Bangladesh Army choose Chinese A-300 precision guided multiple launch rocket system to increase deterrence power
Bangladesh Army choose chinese A-300 guided multiple launch rocket system to buy as the BA needs a new long-range rocket artillery system. For the contract China offered its various models but Bangladesh may only buy China ALIT A-300 GMLRS which is a 300mm rocket artillery system with 290km range.
A-300 GMLRS is very much capable of hitting targets well behind the enemy lines of upto 290km. it is mainly designed to hit large area targets. Bridges, armored corps or large concentration of enemy troops, artillery and air defense batteries, command posts, ammunition depot and other military support facilities.
Recently burmese army’s aggressive maneuvers near Bangladesh’s border in the southern parts of the country rattled the military planners in Dhaka. Bangladesh resorting to increase her artillery firepower to a new height with massiveness. Due to the hilly terrain of the Cox’s Bazaar, Bandarban and Teknaf districts Bangladesh Army needs very nimble, shoot & scoot type MLRS to best suit the needs.
Bangladesh Army and Navy also increasing massive firepower to thwart any burmese misadventure. Still Bangladesh can handle burmese aggressiveness well, rather resort to peaceful manner to maintain stability in the region as it has a greater role to promote peace across the South Asian region.
Bangladesh Army buying Chinese C-802A Anti-Ship Coastal Missile Defense System to protect country’s shoreline.
Bangladesh Army going to buy Chinese C-802A land based anti-ship missile system to secure mainland. Senabahini sought to work together with Bangladesh Navy to protect the country and her interests. Bangladesh Army always keeping country’s security top of all concerns.
Bangladesh Navy already deployed C-802 AShMs in various surface warships. Besides C-802 Bangladesh also has an inventory of C-704 and Otomat Mk.II anti-ship missiles. For anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare Bangladesh Navy will get two Leonardo AW159 Wildcat ASW/ASuW helicopters end of this year and hoping to order more 10 examples.
Recent Bangladeshi airspace violations by burmese army provokes anger among the nation but government and higher military leadership restrained from retaliation regarding stability causes in the region. Bangladesh is a peace loving country and don’t want war, though, Army wants to be fully prepared for any future situation. Primary threats could be burmese navy’s surface ships for which Bangladesh Army buying these land based anti-ship missile systems.
These missile capability will give Bangladesh some deterrence against regional navies. Bangladesh has a vast territorial water body to be completely protected from invaders or pirates. As burma showing jingoistic attitudes, Bangladesh has no way rather being ready for befitting reply to yangoon. Hope this new weapons platform acquisition of Bangladesh Army will be faster and smooth.
Bangladesh Army will buy 3 regiments of NORINCO VT5 light tanks within short time to enhance BA’s mountainous warfare capabilities
Chinese VT5 light main battle tank has been finalized by Bangladesh Army. 2 to 3 regiments will be bought in short-term acquisition process. This tank is designed and manufactured by the NORINCO, China.
As sources confirmed, Bangladesh Army will buy more light tanks from Europe too. VT5 light MBT is a very nimble, has maximum fire power and can operate in mountainous & marshy lands, jungle, riverine areas.
Weapons are a 105mm rifled-main gun, a 12.7mm & a 7.62 mm machine gun. There are a 40mm automatic grenade launcher, too, in the remotely-controlled weapons station.
Bangladesh implementing “Forces Goal -2030” modernization program to upgrade Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force. Under this upgrade process all three main armed forces will be equipped with high-tech advanced military equipment.
Bangladesh Army bought 18 regiment of Chinese WS-22A G-MLRS to enhance force’s fire power
Bangladesh Army bought 18 batteries of Chinese WS-22A guided multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) manufactured by the China Aerospace Long-March International. WS-22A MLRS is piece of massive firepower which can engage targets like military base, ground radar stations, command & communication centers, naval base, armored divisions etc.
Initially Bangladesh Army (BA) equipped its infantry divisions and in coming years every single infantry unit will equipped with such guided rocket system. Moreover, those MLRS systems will be manufactured in home by the Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory (BMTF) and Bangladesh Ordinance Factory (BOF). For this why, BD Army negotiating with a Chinese military vehicles manufacturer to build launcher vehicles.
WS-22A is a 122mm rocket system, which can also fire 200mm WS-33 rocket projectiles due to its modular design. It is a highly accurate rocket weapons system. It’s a low maintenance system with main features of: simple control system, quick response, easy operation and simple maintenance, good compatibility, high mobility.
This manufacturing/assembling processes will be done at the BMTF-BOF premises in Gazipur district, few kilometer distance from the capital city Dhaka. Bangladesh Armed Forces are going through “Forces Goal – 2030” modernization program to equip the forces with most advanced and latest military hardware. Accordingly BA wants to increase its firepower to new height. Many weapons and equipment are being made at home. In future Man Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) also will be made.
Bangladesh trying to resolve the Rohingya crisis diplomatically involving major world powers including United Nations, USA, EU, Australia and other regional players
Bangladesh army is ready to handle any security scenario along the myanmar border. Government of Bangladesh insisting world community to resolve Rohingya crisis peacefully hence no parties be suffered.
Bangladesh is peace loving country and Bengali peoples are sacrificing continuously for peace. Bangladesh Armed Forces is the single largest contributor to the world peace by serving in the United Nations Peace Keeping missions.
Although, all this calm nature, people of Bangladesh loves their country above all. To defend country’s sovereignty Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force will not hesitate to fight any aggressor. For the reasons Bangladesh AFs are ready in the myanmar border.
Burma provoking Bangladesh for start a war with her. A war with burma right now will completely shadow the Rohingya crisis and give burmese killers sufficient rooms to kill more Rohingya peoples. Western world will just keeps barking on burma and let them to create massive anarchy inside our beloved country. For that reason Bangladesh must act cautiously to overcome the crisis and tensions with burma. We will get huge time to teach burma a lesion in near future. So, war is not an option for Bangladesh right now.
Bangladesh Army Requests Offerings of Technical Proposals from Interested Party for Its 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Gun Requirement
According to Directorate General Defense Purchase (DGDP) Bangladesh Army going to buy a large number of 105mm self-propelled howitzer cannon from any country who are manufacturing advanced high-tech SPH. Those SPH guns must be capable of firing any NATO standard rounds and should be equipped with ballistic protected crew cabin. DGDP is the purchasing authority of the Bangladesh Armed Forces.
Bangladesh Army will evaluate tracked, wheeled and truck-mounted systems to standardize the gun on country’s terrain and weather condition. How many SPH cannons will be procured it is not still clear, though the number would be large.
Under the “Forces Goal – 2030” Bangladesh Army emphasizes on mobility and fire power. Field artillery is the main firing potential of any army. Hence BA wants to build a handsome regiments of modern advanced self-propelled howitzer guns of various caliber.
Government decided to build an indigenous defense industries to produce high-tech military equipment and thus, Bangladesh Army started a project to manufacture GMLRS in home.
Bangladesh Ordinance Factory (BOF) and Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory (BMTF) jointly will assemble “Guided-Multiple Launch Rocket System” (GMLRS) for the Bangladesh Army.
Primarily medium range MLRS will be assembled under license from some Chinese manufacturer. And for this purpose army has started to negotiate with several Chinese military vehicle manufacturers for suitable launcher vehicle.
Bangladesh Armed Forces finalized a modernization plan dubbed as “Forces Goal – 2030”. Under this plan Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force started purchasing various military equipment. And initiated various defense program to produce possible military hardware in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Army assembling Man Portable Air Defence Systems in Bangladesh Ordinance Factory (BOF). Next is “Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System” (GMLRS). One of the sophisticated Chinese MLRS which is widely used by the PLA going to be assembled under license from China. BMTF discussing with Chinese military vehicle manufacturer Sinotruck and Taian for a heavy duty military truck suitable for multi-barrel rocket launchers.
Bangladesh Army’s next target to build Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) in Bangladesh.