Russia Offered Bangladesh Navy A New Type of Multipurpose Stealth Frigate, Advanced Submarine, Armored Combat Vehicles, Missiles for Bangladesh Armed Forces

Russia Offered Bangladesh Navy A New Type of Multipurpose Stealth Frigate, Advanced Submarine, Armored Combat Vehicles, Missiles for Bangladesh Armed Forces. Russia to increase military equipment sale to Bangladesh. Recently BAF ordered 8 Su-30SME, bought Yak-130, Bangladesh Army bought ATGMs, and now Bangladesh Navy may buy Russian warships and submarines.

Russia offered Bangladesh Navy (BN) a totally new type of stealth frigate. Moscow also offered Bangladesh submarines, armored vehicles, missiles and many more. A high powered Russian delegation visiting Dhaka to discuss multi-billion dollar weapons deal with Bangladesh Armed Forces.

Bangladesh Navy was lacks behind form operating Russian origin equipment from other two branches of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. Now, after inducting two Chinese refurbished submarines Bangladesh Navy maybe going for new type of Russian stealth frigates. This is maybe the Admiral Gorshkov Class multipurpose frigate designed to engage with various types of threats. It’s a Project 22350 type frigate which Russia offering for export to the allied nations.

Bangladesh Navy also building an air arm comprising various types of fixed and rotary wing aircrafts. BN already operating 2 Dornier Do-228NG Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), AW139 Maritime Search and Rescue (MSAR) helicopters, ordered two AW159 Wildcat ASW-ASuW helicopters, Chinese Z-9 ASW and utility helicopters. BAF has ordered eight Russian Sukhoi Su-30SME super flanker fighter jets for maritime and naval strike aircraft to give air support to Bangladesh Navy.

Russia is one of the closest and reliable ally of Bangladesh from her birth. In recent years Bangladesh Army has bought a large amount of high-tech weapons and systems from Russian manufacturers. Bangladesh Air Force also the large one buyer for Russian fighter jets, fighter trainer, and such military equipment.

Bangladesh building a three-dimensional navy from 2001 and still modernization process going on. Already it becomes a tri-dimensional force and protecting our national interests in the Bay of Bengal region from evil eyes. Hope they’ll boost their efforts to save our marine assets from neighboring thieves. Our heartfelt support and greetings to them always.

The warship Russia offered has following mission capabilities:

– engage surface ships and vessels;

– search for and destroy enemy submarines;

– destroy land targets deep in the enemy territory;

– conduct offensive mission on the coast and islands;

– provide air, ASW and anti-boat defense for ships and vessels;

– provide fire support for amphibious assault forces and ground troops operations in the coastal areas.

Currently a powerful Russian delegation is in Bangladesh negotiating multi-billion dollar weapons that includes everything from MRCA, warships, submarines, armored vehicles, missiles and much more. More information to follow. Continue reading “Russia Offered Bangladesh Navy A New Type of Multipurpose Stealth Frigate, Advanced Submarine, Armored Combat Vehicles, Missiles for Bangladesh Armed Forces”

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 Russian Mi-28 or Mi-35 Attack Helicopter for its Army Aviation Group (AAG)’s Anti-Armor Warfare

Bangladesh Army buying Russian Mi-28 or Mi-35 Attack Helicopter for its Army Aviation Group (AAG)’s Anti-Armor Warfare. Bangladesh Army modernizing its forces’ power and acquiring most advanced modern weaponry & other military equipment such as C-295W aircraft, Mi-171Sh chopper, Nora B-52K SPG and now Mi-35/Mi-28 attack helicopter under the “Force Goal-2030” modernization program.

Bangladesh Army going to buy Russian Mi-28NM or Mi-35M attack helicopter soon.

Recently Russian Helicopters supplied 6 Mi-171Sh combat transport helicopters to Bangladesh ordered previously. Attack helicopters are the dedicated combat platforms used in the battlefield to provide fire support to the forward forces.

Bangladesh Army Aviation Group (AAG) building an independent air arm to execute its own air operations across the country and to reduce pressure on Bangladesh Air Force for fire support. Already BA has inducted various types of aircrafts including fixed-wing and rotary-wing. Previously they ordered Spanish made EADS CASA C295W medium lift military transport aircraft. Took delivery of 6 Mi-171Sh helicopters. Now ordering brand new dedicated attack choppers from Russia.

Before narrowing down the list Bangladesh Army (BA) has studied American AH-1Z Viper, Turkish TAI T129 ATAK and Chinese Z-10 attack helicopters.

Bangladesh has to protect herself from evil eyes on her peoples and resources. On the context of regional extremism uprising and insurgency in a low intensity it’s worthy to be prepared for any unexpected security scenario within or from external sources. Although, these security concerns Bangladesh must modernize its military with most advanced equipment available. Hence, government and armed forces prepared the “Forces Goal – 2030” modernizing program for the Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force. Under this program BA bought various weapons and equipment from various sources. Among them Nora B-52K1 SPG, BTR-80 APCs, MBT-2000 Tank, Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, Mi-171Sh helicopters, FM-90B SHORAD, LY-80E Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile system, new assault rifle, Chinese Man Portable Air Defense System (MANADS) etc.

As Bangladesh got a large portion of its border surrounded by plain landscape and aggressor’s mechanized and armored infantry can penetrate through, hence a dedicated attack helicopter with handsome anti-armor firepower is a must needed thing to bolster the security. On the other hand these helicopters can be used in anti-insurgency and counterterrorism operations too. For this requirement Bangladesh Senabahini evaluated various platforms includes American Bell AH-1Z Viper, Turkish Aerospace Industries TAI T129 ATAK, Chinese Change WZ-10, and Russian Mi-35M & Mi-28NM. Among them army narrowed down the list to the Mi-35M & Mi-28NM.

As Bangladesh already operating a combat and transport helicopter like Mi171Sh it’s expected that they would buy Mi-28 attack chopper for the role. As still it’s not decided, we must wait to see what happen next!

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Security: Special Security Force of Bangladesh (SSF)

Bangladesh’s Special Security Force is one of the most Capable, Smart, Fast, Lethal & Deadly for Enemy Who’re Tasked to Protect VVIPs of the Country or High Profile Guests Visits Bangladesh for State Invitation

Special Security Force, Bangladesh is a law enforcement agency which is tasked with to protect prime minister, president and foreign dignitaries to visit the country. It was founded in 1986 as the President Guards Regiment or PGR. This force comprised of Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Air Force, Bangladesh Navy, Police, Border Guard Bangladesh and from other para military forces.

Special Security Force (SSF) has been trained in the European Security Academy (ESA) in Poland. Which training includes how to response promptly in any unexpected and non-conventional threats against high profile entities of the state. Agents of SSF are capable of use any types of weapons and small arms available and have been trained to repulse any terror attacks.

The mission of SSF is to provide physical security to the President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh. They also provide protocol to any person designated as VIP by the Government of Bangladesh. SSF operates in coordination with civil administration, security and intelligence organizations to prevent as well as protect VIPs from any threats. SSF is only accountable to the Prime Minister according to the parliamentary system. This LEA also responsible for the security of VIPs’ offices and residences.

Firstly, it was named as Presidential Security Force (PSF) when formed on 15 June 1986. But later with the introduction of Parliamentary Government System in Bangladesh, the force was renamed as Special Security Force on 27 September 1991. It is headquartered in Dhaka.

Special Security Force (SSF) of Bangladesh, The Smartest & The Deadliest Elite Force

Special Security Force, Bangladesh is a law enforcement agency which is tasked with to protect prime minister, president and foreign dignitaries to visit the country. It was founded in 1986 as the President Guards Regiment or PGR.

Special Security Force, Bangladesh is a law enforcement agency which is tasked with to protect prime minister, president and foreign dignitaries to visit the country. It was founded in 1986 as the President Guards Regiment or PGR.  This force comprised of Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Air Force, Bangladesh Navy, Police, Border Guard Bangladesh and from other para military forces.

Special Security Force (SSF) has been trained in the European Security Academy (ESA) in Poland. Which training includes how to response promptly in any unexpected and non-conventional threats against high profile entities of the state. Agents of SSF are capable of use any types of weapons and small arms available and have been trained to repulse any terror attacks.

The mission of SSF is to provide physical security to the President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh. They also provide protocol to any person designated as VIP by the Government of Bangladesh. SSF operates in coordination with civil administration, security and intelligence organizations to prevent as well as protect VIPs from any threats. SSF is only accountable to the Prime Minister according to the parliamentary system. This LEA also responsible for the security of VIPs’ offices and residences.

Firstly, it was named as Presidential Security Force (PSF) when formed on 15 June 1986. But later with the introduction of Parliamentary Government System in Bangladesh, the force was renamed as Special Security Force on 27 September 1991. It is headquartered in Dhaka.

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Bangladesh Army Received Mi-171Sh Military Helicopters from Russian Helicopters JSC Armed with ATGM, Bombs, Missiles & Rockets-2017

Bangladesh Army received Mi-171Sh combat helicopters from Russia, which are armed assault export version of the Mi-8AMT. These choppers are armed for the combat roles and equipped with multirole capable avionics & other systems too.

Bangladesh Army received Mi-171Sh combat helicopters from Russia, which are armed assault export version of the Mi-8AMT. These choppers are armed for the combat roles and equipped with multirole capable avionics & other systems too.
http://www.russianhelicopters.aero/en/press/news/Russian+Helicopters+delivers+five+Mi-171Sh+helicopters+to+Bangladesh/
On the other hand, Bangladesh Air Force also operating 33 examples of the rotary-wing aircraft from the Russian Helicopters, a company of the state owned Rostec Corporation. This specific version has been derived from the Mil Mi-8AMT and being promoted worldwide from 2000. Russian Air Force has operating such 40 units which are armed with various weapons systems.
Bangladesh Senabahini will use these Mi-171Sh helicopters for various utility and combat roles. Relief and rescue missions during natural disaster & calamities are the main among civilian uses. They’ll also lease these aerial platforms in the United Nation Peace Keeping Missions too.
The upgraded version comes with modern advanced avionics, armaments same as Mi-24 attack helicopters, one new weather radar, rear ramp, hardened armor plates on outside of the cockpit and engines.

Bangladesh Army buying 2CN-235–300 Tactical Military Transport Aircraft from Spain for Army Aviation Group

Bangladesh Army buying two CASA CN-235-300 military transport aircraft from Spain with latest avionics updates and other advanced systems for military air operations.
Army Aviation Group, reportedly, ordered these two planes from Spanish company in early 2015. Bangladesh AAG currently operating various fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircrafts from several origins.

Bangladesh Army buying 2CN-235–300 Tactical Military Transport Aircraft from Spain for Army Aviation Group

Bangladesh Army ordered two CASA CN-235–300 medium range military transport aircraft from Spain. These two plane will be used for army air operation like tactical air lift and army logistical air support. CN-235 was jointly developed & manufactures by the PT. Dirgantara Indonesia and Spanish CASA. It can be modified as ground support gunship, which already has been done and in active service in Royal Jordanian Air Force. Indonesia, America, Turkey, Spain, France, Malaysia and such more than 20 countries has using almost 273 units of this plane. CASA CN-235–300 is the latest upgraded version of the same design with advanced avionics & sub-systems.

Tactical military transport, maritime patrol, paratroopers dropping, air surveillance, humanitarian & relief mission, search and rescue missions are the main job can be done with the CASA CN-235–300. Its special pressurized cabin can accommodate palletized cargo and medical evacuation mission setup with ease. These modification can be done with minimum tools and time. It can carry 6–9 tons of weight, including 57–71 fully geared troops or light vehicles. The MPA version is the CASA CN-235–300M, which can carry Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) weapons.

CASA CN-235–300 is a multi-role aircraft can be deployed for the tactical transport, maritime patrol, electronic warfare (ESM / ECM and ELINT / COMINT), and navigator training and aerial survey tasks. It is very much capable of short-takeoff and landing on rough and unprepared runway. Bangladesh’s CN-235–300 is modified with the Honeywell International Corp. advanced avionics suite. It also can be fitted with a double-nosewheel landing gear for “rough landing”. CN-235–300 can take up to the air after 1217 meters run. Its maximum range is 5,055 kilometers at 454km/h with maximum service ceiling at 25,000 feet up. The CN-235–300 has a range of 5,055km at maximum 454km/h cruising speed while its service ceiling is 25,000 ft. CN-235–300 is equipped with full sized rear ramp for easier cargo loading-unloading of bulk like palletized cargo and light combat vehicles.

It also featured one crew door and two troops dropping doors. Its rear ramp can be opened in-flight for paratroopers dropping and aerial cargo offloading. New modified version CN235–300 is very much capable of hot and high performance with in-flight refueling which increases its range with greater loiter time. Its pressurized cabin is fully air conditioned and can be configured for mixed passenger and cargo or for all-cargo operations. CN-235 300 can carry and drop 57 fully equipped troops and 48 paratroops. 24 stretchers with patients + four-person medical team also can be carried for the medical evacuation (MedEvac) mission.

Aerial mission loads can be dropped by low altitude or high altitude delivery tactics. CN-235 300 series cockpit is equipped with night-vision goggle enabler, one Rockwell Collins EFIS-85B (14) flight information system which is comprised of four 6in x 8in LCDs or liquid-crystal displays and twin heads-up display for pilot and co- pilot, as it needs only two crew to be piloted. It has an avionics suite of open-architecture of MIL-STD-1553B, ARINC 429 military digital databuses, advanced terrain collision avoidance system (enhanced TCAS) and Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) and a Thales Topdeck color weather, flight data recorder. Where paratroopers can be dropped, aircraft’s flight management system & four-dimensional integrated navigation system automatically calculates that altitude and release points.

Two General Electric CT7–9C3 turboprop engines each generate 1,305kW power to run & fly the plane. There are fire detection and fire extinguishing systems for the engine’s safeguard. The MPA version is the CN-235 300M, can be armed with Harpoon anti-ship missiles, two mk46 torpedoes or Exocet M-39 air-launch anti-ship missiles which are stationed at six hardpoints, three under each wing.

Surely the CN-235–300 tactical military transport plane will greatly enhance Bangladesh Army’s operational capabilities across the country. During natural calamities and disaster armed forces needs sufficient transport assets to propagate actual air mobility operations in the crisis area, which includes relief goods transport, MedEvac of affected peoples, surveillance & rescue (SAR) mission, damage identification & control. During peacetime it also can be used to observe border areas, forests damages, in military training & exercises, leasing the aircraft to the United States Peace Keeping Missions worldwide and for so many such roles. Recently Bangladesh Army started to renew and enhance its military operational capabilities to support the development of the nation.

For the purposes it should support civilian government in various ways like constructing roads, highways and other infrastructures in remote and rough terrain where it is needs to carry engineers, skilled workers, low weight building equipment, and likes. Besides these military roles there are other missions too for these two CN-235–300 aircraft, will also always be deployed during disaster, while flood across the country, tornadoes & hurricanes are normal phenomena in the coastal areas in a yearly basis.