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.

FABULOUS LANDSCAPE: Renovated Training Institute For The Bangladesh Navy

Bangladesh Naval Academy is the country’s sole naval warfare college being renovated with new infrastructures & landscapes
Government of Bangladesh funding the expansion & renovation of the Bangladesh Naval Academy’s new infrastructures

Here’s the 3-D illustration of the Bangladesh Naval Academy

Bangladesh Naval Academy is the training institute of country’s navy. Recently government approved a project to renovate this naval training institution with scores of new infrastructures, charming landscapes and with some other facilities. Here it is a mock up presentation of the whole project.

You BELIEVE It or NOT, Bangladesh Armed Forces Being New Power Player In The Region!

Bangladesh modernizing her defense forces to best serve the country’s interests, and this is a normal phenomenon
Bangladesh Armed Forces pursuing a modernization plan dubbed as the “Forces Goal – 2030” to enhance capabilities

Bangladesh Armed Forces pursuing an extensive modernization process dubbed as the “Forces Goal – 2030”. That’s mean many things will be changed within this time frame to increase Bangladesh’s military strength. Although the plan being implemented, some acquisition programs will depend on the economic condition.

Here the problem is most of the ordinary citizens of Bangladesh doesn’t know how defense procurement process works! We tried to make clear how Government of Bangladesh implementing the upgrade process and how much time it will take. This is just an effort to serve rightful information that Bangladeshis needs to know about their state institutions.

Bangladesh don’t publish about all its weapon systems because of many reasons. Some things should be kept in secrecy, it’s a strategy to astonishing enemy in battle. In the coming years Bangladesh Armed Forces will induct many game changing weapons. Many weapons and weapons platforms are great diplomatic tool which gives the country some leverage to gain favor in negotiating with other states.

Bangladesh must synchronize its efforts to secure her position in the region. To deal Myanmar perfectly we need highly advanced and effective weapons that could destroy Burmese dream of keep poking Bangladesh. So, not all things should be published in the newspapers or television channels.

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.

Chittagong Dry Dock Ltd Will Be The Large WARSHIP Builder For Bangladesh Navy

Chittagong Dry Dock Limited is the third shipyard Bangladesh Navy owns which is planned to build country’s first heavy frigate
The CDDL has been established to do maintenance & repairing of Bangladeshi national flagships and foreign cargo & container vessels those anchored at Chittagong Port

Chittagong Dry Dock Limited will build heavy stealth frigates for the Bangladesh Navy.

CDDL or Chittagong Dry Dock Ltd currently owned by the Bangladesh Navy (BN) established as a complementary to the Chittagong Port Authority under Bangladesh Steel & Engineering Corporation. It was intended to maintenance and repair Bangladeshi flagships & those commercial cargo & container vessels touches Chittagong Port.

In 2015 Government of Bangladesh handed over the CDDL to the BN. After that the navy planned to build heavy frigates, large container vessels and alike. Already CDDL built a cargo vessel. In order to commence building of Bangladesh Navy’s heavy frigate which would be a Chinese design, BN teamed up with Chinese Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co. (CSOC).

Bangladesh Navy slated to have 12-14 such heavy frigates within 2030. And, most importantly they want to build them at home which would commercially-offset a certain portion of money will cost the whole program. This frigate program will create a well number of jobs for local engineers, naval architect and many more. Already Bangladeshi public-private shipbuilders showed successes in building small warships and various sized commercial cargo-container vessels which has been exported to the overseas market like EU.

Chittagong Dry Dock Limited will reduce country’s dependence for the naval ships to foreign shipyards. It also would be a center for maintenance, repair and upgrading hub for such large warships in time. Ultimately, Bangladesh Navy will be the second biggest in South Asia and one of the formidable navy in Asia. For such a big planning country must have a considerable capabilities to design and build warships of her own. Our naval force’s leadership are well aware of that and paving the way for it.

As of now, CDDL undergoing massive expansion and upgradation processes to host building of advanced heavy guided missile frigate. China assisting technologically in this project. The whole project worth billions of dollars, most of which will be spent of manufacturing of the ships. Still now no one knows which types of design has been selected, even if selected, but it’s certain of it that the design will be one of those which are Chinese shipbuilders showing off in various defence expositions around the globe for last some years.

As experts believe, Bangladesh Navy maybe collaborating with Chinese to get a customized design according to their own needs. Hence it would be new type of frigate design based on a Chinese one. But it is sure that the superstructure will be a low-observable, I mean, stealthy one. According to BN’s modernization plan this frigate program will be active within 2018. Until then, no one can confirm the whole program’s details.

The FIRST Bangladeshi Warship Builder: Dockyard & Engineering Works Limited

Dockyard & Engineering Works (DEW) Limited is the country’s first naval shipbuilding industry building naval warships, cargo vessels & passenger ships for various organizations.
DEW Ltd. was established in 1922 and currently it has been handed over to the Bangladesh Navy for the better & well managed shipbuilding operations after years of losses

Dockyard & Engineering Works Limited or DEW Ltd is a Bangladeshi shipbuilding industry operating by the Bangladesh Navy, located in Narayanganj. This shipyard builds inshore patrol vessels, harbor patrol crafts, coast guard patrol crafts, landing craft utility, landing craft tanks, medium cargo vessels and high-speed boats.

DEW Ltd targeted to build 6,000 DWT ship within 2020. This is the oldest shipyard in Bangladesh, established in 1922. Various types naval ships being built in DEW and in future some larger warships also will built as per the plan.

Bangladesh needs to boost its naval warship building capabilities throughout all the shipbuilding industries the country has. Bangladesh have to protect vast amount of territorial sea waters in the Bay of Bengal. Various types of natural resources like marine fisheries, hydrocarbons may can be a turning point for Bangladesh’s economy. Fishermen from neighboring countries trying steal our fish resources in the area, illegal migrants trying to go through our waters, piracy must be diminished here and ultimately life-line of our economy the “Sea-Line-of-Communications” or SLOCs shall be protected.

Hence Bangladesh Navy must expand its naval warship fleet, left coastal water policing to the Bangladesh Coast Guard and keep the eye on the high seas. For both roles various types of naval ships are needed. Importing those from overseas sources would cost more while building them in country would save a large amount of tax-payers’ money. Besides saving money, a strong and capable shipbuilding industry will give Bangladesh a strength to her economy. This will also create a handsome amount of jobs for almost all types of skilled manpower. Ultimately shipbuilding in Bangladesh will benefit the country for a long period.