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Old February 10th, 2010   #16
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again,what are your sources for this information.???
Big plan on war weapon purchase
JS told of 10-yr dev plan for armed forces

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The government yesterday unveiled its plans and ongoing processes of purchasing weapons of war and armoured vehicles to enhance and consolidate combat proficiency of Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force.

Planning Minister Air Vice Marshal (retd) AK Khandker, also in charge of the defence ministry in parliamentary affairs, yesterday notified the parliament about the government's plans and on going processes for the purchase.

He said the government has planned to buy various weapons of war and combat vehicles in the current fiscal year as part of its 10-year-long development plan for the armed forces.

Efforts have been made to purchase seven tanks and one armoured recovery vehicle for army, and 80 armoured vehicles, five armoured recovery vehicles, five armoured ambulances and two helicopters for UN peacekeeping mission, added Khandker.

"Besides, the government has approved in principle and allocated necessary funds to double the capacity of Bangladesh Ordnance Factory to produce ammunition for small arms," said the planning minister in reply to a written query from BNP lawmaker Harunur Rashid.

He said, the process of purchasing two maritime patrol aircraft through international tender and building of five patrol craft at Khulna shipyard is underway. The decision on building or purchasing two large patrol craft, a hydrographic survey vessel and one oil tanker at local or foreign shipyard is also under consideration.

In addition, the government has planned to purchase one or two old frigates for navy from other countries under government to government deal, he said, adding that process of purchasing of offshore patrol vessel from UK navy and a large patrol craft are progressing.

"The government also has plans to upgrade missile boats and patrol crafts with modern missiles to improve the combat efficiency of navy," he said.

On modernising the air force Khandker said the government has a scheme to purchase a fighter squadron, air-to-air missiles, one surface-to-air missile system, one air defence radar and two helicopters in the current fiscal year.

EXPENDITURE ON MEDICAL & TRAINING
In reply to AL lawmaker Israfil Alam's query, the planning minister also placed a report on the armed forces' previous five years' expenditure on medical and training purposes through military medical service directorate.

According to the report, since fiscal year 2005-06 Tk 338.03 crore was spent on medical purpose while Tk 1.35 crore on training.

NEW CADET COLLEGE
In response to a query from Jatiya Party lawmaker MA Jabber, the planning minister said the government has a plan to set up a women's cadet college in Gopalganj or in Khulna or Bagerhat depending on availability of land and fund.

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Western aggression?? what are you implying here?? bangladesh and india were allies in the liberation war.
Oops!! never listened about Bangladesh before 1971 war, wasn't the 1971 war caused separation of east PAKISTAN and Bangladesh appeared.Weaker Naval power on that front was one of the causes.
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Oops!! never listened about Bangladesh before 1971 war, wasn't the 1971 war caused separation of east PAKISTAN and Bangladesh appeared.Weaker Naval power on that front was one of the causes.
i guess you never heard of mukti bahini and the role that they played in the liberation war ,in liberating bangladesh.
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& what does this thread has to do with Liberation War or Pakistan or India? Its about Bangladesh Navy in present so keep it that way or the thread is going to be locked.
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There has been a recent rumour that the the 2 frigates could be ex-RN type 22. This could be true as the present govt. wants to purchase a lot of weapons from the west mainly the UK.
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In 2010 The Bangladeshi Navy commissioned its first ever corvette unit consisting of two EX-RN castle class corvettes
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In 2010 The Bangladeshi Navy commissioned its first ever corvette unit consisting of two EX-RN castle class corvettes
They are good ships which should be economical to operate. I was discussing these ships with another person with the Uruguay thread of Hamiltons... Bangladesh has done well for the short term. Hopefully used Chinese or new Chinese frigates can be purchased much alike Pakistan's F-22P Sword class in the future....
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Also the Prime monister ordered two Jiangwei(F-22B) Guided missile frigates and 3 Z-9EC anti submarine warfare helicopters on her recent trip to China. Additionally the Navy procured 1 ex-RN Roebuck Class Hydrographic survey vessel which is curently the largest vessel of this type in the Bangladeshi navy.

The navy is also considering further orders of the F-22B to replace the old Brittish frigates
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As of April,2010 the rapid modernization effort of BN involves order of:

1. 2x F-22B guided missile frigate (China),
2. 2x large patrol craft/missile corvette (China),
3. 2x Castle class patrol vessel (UK - refurbished)[12]
4. 2x Hydrographic Survey ship (1 ex-RN + 1 Indigenous),
5. 1x Fleet Replenishment Oil Tanker - Indigenous,
6. 2x LCU -Indigenous,
7. 1x Salvage ship -Indigenous,
8. 2x AgustaWestland AW109 SAR helicopter (UK)
9. 12x Patrol boats -Indigenous,
10. 3x Harbin Z-9C Anti-Submarine helicopter (China),
11. 16(Delivered), 5(On Order)x Defender Class rapid response special force boats (USA),
12. C-802 ASM missiles for 3 frigate and 4 missile boats (China),
13. Otomat blk IV for BNS Bangabandhu (EU),
14. FM-90 SAM for 3 frigates (China).

On discussion:

1. 2x King Air MPA (USA),
2. New generation of light and heavy Torpedoes (EU + China),
3. 4x guided missile corvette (Turkey - Milgem),
4. 3x Submarine (Turkey / Germany / South Korea).
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these claims are also supported by BDmilitary.com and Bengali Newspapers
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As of April,2010 the rapid modernization effort of BN involves order of:

1. 2x F-22B guided missile frigate (China),
2. 2x large patrol craft/missile corvette (China),
3. 2x Castle class patrol vessel (UK - refurbished)[12]
4. 2x Hydrographic Survey ship (1 ex-RN + 1 Indigenous),
5. 1x Fleet Replenishment Oil Tanker - Indigenous,
6. 2x LCU -Indigenous,
7. 1x Salvage ship -Indigenous,
8. 2x AgustaWestland AW109 SAR helicopter (UK)
9. 12x Patrol boats -Indigenous,
10. 3x Harbin Z-9C Anti-Submarine helicopter (China),
11. 16(Delivered), 5(On Order)x Defender Class rapid response special force boats (USA),
12. C-802 ASM missiles for 3 frigate and 4 missile boats (China),
13. Otomat blk IV for BNS Bangabandhu (EU),
14. FM-90 SAM for 3 frigates (China).

On discussion:

1. 2x King Air MPA (USA),
2. New generation of light and heavy Torpedoes (EU + China),
3. 4x guided missile corvette (Turkey - Milgem),
4. 3x Submarine (Turkey / Germany / South Korea).
Source Wikipedia.

these claims are also supported by BDmilitary.com and Bengali Newspapers
Its an impressive list of modernization for the Bangladesh navy... Appears the government is aware and concerned about their maritime approaches and seas. Furthermore, I feel the government is spending an appropriate amount of funds to meet the threat.
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Yep the Incident where Myanmer set up a Drilling plant in our waters has been a wakening call for the Government and the military. The fact that the problems of maritime boundaries has not yet been solved has also helped fuel this new urge for quick modernisation o the navy. I will post more about the Bangladeshi navy's developments when I get the news.
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There have been recent reports that Bangladesh could be trying to purchase another frigate from South Korea. Added to the fact that we already ordered 2 F-22Bs from China, this is the third guided missile frigate our navy has been trying to acquire. My claims can be checked out at Bd military.com
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Are missile frigates really necessary for bangladesh?

Who are we arming against anyway, India? or is it for war against myanmar?

if India is the case, there is no chance to prevail. If myanmar, its china that arms the same county.

Defence purchases are not necessarily profitable, they are a serious drain on foreign exchange. aren't patrol boats enough to gaurd against smuggling and protecting oil resources?
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Are missile frigates really necessary for bangladesh?

Who are we arming against anyway, India? or is it for war against myanmar?

if India is the case, there is no chance to prevail. If myanmar, its china that arms the same county.

Defence purchases are not necessarily profitable, they are a serious drain on foreign exchange. aren't patrol boats enough to gaurd against smuggling and protecting oil resources?
When foreign nations provide loans to buy their weapons, in this case ships, with very good interest rates far below the world average, one should take advantage of the very favorable loans. Frigates are useful to take action against the enemy above, on, and below the sea surface. The Chinese build a good modern frigate at a modest price which will be easier and cheaper to maintain in the future.

But you are correct, patrol boats are sufficient to patrol the EEZ... Patrol boats take action only on the sea surface...
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Are missile frigates really necessary for bangladesh?

Who are we arming against anyway, India? or is it for war against myanmar?

if India is the case, there is no chance to prevail. If myanmar, its china that arms the same county.

Defence purchases are not necessarily profitable, they are a serious drain on foreign exchange. aren't patrol boats enough to gaurd against smuggling and protecting oil resources?
My friend it is common knowledge in the Defence sector in Bd that we are up against a more or less silent arms race with Myanmar. In recent years Myanmer has upgraded its navy with Guided missile frigates and guided missile corvettes all equipped with C-802s, since Myanmer and Bangladesh have disputed Maritime boundaries and since Myanmer really has no other enemies in the region, it doesn't take a genius to figure out who their military upgrades are targetted at.
Its not just the navy the entire military is going through a massive upgrade
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