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People's Republic of Bangladesh (Gana Prajatantri Bangladesh)

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Air Force 14,000

Three major bases - Bashar AB (consists of Dhaka-Tejgaon and Dhaka-Kurmitola); Matiur Rahman AB (Jessore) and Zahurul Haque AB (Chittagong). Kurmitola is the main fast jet fighter/FGA base. Tejgaon houses two helicopter squadrons.
Jessore houses the transport squadrons, the Air Force Academy and the Flying Training Wing. Bogra houses the flying instructors’ school; Chittagong has a combat training/light attack squadron plus a helicopter squadron.

Flying hours 17,000+ flying hrs/year

FORCES BY ROLE & EQUIPMENT BY TYPE

AIRCRAFT 75+ combat capable

FGA 59+:
2 sqn with 31 F-7MB/F-7BG (recce capable)/FT-7BG/FT-7B Airguard; 18 A-5C (Q-5III) Fantan; 10 FT-6 (MiG-19UTI) Farmer

FTR 8:
1 sqn with 6 MiG-29 Fulcrum; 2 MiG-29UB Fulcrum

TPT 7:
1 sqn with 3 An-32 Club ; 4 C-130B Hercules

TRG 30:
1 trg school with 8 L-39ZA Albatros*; 10 PT-6 (CJ-6); 12 T-37B Tweet (jet conversion trg); Bell 206L LongRanger-4 (hel trg)

HELICOPTERS 5 sqn with
SPT 17 Mi-17/MI-171/MI-17MI-IV Hip
UTL 13: 2 Bell 206 Longranger; 11 Bell 212

MSL • AAM AA-2 Atoll

 
Mi-8 Hip-C
BAF Mikoyan MiG-29UB Fulcrum-B
BAF A-5C Fantan
BAF F-7BG Airguard
BAF F-7M Airguard
BAF Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum-A
Bangladesh AF
Scheme
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   Bangladesh AF News:

Bangladesh Plans to Buy 24 Russian Yak-130 Jet Trainers

• Bangladesh Plans to Buy 24 Russian Yak-130 Jet Trainers  (3/27/2013)

Bangladesh: $1b Arms Deal with Russia

• Bangladesh: $1b Arms Deal with Russia  (1/22/2013)

L-15, Yak-130 Jet Trainers Compete for Asian Buyers

• L-15, Yak-130 Jet Trainers Compete for Asian Buyers  (12/7/2012)


• Bangladesh Wants Four Refurbished C-130Es for $180M  (5/22/2012)

• India sends back Bangladesh Air Force pilot  (4/27/2012)

• Bangladesh Air Force pilot airlifted to Kolkata  (4/27/2012)

• Bangladesh L-39ZA light attack training jet Aircraft crash kills pilot
 (4/9/2012)

• Bangladesh air force inducts Chinese missile system
 (12/5/2011)

• Bangladesh A-5C (Q-5III) Fantan aircraft crash-lands in Chittagong
 (10/10/2011)

• Bangladesh A-5C (Q-5III) Fantan aircraft crash-lands in Chittagong
 (10/10/2011)


 

 



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