Bangladesh will build two new airbases in the northeast region to bolster its Air Force.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the announcement after inspecting a parade on Sunday by young Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) officers in Jessore, 164 km from Dhaka, Xinhua news agency reported.
She said steps were on to establish the new air bases in southern region of Barisal and in Sylhet in the northeast. Hasina expressed optimism that the BAF would turn into "a most modern Air Force soon".
The first two female combat helicopter pilots of Bangaldesh are set to become the first female pilots to join the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo. According to an Inter Services Public Relation Directorate (ISPR) press release on Monday said their team would leave for Congo on Thursday for the one-year-long peacekeeping mission,
Bangladesh Navy has ordered two more Dornier 228 unarmed twin turborprop maritime patrol aircraft under a contract signed with German aerospace company Ruag Aviation. The Dornier 228NG aircraft will serve to support surveillance and patrol flights for all aspects of maritime security, exclusive economic zone control, and search and rescue (SAR) operations
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,
The Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has inked a deal to purchase an unspecified number of C-130J Mk5 transport aircraft from the United Kingdom. “Under a government-to-government agreement, the handing over ceremony of title transfer of newly procured C-130J Mk5 military transport aircraft from UK to Bangladesh Air Force was held in UK on July 12 in presence of Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat”, a Bangladesh MoD statement said on Tuesday
Bangladesh has signed a government to government contract with China to buy an additional batch of K-8W jet trainers for its Air Force. The contract was signed between the Bangladesh Air Force and China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC, part of the Chinese state corporation AVIC) on Wednesday
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