Bangladesh Navy Commissioning Submarines in 12 March, 2017

Bangladesh Navy going to commission its 2 Type 035G Ming class Attack submarines BNS Nabajatra & BNS Joyjatra in 12 march, 2017. The Pennant Numbers of these two submarines are: S161 & S162. These boats will enhance BN’s capabilities & presence in the Bay of Bengal. Submarines are the stealthier weapons which can make a navy more lethal than one with large surface combatants. It can pop-up anywhere in the water and can runaway safely after hitting targets.

Bangladesh Navy Submarine Update-2017:

Bangladesh Navy going to commission its 2 Type 035G Ming-class submarines, BNS Nabajatra & BNS Joyjatra, in 12 March, 2017. The pennant numbers of these two boats are: S161 & S162. Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), received these two submarines in Dalian, China where they were built and refitted with heavy upgrades. S161 & S162 Ming-class submarines of Bangladesh Navy arrived at Chittagong Port in 14 November, 2016.

Bangladesh has plan to expand its submarine forces comprises of 8 submarines and at least two submarine bases. Primarily these two submarine will berth in the Amnabad Submarine Base in Patuakhali near Payrabond Port where Navy building country’s biggest naval base along, Bangladesh Army also building a cantonment to protect Bangladesh’s interests and assets there. In coming years Bangladesh will buy either Russian upgraded Kilo class advanced sub or Chinese Type 041 Yuan class or S20 boats for more credible naval power.

Bangladesh Army Aviation Group ordered 1 EADS C-295W Military Transport Aircraft will be delivered in 2017 From Spain

BANGLADESH HAS become the latest nation to acquire the Airbus C295W medium airlifter with an order for a single aircraft for Bangladesh Army Aviation. Airbus Defense and Space announced the contract for the aircraft on October 11.

In transport configuration, it will be delivered in the second half of 2017 under a deal that also includes customer support and training. The C295W is qualified for the transport of troops and bulky/palletized cargo, para-trooping and medical evacuation. It is the first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft to be operated by Bangladesh Army Aviation.

Airbus Defense and Space’s Head of Marketing and Sales, Jean-Pierre Talamoni said: “The C295W will markedly increase the transport capability of Bangladesh Army Aviation. We look forward to working with this new customer to secure a smooth entry into service and to supporting the aircraft for many years to come.”

With this new order the number of operators for the C295 rises to 26.

Video of Bangladesh Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare: Submarine Killer Rocket of BN

Bangladesh Navy has Type 81 Anti-Submarine Warfare Rocket launchers it its inventory for shallow water ASW role. It is an upgraded version of the Russian RBU-1200 ASW rocket launchers which fires 240/250mm Type 62 rockets from ASW small & medium warships like patrol vessels, fast attack crafts, submarine-chasers and frigates.

Bangladesh Navy uses 250mm rockets and this system is a five-tube launchers and rockets have to be loaded manually. It has a range of 3,200 meters. Features are as below:

• Range: 100 m to 1000 m

• Weight: 195 kg

• Warhead:100 kg

• Caliber: 300 mm

• Length: 1800 mm

• Sink rate: 11.8 m/s

• Maximum depth: 450 m

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Watch on Video: History of Bangladesh Army Aviation Group and Its Current Aircraft-2017

Here you can watch which aircrafts Bangladesh Army Aviation group operates in 2017

Bangladesh Army Aviation Group is the Air Arm of Bangladesh Army. The AAG is responsible for military air operations, such as troops & supply delivery in the conflict zones, search and rescue ops, surveillance, and disaster managements and conducts relief operations during natural calamities etc. After the formation in 1978 it was named Army Aviation Squadron which was named then Army Aviation Wing, as after expansion to the Wing level.

When in 1990 it was expanded to the level of a group strength then it named Army Aviation Group. Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh trained its pilots for long time and assists it. For maintenance and related other jobs had been done by the personnel from Bangladesh Air Force. And then the “801 Army aviation maintenance unit” was established and army came up with its own maintenance unit with its own personnel. Currently the AAG has a strength of more than 100 with 30+ well-trained pilots.

Bangladesh Army Aviation Group currently operating almost 20 rotary 7 fixed-winged aircraft includes medium military transport aircraft and modified heavy combat helicopter gunships.

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Video: Why Bangladesh Army Rejected Indian Offer of Training & Arms?

Bangladesh and indian army concluded well their bilateral annual exercise “Sampriti-2016”. After this counter-terrorism exercise indian defense minister Mr. monohor porikar visited Bangladesh amid China’s delivery of the two submarines to the Bangladesh Navy.

Mr. porikar offered military equipment and training to the Bangladesh Army, but top brass of Army decline and said Mr. porikar that Bangladesh doesn’t need indian training and equipment. Because, Bangladesh Army’s “training & evaluation” doctrine is one of the world’s best.

Although, top Bangladeshi officials lauded indian military’s professionalism and wished to maintain good relation between two armies and peoples too. Bangladesh-india shares thousands miles of border and cultural similiraties two. By bonding two nations with goodwill and bilateral developmental works, it can bring very good results for peoples of these two countries.

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