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.

Secret Submarine Base of Bangladesh Navy

Bangladesh Navy now a three-dimensional armed force of the country by operating two Chinese Type 035G Ming-class submarine, which was commissioned in active in last 12 March this year. Bangladesh Navy is constructing a new base at Rabanabad in Patuakhali named BNS Sher-E-Bangla, which will be the country’s largest naval base with submarine berthing and aviation facilities.

Meanwhile, a separate submarine base is under construction at Pekua in Cox’s Bazar. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had observed the ceremony and inaugurate the commissioning of these 2 submarine of Bangladesh.

BNS Sheikh Hasina is a new naval base being developed for the Bangladesh Navy. This will be the first full-fledged submarine base of Bangladesh Navy. Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone of a submarine base in Pekua in the coastal city of Cox’s Bazar.

China handed over the two Type 035G Ming-class submarines to the Bangladesh Navy on 14 November 2016.

Bangladesh Army Bought Nora B-52K2 SPG Howitzer to Protect Border from Serbia

Bangladesh Army acquired 18 units of Nora B-52K2 SPG Howitzer from Serbia, 12 more units are on the way.
Serbian Nora B-52K2 Self-Propelled Howitzer Gun is a 155 mm/52-calibre self-propelled howitzer weapon system. This SPH gun designed & developed by the Serb ‘Military Technical Institute Belgrade’ and manufactured by Yugoimport SDPR. Bangladesh Army bought units which are fitted with a French SAGEM Sigma 30 inertial navigation system. SAGEM Sigma 30 inertial navigation system enables the SPH Gun for autonomous navigation and pointing of the projectiles at the targets.

Bangladesh Army acquired 18 units of Nora B-52K2 SPG Howitzer from Serbia, 12 more units are on the way.

Serbian Nora B-52K2 Self-Propelled Howitzer Gun is a 155 mm/52-calibre self-propelled howitzer weapon system. This SPH gun designed & developed by the Serb ‘Military Technical Institute Belgrade’ and manufactured by Yugoimport SDPR. Bangladesh Army bought units which are fitted with a French SAGEM Sigma 30 inertial navigation system. SAGEM Sigma 30 inertial navigation system enables the SPH Gun for autonomous navigation and pointing of the projectiles at the targets.

Bangladeshi variant has an additional armored full automatic with closed turret, new stronger chassis, radar on barrel for measuring projectile trajectory and speed, NBC protected cabin and turret, automated fire-suspension system, smoke grenade launcher, intercom for crew and new software.

More specifically BA K2 variant is upgraded with 25 liter chamber, higher rate of fire, laser guided long range ammunition, smaller crew, new automated functions, smaller weight~25 tons, automatic leveling of gun in north direction, new smoke and light grenade launcher.

K designation stands for Kamaz chassis, number for orientation of main weapon in relationship to north and letter for level of equipment and/or export designation. It is possible on demand to equip Nora B-52 howitzer with 152 mm gun. All versions have differences in chassis, armour, turret, loading and support system.

All versions with automatic loader features MRSI capability. Standard equipment includes a computerized fire control system and a land navigation system. Ballistic protection is provided against small arms fire, shell splinters and some mines.

Bangladesh Navy Building Biggest Submarine Base of the Country to Home New Submarines & Other Naval Warships

Bangladesh Navy now a three-dimensional armed force of the country by operating two Chinese Type 035G Ming-class submarine, which was commissioned in active in last 12 March this year. Bangladesh Navy is constructing a new base at Rabanabad in Patuakhali named BNS Sher-E-Bangla, which will be the country’s largest naval base with submarine berthing and aviation facilities. Meanwhile, a separate submarine base is under construction at Pekua in Cox’s Bazar. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had observed the ceremony and inaugurate the commissioning of these 2 submarine of Bangladesh.

BNS Sheikh Hasina is a new naval base being developed for the Bangladesh Navy. This will be the first full-fledged submarine base of Bangladesh Navy. Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone of a submarine base in Pekua in the coastal city of Cox’s Bazar.

China handed over the two Type 035G Ming-class submarines to the Bangladesh Navy on 14 November 2016.

Bangladesh Army Buying Chinese HQ-16/LY-80 Air Defense Missile System to Increase Aerial Defense

DGDP Issued Tender for HQ-16/LY-80 medium range surface-to-air missile for Bangladesh Army:
Chinese developed HQ-16B or LY-80 air defense missile system will be inducted with Bangladesh Army air defense unit soon. Direcetorate General of Defense Purchase of Ministry of Defense Bangladesh issued international tender for the system.

DGDP Issued Tender for HQ-16/LY-80 medium range surface-to-air missile for Bangladesh Army:
Chinese developed HQ-16B or LY-80 air defense missile system will be inducted with Bangladesh Army air defense unit soon. Direcetorate General of Defense Purchase of Ministry of Defense Bangladesh issued international tender for the system. Earlier Bangladesh acquired FM-90 SHORADS from China and deployed to protect Bangladesh Ordinance Factoriess (BOF). LY-80 has most advanced search radar which is capable to detect targets upto 140 kilometers away and target them from 1.5 km — 40 km. HQ-16/LY-80 can detect 144 targets and track 48 while can engage 2 of them simultaneously. It is a very eeficient surface-to-air missile system which is being deployed by the Chinese Armed Forces on land and naval warships to protect high-value military and civil targets from enemy aircrafts and missiles. Its single hit ratio is for fighter jets 85% and for cruise missile is 60%.

Bangladesh Air Force Wiil Buy Eight 4.5th Generation Maritime Fighter Jets From Russia

Bangladesh Air Force issued tender for 4++ Gen. Long-Range Maritime Strike & Offensive Fighter Plane

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Bangladesh Air Force issued tender for 4++ Gen. Long-Range Maritime Strike & Offensive Fighter Plane:

Bangladesh Armed Forces Services’ Directorate General of Defence Purchases (DGDP) has issued an international tender In February 28, 2017, for eight multi-role maritime combat aircraft, additionally options for four more, for the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF). From previous acquisition pattern BAF will purchase these fighter jets from Russia. News already circulating in web that Russian United Aircraft Corporation expecting to grab the contract. UAC will propose their Mig-35S, Su-35S and Su-30SM 4++ generation fighter jets for the bid.

These aircrafts will be deployed to protect its territorial water body in the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh Navy (BN) has its very own air arm, though, BAF will be responsible for the aerial offensive and strike support to the Navy during any conflict.

Previously Government of Bangladesh pledged full support to raise a tri-dimensional naval forces including surface combatants, sub-surface forces (submarine force) and naval air arm. BN currently operating few fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircrafts includes Dornier Do-228NG maritime patrol & ASW aircraft, Harbin Z-9C surveillance & utility helicopter and recently ordered for two AgustaWestland AW159 ASW helicopters. As Bangladesh Navy has no adequate facility installed to maintain such a full-fledged combat fighter jets its BAF’s task to provide aerial strike support to the navy.

According to the tender issued DGDP asked to submit proposal against the tender in April 13, 2017. Additional four fighter aircrafts will also be purchased in coming days, it’s also been stated in the tender document.