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!

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.

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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