Headquarters of Myanmar air force is in Naipitow, the new capital city of burma. China & Russia is the main aviation supplier of Myanmar. Current Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Air Force is General Maung Maung Kyaw. This is the third and last part of this documentary.
Bangladesh Air Force operating Pakistan made Air Defense Systems automation. This C4I Command & Control System has been developed and produced by the Air Weapons Complex (AWC), a subsidiary of the NESCOM, Pakistan.
This automated computer system has integration with all of the air defense assets of Bangladesh Air Force. Likewise all fighter aircrafts, interceptor aircrafts, surveillance & reconnaissance assets, radar stations & surface-to-air missiles systems are integrated within this system.
Until now it is been found that the whole system operates smoothly without any flaws. BAF is satisfied with this system and thanked for.
Myanmar army has 11 Hwasong-6 short-range tactical ballistic missiles in its inventory. They bought these weapons system from North Korea somewhere in 90s. Hwasong-6 is a derivative of the Soviet era Scud Short-Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM). Soviet Union sold those to the N. Korean regime in 80s and Pyongyang made their own variant.
Experts belief that as many as 1,000 Hwasong-6 were manufactured and almost half of them were exported to various countries worldwide. Burmese military junta bought 11 of them. These Hwasong-6 missiles won’t give burma a clean chit security but their military would get a sense of security. These missiles poses no greater threat but civilian casualty is a must concern for neighbors. Because rogue burmese military has been accused, even, for its own peoples killing.
World must take a notice of it and get rid of this menace of peace in the region. Myanmar military creating instability in the South Asian region. They’re incapable, rogue, drug smuggling, civilian killer military. They deserve punishment in all the way.
BD Air Force started to modernize their existing eight Mig-29 fighter jets to the latest “SMT” variant. This modernization includes new multi-mode multifunctional fire control radar, better performance engine, other advanced avionics and latest weaponry with BVR air-to-air missiles.
Bangladesh Air Force has six single-seat & two twin-seat Mig-29s which were bought from Russia in 2000. Already these fighter jets of BAF has been overhauled two times. These are the most advanced fighter jets Bangladesh has in its advanced combat jet inventory.
On the other side, myanmar air force also proceeding to upgrade their 31 Mig-29s. Currently the relations between Bangladesh and myanmar disrupted severely over Rohingya genocide issues. Myanmar air force helicopters also violated Bangladesh’s airspace several times, though, Dhaka restrained from shooting them down.
As experts saying, if Bangladesh Air Force doesn’t briefly increase their advanced fighter jet number then the country’s airspace could face severe threats from regional hegemonic entity like india and myanmar. Recent news suggests that BAF has ordered 16 Chengdu J-10C fighter jets from China. Those advanced Chinese fighter jets will join BAF within years.
The price of the whole upgradation program hasn’t published but can be assumed it is not tiny. But it is for sure that true BVR capability will boost BAF’s air warfare power. Those fighter jets are currently assigned with the No. 8 Squadron which is based on the Kurmitola Air Base in Dhaka.
Bangladesh Air Force conducted live air-to-air missile firing test recently to calibrate and augment air warfare capabilities. In this training Mig-29, F-7BGI and L-39ZA aircrafts participated. All the combat planes were from the Kurmitola Air Base. This training exercise was successful.
Bangladesh Air Force going to induct Chinese FD-2000 surface-to-air missile system very soon
FD-2000 SAM System is the export designation of the HQ-9 long-range air defense system developed by China will come to the Bangladesh Air Force’s Integrated Air Defense brigade
Bangladesh Air Force going to induct Chinese FD-2000 long-range surface-to-air missile defense system.
This acquisition will be activated just after deployment of the LY-80E medium-range air defense system. BAF currently has no such defensive military equipment rather some FM-90B short-range air defence missile systems in active service. FD-2000 is the export designation of the domestic Chinese version of HQ-9 long-range SAM system. It’s developed by the CPMIEC.
Bangladesh Armed Forces has seeking some affordable and cost-effective air defense systems, which can be integrated into country’s existing air defence command network. BAF previously evaluating some options and choose Chinese one. This SAM platform will be deployed to protect Bangladesh’s important civil-military installations around the country.
This long-range missile defense system has 200km of slant range. Can engage targets up to 27km altitude. Its main search radar can track 100 targets and designate 50 of them. Main fire control radar guide 6 interceptor missiles to hit 6 targets simultaneously. It is very much capable to operate under intensive enemy electronic jamming environment.
FD-2000 SAM system can intercept fighter aircraft, attack helicopters, UAVs as well as cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, air-to-ground missiles and stand-off range precision guided bombs too. Search and tracking radars have anti-stealth capabilities to track & shoot down stealth aircrafts.
In recent aggressive posture of the burmese military near Bangladeshi border has rattled the thoughts of military leaderships in Dhaka. Bangladesh Army was fully prepared to strike into burmese territory due their violations of international laws and diplomatic gestures. Hundreds of thousands innocent Rohingya peoples has been murdered by the military junta of myanmar. Almost 1 million of them fled to Bangladesh to save their life. Burma clearly committed history’s one of the most brutal genocide against this ethnic minority. General Secretary of the United Nations declared this act as the “text book example of genocide”.
After killing hundred thousands of Rohingya peoples burmese army started to provoke Bangladesh by violating the airspace several times. They frequently did it. Bangladesh Army deployed heavy artillery, troops, combat helicopters, riverine brigades along the burmese border but refrained from order full scale operation due to the absence of an effective air defense system. Bangladesh Air Force’s air power is not enough to give air support for such an operation. Hence army stopped. By analyzing all the recent development in the region Bangladesh harshly felt her needs for long-range, deep coverage surface-to-air missile systems. And now, FD-2000 LRSAM is coming.
Bangladesh Aeronautical Center is the first of its kind in the country poised to manufacture modern fighter jets for the Bangladesh Air Force
Government established Bangladesh Aeronautical Center (BAC) as the starter of the aviation industry in Bangladesh to reduce dependency on foreign sources for various aviation equipment for civilian and military use.
Bangladesh Air Force’s Bangabandhu Aeronautical Center (BAC) is the country’s first of its kind. This is a Bangladesh Ministry of Defense-owned aerospace defense security and advanced technology venture mainly focusing on avionics, aviation, and high-tech electronics. BAC poised to build modern fighter jets in Bangladesh within next decade. BAC’s work domain includes aircraft design, development & manufacturing, and producing avionics systems for country’s armed forces. Manufacture and maintenance of radar, unmanned aerial vehicle and other defense systems for Bangladesh Army & Bangladesh Navy. It also performs maintenance and overhauling of the civil-military airplanes.
There are strict restriction of exporting any product, technology or services to any foreign party. Bangladesh Air Force is operating and managing all the activities of this aviation industry. BAC is going to make operational an F-7 overhaul plant for BAF’s F-BG+F-7BGI fleet upgradation. Unmanned aerial vehicles will be built in BAC soon. An advanced 4.5th generation fighter jet development/manufacturing program has been planned to be done in BAC. Other allied aviation products like fighter jet spares, civil airplane’s parts, aerial munitions, aviation electronics, ground based radar systems etc. also are the products of BAC.
On the other side of the border myanmar negotiating with China & Pakistan for license building of the CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder in home. It suggests that the JF-17 will be myanmar air force’s main workhorse in the coming days. To maintain technological edge-over against burma Bangladesh must take measures sooner than later to start building/assembling any 4.5th fighter jet in home. It not only helps our air force to build a handsome fleet of modern combat jets as well as also give positive contribution to the country’s economy. BAC has collaborating with Russian Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, JSC Irkut Corporation and Chinese Hongdu Aviation Industry Group. Main products would be_
Aircraft maintenance Helicopter Maintenance Military communications Aerial navigation Defense electronics Missile defense elements UAV systems
Bangabandhu Aeronautical Center has an opportunity to create a high-tech military aviation industry in the guise of BAF’s needs. The intention of BAC is to use indigenous resources and manpower at most. It is now time to come up with all our possibilities to ensure national security and economic strength through local defense equipment manufacturing. After meeting the country’s armed forces needs many military hardware can be exported to the friendly countries to earn more money for the R&D. We hope all the best and perfect for the Bangabandhu Aeronautical Center. We hope we’ll be strong against all odds, in home & abroad. BANGLDESH ZINDABAD.