MISSILES & ARMAMENTS Carried By The Bangladesh Navy BNS Durjoy

Chinese warship builder Wuchang Shipyard built two Durjoy-class large patrol craft BNS Durjoy & BNS Nirmul for the Bangladesh Navy
Wuchang Shipyard Group Co., Ltd transfer the technology of the Durjoy-class LPC to Khulna Shipyard Limited

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BNS Durjoy is the Durjoy class large patrol craft operating by the Bangladesh Navy (BN) from 2013. It is built by the Chinese Wuchang Shipyard. This LPC has a displacement of 648 tons and carry four C-704 anti-ship cruise missiles. An H/PJ-26 76.2 mm forward naval gun, 2 Oerlikon 20 mm cannon and 2 6-tube EDS-25A 250mm ASW rocket launchers are other armaments.

This ship is intended to operate in coastal waters for mainly surface warfare. China built two of this class, named BNS Durjoy and BNS Nirmul, for the Bangladesh Navy. Another two dedicated anti-submarine warfare (ASW) version has been built in the Khulna Shipyard Limited (KSY) recently. Four more are expected.

As Myanmar navy has no submarine yet but indian navy has, Bangladesh Navy surely deploy them near indian water border. After inducting two Chinese Ming-class attack submarines into active service india expressed unprecedented ire of towards Bangladeshi submarine acquisition. Unspecified sources said that indian navy submarines are sneaking into the Bangladeshi territorial water bodies recently in a frequency.

On the other hand, Burma will buy submarines soon after seeing what new submarines Bangladesh buy next. Hence it is wise to build up a strong ASW force in advance. These semi-stealth ASW LPCs will provide maximum security to the country’s coastal waters in time of war and peace.

Recently Bangladesh Navy set a goal to build maximum warships it needs in home. For hence, they extended their naval diplomacy to the level of acquiring naval ship building technology. China, for sure, is the frontrunner in Bangladesh’s quest of being warship builder nation. Already CSOC provide transfer-of-technology to the KSY for building Durjoy-class naval ships. This trend of building ship in home also will save Bangladesh’s foreign reserve and contribute to the economy.

The FIRST Bangladeshi Warship Builder: Dockyard & Engineering Works Limited

Dockyard & Engineering Works (DEW) Limited is the country’s first naval shipbuilding industry building naval warships, cargo vessels & passenger ships for various organizations.
DEW Ltd. was established in 1922 and currently it has been handed over to the Bangladesh Navy for the better & well managed shipbuilding operations after years of losses

Dockyard & Engineering Works Limited or DEW Ltd is a Bangladeshi shipbuilding industry operating by the Bangladesh Navy, located in Narayanganj. This shipyard builds inshore patrol vessels, harbor patrol crafts, coast guard patrol crafts, landing craft utility, landing craft tanks, medium cargo vessels and high-speed boats.

DEW Ltd targeted to build 6,000 DWT ship within 2020. This is the oldest shipyard in Bangladesh, established in 1922. Various types naval ships being built in DEW and in future some larger warships also will built as per the plan.

Bangladesh needs to boost its naval warship building capabilities throughout all the shipbuilding industries the country has. Bangladesh have to protect vast amount of territorial sea waters in the Bay of Bengal. Various types of natural resources like marine fisheries, hydrocarbons may can be a turning point for Bangladesh’s economy. Fishermen from neighboring countries trying steal our fish resources in the area, illegal migrants trying to go through our waters, piracy must be diminished here and ultimately life-line of our economy the “Sea-Line-of-Communications” or SLOCs shall be protected.

Hence Bangladesh Navy must expand its naval warship fleet, left coastal water policing to the Bangladesh Coast Guard and keep the eye on the high seas. For both roles various types of naval ships are needed. Importing those from overseas sources would cost more while building them in country would save a large amount of tax-payers’ money. Besides saving money, a strong and capable shipbuilding industry will give Bangladesh a strength to her economy. This will also create a handsome amount of jobs for almost all types of skilled manpower. Ultimately shipbuilding in Bangladesh will benefit the country for a long period.

Bangladesh Navy Building A Fleet Of Advanced Attack Submarines

Under “Forces Goal – 2030” Bangladesh Navy expanding its submarine force’s capabilities with advanced attack submarines to protect country’s vast maritime boundary.

Bangladesh Navy planning to expand its submarine force by 2020. Chinese S-20/Type 041 Yuan class, German Type 214 or Type 212, Turkish Gur & Reis class submarines are the main competitors. Russia offered its Improved Kilo-class submarines to Dhaka recently. Sources confirmed that Bangladesh Noubahini planning to operate a fleet of at least five attack submarines in near future.

Currently BN searching for advanced, cost effective and quieter attack submarines from various origin. Ultimately one will be selected. Two Chinese Type 053G Ming-class submarines will then serve as training boats and can be deployed for coastal patrol duties.

To monitor and protect country’s vast maritime boundary and its wealth Bangladesh Navy planning to purchase 4–6 more advanced submarines fitted with latest generation surveillance sensor systems.

Bangladesh building a strong “tri-dimensional” naval force to protect the country’s maritime interests in the Bay of Bengal. And for that purpose submarines are the most effective force multiplier solution and Dhaka pursuing that dream actively.

Bangladesh Navy Ordered 2 Chinese Navy Type 053H3 Guided Missile Frigate With Air Defense System

Bangladesh Navy will build Chinese PLAN Type 056 corvettes & Type 054A AAW frigates, before which Type 053H3 Guided Missile Frigates will serve as “stop gap” warships

Bangladesh Navy buying to Chinese Type 053H3 guided missile frigates. These two new ship of BN will serve as “stop gap” warship in the fleet. Bangladesh going to license build PLAN Type 056 Jiangdao-class corvettes and Type 054A multipurpose air-defence missile frigates in home.

Until those very modern advanced warships joins Navy BD, coming two refurbished ships will provide surface combat, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare capabilities to navy. Bangladesh gained a large amount of sea area with exclusive economic exploitation rights, which must be patrolled properly to prevent any asset loss.

After the new build warships’ entry to the fleet Bangladesh Navy will put these two Type 053H3 missile frigates into coastal patrol role. Bangladesh mainly purchasing Chinese naval warships to enhance force’s surface warfare capabilities. Recently BN commissioned two Chinese refurbished Type 035G Ming-class attack submarines into active service and started a new journey of sub-surface force.

Government of Bangladesh guaranteed the armed forces a comprehensive modernization program dubbed as “Forces Goal – 2030”, under which forces expansion and new quality hardware being purchased. Bangladesh Nou Bahini getting huge budget to purchase new warships, maritime airplanes, ASW & utility helicopters, submarines, and new bases are also planned. Country’s biggest naval base is being built at Rabnabad in Patuakhali district in the southern coastal region where, near, also construction for a cantonment for Bangladesh Army also underway.

To build a “Tri-Dimension Naval Force” Bangladesh Govt. providing every possible support to the force. In coming years there will be more modern advanced attack submarines, warships, MPA and other naval assets to patrol over country’s 118590 sq. km of water body in the Bay of Bengal. For coastal defense and patrolling Bangladesh upgrading its Coast Guard too, and acquiring more coast guard ships in various sizes. Recently surfaced news shows that Dhaka acquiring various coast guard and marine security purpose ships from China and japan. Bangladesh Coast Guard has been separated and authorized to policing the vast coastal region.

Within 2030, Bangladesh Navy will be one of the largest and powerful navy of Asia, as speculation goes on. It’ll be the second largest surface combatant operators in South Asia and one of the most formidable in Asia. Bangladesh needs to secure its “sea-line of communications” or SLOC, as most of its overseas trade happens through maritime route in Bay of Bengal and main sea ports are demands full-proof security from conventional/unconventional threats. So, country’s military leadership expecting huge boost in high-tech military hardware purchasing in the coming days. Hope we would be able to publish articles on those issues as information are available to publicly.

Bangladesh Navy Buying Two Chinese Navy Guided Missile Frigate With “Hot Transfer” To Increase Naval Fire Power To Protect Sea Area

More modern guided missile frigates coming to Bangladesh Navy until the Chinese Type 054 air defence frigates be inducted into the fleet, those will be built at Chittagong Dry Dock with Chinese technical help

Two Chinese Navy multirole frigates will be inducted by Bangladesh Navy in 2018. Maybe Type 053H3 or Type 054 are coming to BN. Bangladesh increasing its naval fire power faster to protect total 118,813 square km of sea waters. China helping Bangladesh to build a formidable navy in the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh seeks more modern air-defence frigates and capable littoral combat warships. And those ships should be built locally in Khulna Shipyard and or in Chittagong Dry Dock Limited. This will give commercial off-set to Bangladesh.

In future Bangladesh Navy will be the second largest powerful navy with large fleet of surface combatants in the South Asia and one of the most powerful in Asia. Naval aviation with Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) is being shaped and sub-surface force started its journey with two chinese submarines.

Bangladesh has to protect it maritime boundary from illegal fishing, illegal human trafficking, drugs & goods smuggling through naval route from Burma. Large portion of drugs smuggled in Bangladesh from burma through Bay of Bengal.

There are plenty of hydrocarbons under the sea bed of the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh got its right to explore those non-living marine assets from continental shelf. Previously in 2008 myanmar navy sneaked into Bangladeshi territorial waters and started to survey for hydrocarbon resources. Bangladesh navy goes on and made Burmese ran away. After that Bangladesh Navy decided to enhance its naval power with various types of naval platforms.  According to some credible sources, Bangladesh going to build Chinese PLAN Type 056 Jiangdao class stealth ASW corvettes in Khulna Shipyard and PLAN PLAN Type 054A Jiangkai II multipurpose guided missile stealth frigates in Chittagong Dry Dock Limited for BN.

When the ships will be inducted into the fleet Bangladesh Navy will be the second largest surface combatant force in the South Asia and one of the most powerful navy in Asia. Yet those planning to come into fruition, though, Bangladesh expanding naval force very rapidly with high-tech equipment.

Russia Offered Bangladesh Navy A New Type of Multipurpose Stealth Frigate, Advanced Submarine, Armored Combat Vehicles, Missiles for Bangladesh Armed Forces

Russia Offered Bangladesh Navy A New Type of Multipurpose Stealth Frigate, Advanced Submarine, Armored Combat Vehicles, Missiles for Bangladesh Armed Forces. Russia to increase military equipment sale to Bangladesh. Recently BAF ordered 8 Su-30SME, bought Yak-130, Bangladesh Army bought ATGMs, and now Bangladesh Navy may buy Russian warships and submarines.

Russia offered Bangladesh Navy (BN) a totally new type of stealth frigate. Moscow also offered Bangladesh submarines, armored vehicles, missiles and many more. A high powered Russian delegation visiting Dhaka to discuss multi-billion dollar weapons deal with Bangladesh Armed Forces.

Bangladesh Navy was lacks behind form operating Russian origin equipment from other two branches of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. Now, after inducting two Chinese refurbished submarines Bangladesh Navy maybe going for new type of Russian stealth frigates. This is maybe the Admiral Gorshkov Class multipurpose frigate designed to engage with various types of threats. It’s a Project 22350 type frigate which Russia offering for export to the allied nations.

Bangladesh Navy also building an air arm comprising various types of fixed and rotary wing aircrafts. BN already operating 2 Dornier Do-228NG Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), AW139 Maritime Search and Rescue (MSAR) helicopters, ordered two AW159 Wildcat ASW-ASuW helicopters, Chinese Z-9 ASW and utility helicopters. BAF has ordered eight Russian Sukhoi Su-30SME super flanker fighter jets for maritime and naval strike aircraft to give air support to Bangladesh Navy.

Russia is one of the closest and reliable ally of Bangladesh from her birth. In recent years Bangladesh Army has bought a large amount of high-tech weapons and systems from Russian manufacturers. Bangladesh Air Force also the large one buyer for Russian fighter jets, fighter trainer, and such military equipment.

Bangladesh building a three-dimensional navy from 2001 and still modernization process going on. Already it becomes a tri-dimensional force and protecting our national interests in the Bay of Bengal region from evil eyes. Hope they’ll boost their efforts to save our marine assets from neighboring thieves. Our heartfelt support and greetings to them always.

The warship Russia offered has following mission capabilities:

– engage surface ships and vessels;

– search for and destroy enemy submarines;

– destroy land targets deep in the enemy territory;

– conduct offensive mission on the coast and islands;

– provide air, ASW and anti-boat defense for ships and vessels;

– provide fire support for amphibious assault forces and ground troops operations in the coastal areas.

Currently a powerful Russian delegation is in Bangladesh negotiating multi-billion dollar weapons that includes everything from MRCA, warships, submarines, armored vehicles, missiles and much more. More information to follow. Continue reading “Russia Offered Bangladesh Navy A New Type of Multipurpose Stealth Frigate, Advanced Submarine, Armored Combat Vehicles, Missiles for Bangladesh Armed Forces”