Bangladesh Navy Set To Manufacture Anti-Ship Missiles In HOME

Bangladesh Navy planning to manufacture anti-ship cruise missiles in home to be fitted in the upcoming High Performance Guided Missile frigates
Naval planners of Bangladesh thinking to setup anti-ship missile producing facility to save limited resources allocated for the Bangladesh Navy

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Bangladesh Navy plans to manufacture anti-ship cruise missiles in home.

Naval planners of Bangladesh considering to produce or assemble anti-ship missile domestically to meet the High Performance Frigate program of the navy. Under “Forces Goal – 2030” modernization program Bangladesh Navy (BN) poised to operate more than a dozens of advanced multirole stealth frigates, stealth corvettes and some other missile carrying small warships. Most of the naval ships will be built in home, mean in Bangladesh. Those guided missile frigates will feature a substantial amount of anti-ship cruise missiles.

To save resources and create defense industry opportunities Bangladesh Navy wants to manufacture those missiles in home. For this purpose BN is searching for a suitable option overseas with transfer-of-technology. This program currently is in preliminary planning phase. On the other side of the modernization process Noubahini already tasked Chittagong Dry Dock Ltd. to build first two multirole frigates. First ship’s steel cutting may happen mid of 2018. Hence local assembly of some of the armaments of those warships can be done in Bangladesh.

Currently Bangladesh facing serious troubles from burmese side. Military leaders of burma playing with fire by provoking her neighbor. Burma also violated Bangladesh’s air space near cox’s Bazaar border dozens of times. But Bangladesh showed patience. Burmese military conducting a brutal killing mission against Rohingya minors in the Arakan state (a.k.a. rakhine state). Thousands of Rohingya women raped, children burnt live and more than one hundred Rohingya villages torched. Secretary General of the United Nations termed this act of myanmar military as “text book example” of ethnic cleansing. Almost 700,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh to save their lives.

After such heinous crime against humanity war criminals of burmese military trying to destabilize the region by clicking a war with Bangladesh. But the military leaderships in Dhaka decided not to attack burma then but, in future such patience may not work. Burma would get a befitting reply that burmese nation will remember that with utter fear. Preparations are going on. Bangladesh building her own defense industry. Any crisis will be met with great courage and vigor.

Bangladesh BUILT WARSHIP: Submarine Hunter BNS Durgam ASW Offshore Patrol Vessel Commissioned Into Bangladesh Navy

BNS Durgam is the first Bangladesh made anti-submarine warfare warship built in Khulna Shipyard Limited has been commissioned
Khulna Shipyard Limited built BNS Durgam & BNS Nishan ASW Large Patrol Crafts for the Bangladesh Navy which is enhancing ASW assets to deter enemy submarines

Bangladesh commissioned first home-made ASW warship BNS Durgam into active service.

BNS Durgam is a Durjoy-class semi-stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare large patrol craft (LPC) of Bangladesh Navy built by the Khulna Shipyard Limited. A shipbuilder from China provided technical assistances to make the ship. This is the first Bangladesh made ASW warship. Two ship in the class has been commissioned by the Honorable President of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh Advocate Abdul Hamid yesterday.

BNS Durgam ship design is the downsized version of the Chinese PLAN Type 056 stealth corvette. First two ships of this class was built china for Bangladesh Navy. Then china transfer the technology to Khulna Shipyard Limited. Here two dedicated ASW version BNS Durgam and BNS Nishan has been built and four more ships are expected to be built in the next two years.

Bangladesh Navy set a goal to build most of the naval ships in home. As per that plan already some small patrol boats, tug boats, submarine tugs, landing craft utilities and tankers has been built in several shipyards. Chittagong Dry Dock Limited (CDDL) has been tasked to build large displacement guided missile frigates for the BN.

Bangladesh Navy embarked on an ambitious modernization process consists of advanced large surface combatants, modern attack submarines and various types of aerial asstes. Already two Chinese Ming-class attack submarines are in service with the Bangladesh Navy. Two more, maybe Song-class, advanced attack submarine will join the fleet within 2 years. Bangladesh Navy targets to build most of the in three shipyards they own. Small and medium crafts, utility vessels will be built in the Dockyard & Engineering Limited Narayanganj, Khulna Shipyard Limited currently building Durjoy-class offshore patrol vessels and envisioned to build large naval ships and finally Chittagong Dry Dock Limited (CDDL) is tasked with to build heavy guided missile frigates for the BN.

These “home-building” initiatives saving money and contributing to the national economy surely. Hence these projects bear greater national roles not only to protect country’s maritime boundary but also improving the economy by creating new jobs. In the coming years, after fulfilling BN’s requirements, Bangladesh would be able to export naval ships in the friendly nations which will bring essential export earnings too.

MISSILES & ARMAMENTS Carried By The Bangladesh Navy BNS Durjoy

Chinese warship builder Wuchang Shipyard built two Durjoy-class large patrol craft BNS Durjoy & BNS Nirmul for the Bangladesh Navy
Wuchang Shipyard Group Co., Ltd transfer the technology of the Durjoy-class LPC to Khulna Shipyard Limited

BNS Durjoy is the Durjoy class large patrol craft operating by the Bangladesh Navy (BN) from 2013. It is built by the Chinese Wuchang Shipyard. This LPC has a displacement of 648 tons and carry four C-704 anti-ship cruise missiles. An H/PJ-26 76.2 mm forward naval gun, 2 Oerlikon 20 mm cannon and 2 6-tube EDS-25A 250mm ASW rocket launchers are other armaments.

This ship is intended to operate in coastal waters for mainly surface warfare. China built two of this class, named BNS Durjoy and BNS Nirmul, for the Bangladesh Navy. Another two dedicated anti-submarine warfare (ASW) version has been built in the Khulna Shipyard Limited (KSY) recently. Four more are expected.

As Myanmar navy has no submarine yet but indian navy has, Bangladesh Navy surely deploy them near indian water border. After inducting two Chinese Ming-class attack submarines into active service india expressed unprecedented ire of towards Bangladeshi submarine acquisition. Unspecified sources said that indian navy submarines are sneaking into the Bangladeshi territorial water bodies recently in a frequency.

On the other hand, Burma will buy submarines soon after seeing what new submarines Bangladesh buy next. Hence it is wise to build up a strong ASW force in advance. These semi-stealth ASW LPCs will provide maximum security to the country’s coastal waters in time of war and peace.

Recently Bangladesh Navy set a goal to build maximum warships it needs in home. For hence, they extended their naval diplomacy to the level of acquiring naval ship building technology. China, for sure, is the frontrunner in Bangladesh’s quest of being warship builder nation. Already CSOC provide transfer-of-technology to the KSY for building Durjoy-class naval ships. This trend of building ship in home also will save Bangladesh’s foreign reserve and contribute to the economy.

Bangladesh’s First STEALTH Warship Builder: Khulna Shipyard Limited

Khulna Shipyard Limited is Bangladeshi naval shipbuilding industry owned by the Bangladesh Navy building various warships & cargo vessels
Bangladesh Navy turned Khulna Shipyard into the most efficient naval warship builder for the country

Khulna Shipyard (KSY) Limited was established in 1957 and currently being operated by the Bangladesh Navy. KSY Ltd has built the Durgam-class ASW large patrol craft for BN. After establishment, KSY built and repaired many cargo & container vessels. It also manufacture various steel structures for industry and infrastructure building.

This shipyard was handed over to the Bangladesh Navy in 1999 with a large sum of debt. After 2008 KSY paid all its debt and started making profit. Now it is the largest tax payer in the Khulna divisional region. Products of the KSY Ltd are various cargo vessels, container vessels, firefighting boats, tugboats, submarine tugs, harbor patrolling boats, Padma-class patrol boats, Durgam-class ASW LPCs, floating cranes, tankers, supply ships and some more.

In the coming years, Khulna Shipyard, slated to build stealth corvette for Navy. For this purposes modern facilities are being installed on the yard area. Bangladesh needs to enhance its shipbuilding capabilities to ensure mass employment and growth of the economy. Bangladesh Navy, in the case, paving a great way for other private entrepreneurs to invest in the sector.

Khulna Shipyard Ltd negotiating with china for its Type 056 Jiangdao corvette’s license building in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Navy has a plan to acquire such 14-16 corvettes within 2030 time frame under “Forces Goal-2030” modernization program. Already BN has operating two Type 056 in its active service. On the other side of the border, burmese navy (aka myanmar navy) tryning to destabilize the territorial waters of Bangladesh and burmese army provoking unrest near the border. Dhaka wants to give burma a befitting response and make myanmar nation to remember it with ultimate fear that what Bangladesh can do against her enemies. Hence, Bangladesh Navy needs massive firepower in the sea. Guided missile frigates, stealth corvettes, large patrol crafts and maritime aircrafts along with advanced attack submarines will comprise the force.

Building most of the naval ships in home, KSY can make Bangladesh independent of buying warships from foreign shipyards, which costs much more money and time. On the other hand, domestic industrial base will make our navy strong as well as the economy. Worldwide shipbuilding industry has a value worth $400b yearly. If Bangladesh can grab 1% of them, it would bring huge amount of money which will give our economy a strong position.

Indian SUBMARINEs & Burmese WARSHIPS Be Aware, Bangladesh Navy Buying C295 AMPA (With Marte-MK2N Missiles)

Bangladesh Navy to buy Airbus Defense CASA C295 Armed MPA aircraft for anti-submarine warfare missions

Reportedly Bangladesh Navy (BN) going to buy Airbus C295 Armed Maritime Patrol Aircraft for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) missions. Previously Bangladesh Army bought one C295W tactical transport version. Recently published news showed that BN has selected Leonardo SeaSpray AESA for its two upcoming Dornier Do-228NG MPAs.

C295 AMPA is a multirole ASW and maritime surveillance aircraft builds Airbus Defense & Space. Spanish CASA (now is a part of Airbus) manufactures it. This armed maritime aircraft has six hardpoints under its wing, which can carry anti-ship missiles and torpedoes. C295 can engage both surface warships and submarines. It has a pretty good range to monitor the seas. How many Bangladesh Navy would buy it’s not clear now.

Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy both are working jointly to make sure the security of the country’s coastal areas from any aggressor’s misadventures. Especially from burma. Burma’s recent airspace violations were heinous act of aggression. Due to the lacking of the Bangladesh Air Force’s air power, Bangladesh Army restrained from teaching myanmar a very hard lesson that would burma’s next generation would remember with fear.

Due to burma’s recent show of aggressive postures, Bangladesh decided to buildup massive military power to thwart burmese bad dreams. This C295 AMPA has a very good reputation for its long term of service. It is a reliable platform. C295 can carry a variety of weapons includes MBDA Marte-MK2N anti-ship missiles, heavy torpedoes, mines. Any surface warship or submarine of enemy forces must be count thousand times to enter Bangladesh’s territorial water bodies.

Besides AMPA Bangladesh Navy buying two more advanced Chinese attack submarines. More small navy vessels are going to be inducted within next two years alongside large displacement surface warships. By these acquisitions, Bangladesh Navy would be South Asia’s second biggest naval force and one of the largest in Asia.

Bangladesh Navy’s Submarine Seeker Aircraft!!

Bangladesh Navy increasing its Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capabilities by inducting 2 more Do228NG MPA, and enhancing surveillance & intelligence gathering capabilities too.

Bangladesh Navy (BN) buying 2 more Maritime Patrol Aircraft from German aerospace company Ruag Aviation. Currently Bangladesh operating two Dornier 228NG MPA. Navy BD wants to expand its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities to protect country’s 1, 18,813 sq. km territorial waters in the Bay of Bengal.

Maritime Patrol Aircrafts are very much effective tool to stop illegal migration, fishing, smuggling and protecting maritime environment from unwanted pollution by merchant ships. This type of plane also helps naval forces to fishermen lives during tornedo, hurricane and other natural disaster inshore and offshore. Hence Bangladesh needs more such planes to protect coastal lives and environment in the Bay of Bengal as it is one of the most cyclone and hurricane prone sea. Surely this new acquisition of the Bangladesh Navy will enhance it capabilities in a greater extent and make ease to conduct surveillance missions over Bangladesh’s EEZ in the sea.

International Maritime Tribunal fixed the issues related to the maritime boundaries between Bangladesh, india and myanmar. Almost all of the Bangladesh’s foreign trades are happened through the Sea-Line-of-Communications (SLOC) of the country. Two ports of Bangladesh hosts many merchant ships across the year. Hence sea routes are very much important for Bangladesh. After Bangladesh Navy’s commissioning of the two Chinese submarines neighboring navies trying a sneak-peak into Bangladeshi territorial water bodies. Moreover, recent time’s increased illegal migration, smuggling from myanmar, illegal fishing of neighboring countries’ fishermen into Bangladeshi waters are to prevented, as the Government of Bangladesh intends. For these reasons, Dhaka wants to increase its surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities over the seas.

For ISR role, Bangladesh Navy previously acquired two German RUAG built Dornier Do 228NG Maritime Patrol Aircrafts. After operating those two, navy ordered two more for the same missions. Bangladesh wants to monitor which ships are passing through. And if they are polluting its territorial water bodies or not! And moreover, Navy needs its eyes over there. For these mission requirements Do 228NGs are the best low-cost solution. It’s easy to maintain, operate and handle. Advanced sensors and equipment enables the aircraft to maintain a datalink to the shore command and being upgraded with associated commands.

Do 228NGs are providing Bangladesh Navy an “eyes of the fleet” purposes. As tri-dimension naval force, Bangladesh Navy going to expand its aerial arm with advanced and modern ASW, utility helicopters soon. It ordered two Leonardo Company’s AW159 & 5 Chinese Harbin Z-9C ASW helicopters too. It seems that Bangladesh in the process of making a real deterrent navy in the coming decade.

Bangladesh Navy Buying Two Chinese Navy Guided Missile Frigate With “Hot Transfer” To Increase Naval Fire Power To Protect Sea Area

More modern guided missile frigates coming to Bangladesh Navy until the Chinese Type 054 air defence frigates be inducted into the fleet, those will be built at Chittagong Dry Dock with Chinese technical help

Two Chinese Navy multirole frigates will be inducted by Bangladesh Navy in 2018. Maybe Type 053H3 or Type 054 are coming to BN. Bangladesh increasing its naval fire power faster to protect total 118,813 square km of sea waters. China helping Bangladesh to build a formidable navy in the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh seeks more modern air-defence frigates and capable littoral combat warships. And those ships should be built locally in Khulna Shipyard and or in Chittagong Dry Dock Limited. This will give commercial off-set to Bangladesh.

In future Bangladesh Navy will be the second largest powerful navy with large fleet of surface combatants in the South Asia and one of the most powerful in Asia. Naval aviation with Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) is being shaped and sub-surface force started its journey with two chinese submarines.

Bangladesh has to protect it maritime boundary from illegal fishing, illegal human trafficking, drugs & goods smuggling through naval route from Burma. Large portion of drugs smuggled in Bangladesh from burma through Bay of Bengal.

There are plenty of hydrocarbons under the sea bed of the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh got its right to explore those non-living marine assets from continental shelf. Previously in 2008 myanmar navy sneaked into Bangladeshi territorial waters and started to survey for hydrocarbon resources. Bangladesh navy goes on and made Burmese ran away. After that Bangladesh Navy decided to enhance its naval power with various types of naval platforms.  According to some credible sources, Bangladesh going to build Chinese PLAN Type 056 Jiangdao class stealth ASW corvettes in Khulna Shipyard and PLAN PLAN Type 054A Jiangkai II multipurpose guided missile stealth frigates in Chittagong Dry Dock Limited for BN.

When the ships will be inducted into the fleet Bangladesh Navy will be the second largest surface combatant force in the South Asia and one of the most powerful navy in Asia. Yet those planning to come into fruition, though, Bangladesh expanding naval force very rapidly with high-tech equipment.