URGENT PURCHASE: Bangladesh Buying LARGE NUMBER of High-Tech WEAPONS For The Army & Air Force To Tackle Burma’s Jingoism

Bangladesh Army Plans to Purchase a Large Amount of High-Tech Weapons & Equipment Urgently

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Bangladesh Army & BAF will purchase latest generation tanks, APCs, air defense systems, howitzer guns, advanced fighter jets, and some other military equipment soon. As economy growing slow Bangladesh also slowed the modernization processes of her Armed Forces. Although, current economic constraints Bangladesh Army & Bangladesh Air Force decided to purchase some military equipment & weapons quickly.

This is to enhance operational capabilities and flexibilities. Most of the weapons and systems will come from European Union and Chinese sources. Bangladesh is peace loving country working for establish peace in the world through the UN Peace Keeping Missions. Hence, Armed Forces of Bangladesh needs various types of military hardware to accomplish those vital missions worldwide, especially in African continent. Bangladesh is the largest troop contributor to the UNPK Missions.

Most of the military hardware will come from the EU, Russia and China. Bangladesh enjoys great, cordial relation with EU nations.

BD Army will selected Chinese NORINCO made VT5 light tanks to purchase under this quick acquisition program. How many will be bought that’s still unclear. Turkey offered its MKEK 18 tons towed artillery but Bangladesh needs something light to be transported through the existing helicopter by under-sling carrying options. BA also searching for a highly advanced medium range surface-to-air missile system. According to news BA got offer from MBDA Missile System’s for its SAMP/T Aster-30 SAM system, though, it’s not selected yet. Other equipment like Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs), Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) etc. are also included in the list.

Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) planned to purchase a squadron of 4++ generation fighter jets from reliable origin. Either it could be Russia or China who can provide BAF 4++/4+ generation combat jets. Russia offered Bangladesh its latest MiG-35 fighter jet, but, BAF sought for Su-35S Flanker-E supermaneuverable jet, which is now a combat proven jet. China, on the other hand, offered a squadron of its indigenously designed Chengdu J-10B 4.5th generation fighter aircraft. Bangladesh cautiously examining all of her options. Defense forces selecting their tools one by one keeping all the financial aspects in mind. Hope very soon BAF will announce its new fighter jet option. Until then we shall wait for the news to come.

Bangladesh Army Studied Russian Pantsir S1 Surface-to-Air Missile/Gun System to Secure Military & Civil Installations

Bangladesh Army (BA) will buy Russian Pantsir S1 Surface-to-Air Missile Gun system.

Bangladesh Military power increasing by acquiring most advanced weapons systems. Bangladesh Air Force already deployed Chinese FM-90B SHORAD system. Russian Pantsir S1 is an incredible air defense system which will boost Bangladesh’s defense capabilities.

Low to extremely low flying aerial targets can be engaged with high probabilities of hit by this SAM system.  Pantsir S1 can detect, track and hit aircrafts, helicopters, cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, UAVs etc. It has a limited capabilities to engage ground targets too. This SAM system can fire some armor-piercing projectiles.

The 30mm dual cannon designed from the aircraft gun and its rounds has a maximum range of 4km while minimum is 2 meter. This dual gun system has firing speed of 5000 rpm and can carry 1400 rounds in its cell and it’s fully automated.

Russian Air Defense Forces and Aerospace Forces has deployed the Pantsir System. Until 2014, reports said that 200 Pantsir S1 surface-to-air missile and gun system has been delivered to the Russian Armed Forces.

Besides Russia Pantsir S1 SAM batteries has been deployed by the armed forces of Algeria, Brazil, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Syria, UAE, Vietnam. If Bangladesh Army acquire this system it would be a great leap forward to build a formidable air defense force to protect our national interests and ensure our national security.

Bangladesh Army Buying Chinese HQ-16/LY-80 Air Defense Missile System to Increase Aerial Defense

DGDP Issued Tender for HQ-16/LY-80 medium range surface-to-air missile for Bangladesh Army:
Chinese developed HQ-16B or LY-80 air defense missile system will be inducted with Bangladesh Army air defense unit soon. Direcetorate General of Defense Purchase of Ministry of Defense Bangladesh issued international tender for the system.

DGDP Issued Tender for HQ-16/LY-80 medium range surface-to-air missile for Bangladesh Army:
Chinese developed HQ-16B or LY-80 air defense missile system will be inducted with Bangladesh Army air defense unit soon. Direcetorate General of Defense Purchase of Ministry of Defense Bangladesh issued international tender for the system. Earlier Bangladesh acquired FM-90 SHORADS from China and deployed to protect Bangladesh Ordinance Factoriess (BOF). LY-80 has most advanced search radar which is capable to detect targets upto 140 kilometers away and target them from 1.5 km — 40 km. HQ-16/LY-80 can detect 144 targets and track 48 while can engage 2 of them simultaneously. It is a very eeficient surface-to-air missile system which is being deployed by the Chinese Armed Forces on land and naval warships to protect high-value military and civil targets from enemy aircrafts and missiles. Its single hit ratio is for fighter jets 85% and for cruise missile is 60%.