Bangladesh Army Going To Manufacture Advanced Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System In Home (Bangladesh)

Government decided to build an indigenous defense industries to produce high-tech military equipment and thus, Bangladesh Army started a project to manufacture GMLRS in home.

Bangladesh Ordinance Factory (BOF) and Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory (BMTF) jointly will assemble “Guided-Multiple Launch Rocket System” (GMLRS) for the Bangladesh Army.

Primarily medium range MLRS will be assembled under license from some Chinese manufacturer. And for this purpose army has started to negotiate with several Chinese military vehicle manufacturers for suitable launcher vehicle.

Bangladesh Armed Forces finalized a modernization plan dubbed as “Forces Goal – 2030”. Under this plan Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force started purchasing various military equipment. And initiated various defense program to produce possible military hardware in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Army assembling Man Portable Air Defence Systems in Bangladesh Ordinance Factory (BOF). Next is “Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System” (GMLRS). One of the sophisticated Chinese MLRS which is widely used by the PLA going to be assembled under license from China. BMTF discussing with Chinese military vehicle manufacturer Sinotruck and Taian for a heavy duty military truck suitable for multi-barrel rocket launchers.

Bangladesh Army’s next target to build Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) in Bangladesh.

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 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 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 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: 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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