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.
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.
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.
Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory (BMTF) is the country’s largest automobile industry managed by the Bangladesh Army producing military vehicles for armed forces
Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory or BMTF is an automobile manufacturing/assembly industry managed by the Bangladesh Army. This state owned commercial venture is primarily tasked to produce various types of military vehicles for Bangladesh Armed Forces. Troop trucks, staff cars, jeeps etc. are being assembled in BMTF. It’s also manufacturing some soldiers’ gears and other materials for Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Air Force and Bangladesh Navy.
BMTF setting up a plant to produce Armored Personnel Carriers and launcher vehicles for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems that will be assembled in Bangladesh. For this negotiation is ongoing with China Sinotruck and Taian Special Vehicle Company Ltd. BMTF is the largest venture in Bangladesh in its category. It also produces various agricultural equipment, energy saving lamps, leather items for soldiers and steel structures.
Bangladesh needs to build her own military industries rapidly to cope up with the security threats emerging in the region. Burma playing dirty with enormous aggressiveness. Burmese military trying to make Bangladesh unstable by provoking in the border and by the genocide of Rohingya ethnicity. China, israel, india backing burmese killer military and civilian leaderships from the behind. There’s no real friend in the international diplomacy, except one saving their very own interests themselves.
Bangladesh’s main export gateway is situated in Chittagong region, that’s mean Chittagong Sea Port. It must be secured whit the utmost importance to it. Bangladesh can’t rely on foreign suppliers for all her defense equipment, rather have to build an indigenous supply line. Hence, Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory bears a great importance in regards of country’s security issues. It has strategic implications not only in terms of defense equipment but also it’ll save large amount of foreign currencies and will give a positive contribution to the country’s economy. Various number of employment in civil-military paradigm has been created and more shall be.
In the conclusion, Bangladesh Army’s efforts to build/manufacture defense equipment and goods in home is a positive step in various ways. It would save our money, improve our industrial base, create jobs, and make us independent to acquiring military hardware.
Bangladesh Navy Became A Three-Dimensional Naval Force by Inducting 2 Submarine & Maritime Aircrafts into Active Services
Bangladesh Navy (BN), the naval arm of the country’s armed forces, observing most vigorous odernization processing ever. Government of Bangladesh sought to secure its 118513 sq kilometers of the maritime boundary which thought to be full of maritime resources. In addition, through the Bay of Bengal, country’s main & only maritime trade corridors goes. Bangladesh Navy is subjected to protect the Sea-Lines-Of-Communication (SLOC), hydrocarbon exploration projects, marine fisheries and to stop illegal migration, drug smuggling, piracy and so on.
Bay of Bengal secured its great importance in the growing geopolitical position in the global influential matters. It has also possess a great position of domination in the region. Bangladesh has dwindling small economy with vast population in the world. Though all short comings Govt. wants to establish a full fledged three-dimensional naval force to ensure all required security of its SLOCs and the ultimate security of the country itself. Hence, recently, Dhaka modernizing the navy with greater invest in new and second hand equipment. earlier this year Bangladesh Navy commissioned two refurbished Chinese Ming-class attack submarines and entered into new era of tri-dimensional navy.
In 2011, BN started with its naval aviation wing by inducting two new AgustaWestland AW109E Power utility helicopters and two German RUAG Dornier Do-228NG maritime patrol aircrafts. They also bought four Chinese PLAN Type 056 Corvettes and more will be built in home. Speculation suggests that Chittagong Dry Dock Ltd. preparing to built 4000+ ton displacment heavy frigate with enough anti-air warfare armaments. Experts says that BN has a plan of acquiring 12–14 such high performance frigates in the next decade. Many minor surface ships like Large Patrol Crafts (LPC), Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and other small sized warships has been built in Khulna Shipyard and more are on pipeline. Within 2030 Bangladesh Navy will be the second largest navy in South Asia and one of the large in Asia. Bangladesh’s plan for a formidable navy will meet its peak then. Other military modernization processes are also being materialized for the army and the air force too.
Bangladesh Army Created 10+ Thousand Posts of Various Ranks for 10th Infantry Division at Ramu Cantonment in Cox’s Bazar.
10884 new posts has been created in the newly formed 10th Infantry Division. This new division of Bangladesh Army has been raised and established in the Ramu Cantonment in cox’s Bazar. There are 15 ranks among those 10K new posts. This is the southernmost military installation of Bangladesh. There are another cantonment being built at Patuakhali’s Lebukhali area just beside of Bangladesh Navy’s biggest under construction naval base.
All the official procedures for these new posts appointment has been done by the Government of Bangladesh by passing the bill at cabinet meeting. These development will complete in next six fiscal years step by step.
Bangladesh Army has established Cox’s Bazar’s Ramu cantonment to ensure all round security of the country’s vital civil-military infrastructures at there. Pekua submarine base, world’s longest sea beach and many other important things are there in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh which needs all round protection. On the other side, most of the drugs, illegal migration, smugglings are happened through Teknaf district from myamnmar to Bangladesh which has to be stopped at any cost Dhaka thinks. For all these reasons Bangladesh stationed military there.
These massive recruitment will be completed through six years span due to economical constraints. Among new man power, Army will also buy 1300+ military vehicles for the 10th Infantry Division. Development of the area almost nearing end and all facilities will be available soon. This recruitment is the largest expansion in the terms of man power of the Bangladesh Army. This expansion happening per the “Forces goal -2030”.