicles built as per tender specifications of the Bangladesh Army.
According to the source, the Army looks to buy 600 Tur-K2 and 80 Tur-K3 multipurpose armored vehicles. They will be delivered in phases with first 100 due for delivery in 2018, another 150 in 2019 and all remaining units by 2022.
The Tur-K2 is a Ukrainian Kozak-2m 4×4 armoured vehicle that based on 4×4 truck Iveco Eurocargo. The Tur-K3 is a Ukrainian Otaman 6×6 wheeled personnel carriers.
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
Russian-made Bangladesh Air Force Yak-130 combat trainer crashed at Lohagora in Chittagong with no casualties. The aircraft crashed at 3
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
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 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
Barrett Communications has won US$11.5 million contract from Bangladesh Ministry of Defence (MoD) for tactical radio communications equipment
Italian Fincantieri has delivered the last two of four Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to the Bangladesh coast guard (BCG). The OPVs are derived from the modernization and conversion of dismantled Minerva-class corvette of the Italian Navy
The Bangladesh Army is seeking light-weight towed howitzers that are helicopter portable in view of standardizing the 155mm calibre artillery systems. Bangladesh Military Forces website bdmilitary
The Bangladesh Air Force has received first of three refurbished Antonov An-32 transport aircraft. Ukraines SE PLANT 410 CA aircraft-repair enterprise handed over the transport aircraft on Sunday,
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,
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