Bangladesh military operating various point and short range air defense missile systems. Those systems includes several hundred units of anti-aircraft gun systems, man portable air defense systems and short range surface-to-air missiles. Bangladesh Air Force & Army operating Chinese FM-90B SHORADS while Bangladesh Navy deployed FM-90N naval version.
Within this year BAF will complete induction of the Chinese LY-80E medium-range SAM system into active services. After that other armed services will do same. Due to the tensed geopolitical Bangladesh needs to secured its sky from any external threat. Hence network-centric advanced air defense systems are the most effective solution.
Ramu Cantonment of Bangladesh Army is located in the southern part of Bangladesh at Ukhia, Cox’s Bazaar. This is a new military station which hosts the newly formed 10th Infantry Division. Ramu Cant. is a strategically important base. Currently necessary infrastructure are being built to host various units & brigades.
New recruitments also in place to fulfill the expansion process. Ramu Cant being set up under the Forces Goal – 2030 modernization & expansion program of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. It’ll provide ultimate security to countless of very important civil-military installations and areas in the Chittagong region.
Bangladesh Army evaluating to buy advanced heavy main battle tank and light tanks. Currently there are several options for light tanks, which weighs under 35 tons. Chinese VT-5 is one of the progressive contestant.
On the other hand Russian T-90MS, Chinese VT-4 or MBT-3000 and Ukrainian Oplot-M MBTs are the options for the heavy MBTs.
Bangladesh Army updated their training program with the most modern and advanced procedure. To face the 21st century non-conventional security threats BA keep the soldiers upgraded with toughest military training.
500 units of commercial quadcopters has been ordered for the Bangladesh Army from Turkey. The company named as the Drone Mark will supply these large number of rotor-UAVs. As per the news published in the Arabic language Turk Press, Turk Al’aan and the Arabyoum, some Bangladeshi news outlets also reported too.
These drones will be used to conduct surveillance, reconnaissance, tracking and search & inquiry missions. These are cheap platforms and easy to use. So costs are very much affordable regarding unit prices and training-maintenance aspects.
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Bangladesh Army Signed Deal for New Anti-Tank Weapons.
Several deals has been signed with different eastern European countries for the new anti-tank weapons. This package includes long-range anti-tank rocket propelled grenade launchers, short-range anti-tank weapons, short-range anti-tank guided missiles and long-range anti-tank guided missiles etc. The number of these systems are large, though, not confirmed.
Still it is not known with which countries Bangladesh Army signed those deals. But it is expected that Ukraine, Serbia, Poland, and other Balkan states are in the list.
Bangladesh Army building a formidable anti-tank weapons inventory. It comprised second and third generation anti-tank guided missiles. Previously the main ATGM was Pakistan made Baktar-Shikan ATGM which is a license built version of the Chinese HJ-8.
Recently Bangladesh buying the most modern and advanced military equipment whether it is a weapons platform or any auxiliary system. It suggests that Dhaka realized the imminent threat from savage burmese army. Burma’s recent killing operation against Rohingya minority in the Arakan state (aka rakhine state) created history’s one of the worst humanitarian crisis in the region. And more than half-a-million Rohingya people has fled to Bangladesh to save their lives from killer myanmar army.
Secretary General of the United Nations has termed burmese atrocities against Rohingya Muslims as the “text-example of ethnic cleansing”. Most of the world leaders condemned burmese activity. But, military junta of myanmar has no shame. They violated Bangladesh’s air space several times to provoke Bangladesh to attack burmese side.