Bangladesh Army getting offer for its Attack Chopper acquisition program from various sources includes Italian Leonardo Company with its A129 International attack helicopter
Bangladesh Army attack helicopter procurement, Leonardo A129 is an option.
Italian defense equipment manufacturer Leonardo Company offered it A129 International attack helicopter to Bangladesh Army. Attack helicopters are modern army’s aerial warfare backbone and Leonardo’s A129 combat helicopter is one of the most sophisticated chopper in its class.
It is a combat proven platform. A129 also dubbed as AW129, sometimes. Italian Army operating 59 of them and deployed worldwide operations. This attack helo can operate in hot desert conditions, cold weather, and tropical humid weather. If Bangladesh Army go for A129 then they can get logistics, training, maintenance and spare supports easily.
Bangladesh Army going to manufacture Armored Personnel Carrier in Bangladesh very soon
Bangladesh Army (BA) Going to Manufacture Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) in Home.
Bangladesh setting up an armored personnel carrier (APC) manufacturing plant inside the Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory (BMTF) premises in Gazipur district near Dhaka. Not only army but also other armed forces, Bangladesh Police, Border Huard Bangladesh, and few other paramilitary needs such armored cars to operate swiftly.
Recently Armed Forces of Bangladesh taking initiatives to manufacture most of the country’s needed military equipment and gears in home. APC factory is one of those efforts. BMTF has sufficient resources and skilled manpower to execute such big military vehicle manufacturing process. Previously Bangladesh upgraded their Type-59 tanks with some foreign technical help. Bangladesh Army also producing various types of military trucks and cars.
In another effort, BD Army setting up an overhauling plant for russian built “BTR” series armored personnel carriers. Currently BA has 600+ BTR APCs. Bd Army operating a large number various APCs, most them are Russian made BTR-80 & BTR-82s. some are Egyptian, American, Chinese, Turkish and other Eastern European origins.
In the near future Bangladesh eyes for manufacturing own aircraft, APC, large warships, MANPADS missiles, multiple launch rocket systems, soldiers gears, fighter jet overhauling plant and some other. Building efficient military industries shall save large amount of resources and help in country’s economy a lot. That’s why military-civil leadership of Bangladesh taking effective steps and measures to flourish this sector. After fulfilling country’s needs these hardware can be exported which will earn some extra bucks for the economy. Large number of civilian employments would help socio-economic development. And, such, Bangladesh Army’s effort of manufacture Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) in home benefits our birth land in all the way.
Bangladesh Army Plans to Purchase a Large Amount of High-Tech Weapons & Equipment Urgently
Bangladesh Army & BAF will purchase latest generation tanks, APCs, air defense systems, howitzer guns, advanced fighter jets, and some other military equipment soon. As economy growing slow Bangladesh also slowed the modernization processes of her Armed Forces. Although, current economic constraints Bangladesh Army & Bangladesh Air Force decided to purchase some military equipment & weapons quickly.
This is to enhance operational capabilities and flexibilities. Most of the weapons and systems will come from European Union and Chinese sources. Bangladesh is peace loving country working for establish peace in the world through the UN Peace Keeping Missions. Hence, Armed Forces of Bangladesh needs various types of military hardware to accomplish those vital missions worldwide, especially in African continent. Bangladesh is the largest troop contributor to the UNPK Missions.
Most of the military hardware will come from the EU, Russia and China. Bangladesh enjoys great, cordial relation with EU nations.
BD Army will selected Chinese NORINCO made VT5 light tanks to purchase under this quick acquisition program. How many will be bought that’s still unclear. Turkey offered its MKEK 18 tons towed artillery but Bangladesh needs something light to be transported through the existing helicopter by under-sling carrying options. BA also searching for a highly advanced medium range surface-to-air missile system. According to news BA got offer from MBDA Missile System’s for its SAMP/T Aster-30 SAM system, though, it’s not selected yet. Other equipment like Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs), Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) etc. are also included in the list.
Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) planned to purchase a squadron of 4++ generation fighter jets from reliable origin. Either it could be Russia or China who can provide BAF 4++/4+ generation combat jets. Russia offered Bangladesh its latest MiG-35 fighter jet, but, BAF sought for Su-35S Flanker-E supermaneuverable jet, which is now a combat proven jet. China, on the other hand, offered a squadron of its indigenously designed Chengdu J-10B 4.5th generation fighter aircraft. Bangladesh cautiously examining all of her options. Defense forces selecting their tools one by one keeping all the financial aspects in mind. Hope very soon BAF will announce its new fighter jet option. Until then we shall wait for the news to come.
Bangladesh Air Force Aerial Bombing Training Exercise on Targets with L-39 Albatros Trainer Light Attack Aircraft
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 Requests Offerings of Technical Proposals from Interested Party for Its 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Gun Requirement
According to Directorate General Defense Purchase (DGDP) Bangladesh Army going to buy a large number of 105mm self-propelled howitzer cannon from any country who are manufacturing advanced high-tech SPH. Those SPH guns must be capable of firing any NATO standard rounds and should be equipped with ballistic protected crew cabin. DGDP is the purchasing authority of the Bangladesh Armed Forces.
Bangladesh Army will evaluate tracked, wheeled and truck-mounted systems to standardize the gun on country’s terrain and weather condition. How many SPH cannons will be procured it is not still clear, though the number would be large.
Under the “Forces Goal – 2030” Bangladesh Army emphasizes on mobility and fire power. Field artillery is the main firing potential of any army. Hence BA wants to build a handsome regiments of modern advanced self-propelled howitzer guns of various caliber.
Bangladesh Army Launched “Future Soldier” Program For Modernization of Its Infantry Soldiers War Fighting Capabilities
As the 21st century goes on with all its technological advancement, military equipment’s also getting changed with the prospects of newer one. Bangladesh Army, as other ones, also moving forward with the “Future Soldier” concept to modernize its infantrymen across divisions.
Future Infantrymen Program is nothing but needs huge research and hence demands large budget. Bangladesh hasn’t big military budget, and trying to cope up with already commercially available high-tech equipment that can be part of the program.
These includes high-tech, high performance and robust communication instrument, enhanced weapons like assault rifles, pistols, LMGs, SMGs etc., advanced technology uniforms and some other gears.