Ballistic Missiles For Bangladesh Army!

Bangladesh Army developing short-range tactical ballistic missiles in home to ensure national security.
Bangladesh is a peace loving country, though, to safeguard her sovereignty country developing tactical SRBM.

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Bangladesh working to develop Short-Range Ballistic Missiles (SRBMs) to safeguard its sovereignty and peace in the region. Military sources claim that the project being proceeded with following all international regulations & laws. As a peace lover nation Bangladeshis has reputation to long serve in the United Nations Peace Keeping Missions abroad. But the Government of Bangladesh decided to have some deterrent power to maintain peace and stability of the country as well as in the region. Some recent regional incidents make Bangladesh Armed Forces to acquire such deterrence capabilities.

Still it is not known the name of the program or any other details about the weapons system. But it’s obvious that Bangladesh needs foreign assistances to make this project successful. The country don’t have any such industrial capabilities in public sector. So, the whole program being conducted under the BOF supervision. The exact range and payloads is completely secret. It’s a strong guess that China helping Bangladesh in the respective sector. For more information we must wait for few more months.

Burma has some decades old North Korean Hwasong-6 short range ballistic missiles. As per Wikipedia burmese army has 6-8 such missile. The CEP of those Hwasong-6 missiles are 500 meter to 1000 meter. But it still can pose a threat to the civilian casualties. Hence, Bangladesh must have her own systems to kill burmese threat. Besides burmese threats Bangladeshi tactical SRBMs will increase country’s deterrent power.

A joint-venture between Bangladesh and China will evade most sanctions and controversy as Bangladesh Armed Forces is a defensive force to ensure country’s sovereignty over any foreign aggression. It’ll also help to maintain peace in the region while myanmar posing a great risk of outbreak an unacceptable war. So, Bangladesh’s decision to make Short-Range Ballistic Missiles is a great initiative.

Guided WEAPONS Inventory of Bangladesh Air Force

Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has mainly Chinese & Russian laser & precision guided munitions (PGM) inventory.
PGMs of BAF are mainly laser, satellite & TV guided munitions bought from Russia & China along with the combat jets.

Laser and satellite guided munitions of the Bangladesh Air Force.

BAF aircrafts deployed mainly Russian & Chinese precision guided munitions (PGMs). PGMs are those aerial munitions which are guided by the laser, satellite & TV guidance systems. These guided munitions are mostly bought along with Russian Mig-29 & Yak-130s, and from China those were came to the Bangladesh Air Force’s inventory with Chinese F-7BGI, K-8W Karakorum and A-5 Fantan fighter jets.

BAF has 250 kg KAB-250LG & 500 kg KAB-500L Russian laser and satellite guided weapons. While Chinese LS and LT series are in active service.

Precision Guided Munitions are used in ground/surface strikes. From low value to high value targets can be destroyed by these weapons. There are various category of PGMs depending on its guidance systems, weights, range etc. Normally these are LGB (Laser Guided Bomb), Satellite Guided Bomb, TV Guided Bomb and unguided free-fall bombs. Some ground strike weapons, other than air-to-ground-missiles (AGMs), has much greater range which termed as Standoff Weapon (SOW). Bangladesh Air Force don’t have SOW but long range PGMs are in service.

A handsome PGM inventory is such a capabilities for any air force that can’t be ruled out. If any clash between Bangladesh & myanmar erupts then these advanced bombs will do many things. BAF can conduct preemptive strike inside burma near Bangladesh border. They can use these bombs to demolish burmese military installations, army barracks, myanmar air force runways and many more.

As road networks in Arakan (a.k.a. rakhine state) are not well developed hence destroying the existing land communications and airports will give huge advantage to Bangladesh Military over burma. Due to Rohingya genocide issue Dhaka wants to punish myanmar in all fronts, from diplomatic and military aspects. Armed Forces of Bangladesh prepared to thwart any myanmar aggression and to give a befitting reply that burmese nation couldn’t forget. On the other hand Bangladesh Army also increasing its long-range fire power too.

Recently Bangladesh ordered an unknown number of PGMs from both Russia and China. And, more such long-range weapons will come along with the much awaited MRCAs of Bangladesh Air Force. Currently Dhaka negotiating with Moscow to buy a squadron of Mig-35 Fulcrum-F medium range multirole fighter jets which will be assembled in Bangabandhu Aeronautical Complex (BAC). BAF also planned to manufacture/assemble such aerial weapons systems in home at BAC.

[Part 2] AEROBATICS-LAND WARFARE SYSTEMS-NAVAL WEAPONS Show At Bangladesh Victory Day Parade-2017

16th December is the Victory Day of Bangladesh and this year the country celebrates this day with joy & glory
In every Bangladesh Victory Day Parade Armed Forces of Bangladesh participates with their military equipment to show to the public

Part-2 of Bangladesh Victory Day Parade-2017 and Bangladesh Armed Forces defense equipment show.

Bijoy Dibosh is a commemorative ceremonial day of Bangladesh’s independence in 1971. Victory Day of Bangladesh is the 16th December of every year.  In this day country’s armed forces arrange military parade at the National Parade Ground in Tejgaon.

This parade includes march-past of the troops from the Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Air Force and all other paramilitary forces. Public show of various defense equipment also held. Air Force conduct aerial maneuver over the sky of the parade ground.

Bangladesh celebrated her 47th Victory Day this year.

Weapons & Equipment Display at Bangladesh Victory Day Parade-2017

16th December is the Victory Day of Bangladesh and this year the country celebrates this day with joy & glory
In every Bangladesh Victory Day Parade Armed Forces of Bangladesh participates with their military equipment to show to the public

Bangladesh Victory Day Parade-2017 and Bangladesh Armed Forces defense equipment show part-1.

Bijoy Dibosh is a commemorative ceremonial day of Bangladesh’s independence in 1971. Victory Day of Bangladesh is the 16th December of every year.  In this day country’s armed forces arrange military parade at the National Parade Ground in Tejgaon.

This parade includes march-past of the troops from the Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Air Force and all other paramilitary forces. Public show of various defense equipment also held. Air Force conduct aerial maneuver over the sky of the parade ground.

Bangladesh Army ORDERED SLWH Pegasus 155mm Howitzer Cannon

Bangladesh Army ordered Singapore Technologies Kinetics SLWH Pegasus 15mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Cannon
SLWH Pegasus is air-transportable 155mm heavy howitzer cannon ordered by the Bangladesh Army recently

Bangladesh Army buying SLWH Pegasus 155mm Howitzer Cannon from Singapore.

This is a light-weight, air transportable self-propelled howitzer gun developed for the Singapore Armed Forces.  ST Kinetics manufactures it. Recently Bangladesh Army was searching for air transportable howitzer for last few months. One of the main condition was air transportability of the cannon.

SLWH Pegasus can be carried by the CH-47 Chinook helicopter and C-130 Hercules tactical airlifter to the deployment area. Bangladesh Air Force operating four C-130Hs and two C-130Js are coming soon.

Bangladesh Army wants to ensure massive retaliatory fire power if myanmar do any misfire towards Bangladesh. Or, if any clash emerge in the border with any neighbor Bangladesh needs sufficient firepower to engage the enemy forces.

Such howitzer can fire extended range guided ammunitions at a range of 30km. Normal firing range if about 19km. How many Pegasus guns will be bought it’s not clear right now, but deal has been signed. These guns will give the Bangladesh Army a capability to operate long-range howitzer gun. Previously BA has operated only towed and then in 2014 Nora-B52K has been bought.

SWLH Pegasus has a 28hp engine to move around the location of the battlefield. This is surely an incredible capability for the BA. As most of the area near burmese border isn’t suitable for normal military vehicles to tow such a gun hence this 5.4ton howitzer can move at a speed of 12km/h.

In the coming days, provoking Bangladesh in the border will be hugely costly for the burmese army. Myanmar may face serious sanctions for their genocide against Rohingya minority. Bangladesh also revoking many military equipment deal from china for their active support of burma in the Rohingya case.

Bangladesh Army Buying NEW Light Armored Vehicle (LAV)

Directorate General of Defense Purchase of Bangladesh has issued a tender to buy 4×4 Light Armored Vehicles for the Bangladesh Army
Bangladesh Army standardizing 4×4 Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs) for field deployment in the UNPK Missions

Bangladesh Army going to buy new 4×4 light armored vehicles (LAV) from overseas manufacturers.

A tender has been issued by the Directorate General of Defense Purchase (DGDP), an arm of the Ministry of Defence of Bangladesh, in last 5th of this November. The DGDP asked for the Rquest for Proposal from actual manufacturers from abroad.

These light armored vehicles will 4×4 all-wheel drive. Protection measures shall meet the NATO Standard STANAG-4569 Level 2 and STANAG-4569 Level 2A for various part of the vehicle.

Some of them will be deployed in the United Nations Peace Keeping Missions in those where Bangladesh Army participating currently.

This procurement differs from the earlier one which is the biggest armored vehicle purchasing by the BA comprises almost 600 units worth $1bn in sum.

Still no vendor has been selected, but soon will be. Other specifications includes a Night Vision System for the driver and gunner. A rooftop remote weapons turret should be featured on. Engine capacity will be 20hp/ton. Range is about 500km, and on-road speed is 80km/h where off-road speed should be 25km/h.

Recently Bangladesh plans to equip its army with advanced wheeled armored personnel carriers instead of tracked ones. It’s maybe for the country’s soft terrain where heavy tracked military vehicles faces trouble in terms of mobility.

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

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.