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Frigate BNS Somudra Joy (F28), Frigate BNS Somudra Avijan (F29) along with LPC BNS Durjoy (P811).
 
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LPC BNS Madhumati (P911), Frigate BNS Osman (F18) and frigate BNS Bangabandhu (F25).

BNS Osman (F18) will be retired and replaced by type-053h3 class frigate.
 
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BAY OF BENGAL (Sept. 21, 2011) Lt. j.g. David Zicarelli, assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54), debriefs Bangladesh Navy Special Warfare and Diving Salvage (SWADS) sailors after a visit, board, search and seizure exercise during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lowell Whitman /Released)
 
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Bangladeshi officials inspecting the Turkish-Indonsesian Kaplan tank. Even though, the army wanted to purchase the kaplan tank initially, army chose Chinese VT-5 (export version of type-15) instead.

VT-5 is a lightweight third generation main battle tank. Its light weight of 30 tons combined with a 1000hp engine makes it easier to operate in hilly regions, plateau, forest, and water intensive areas. It is superior to any of the tanks operated by Myanmar and given the hilly terrain of the region bordering Myanmar, it provides a great advantage to Bangladesh Army.
Around 176 units (4 regiments) were ordered and 44 units (1 regiment) to be delivered by 2020.

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This is what happens when you lose millions fighting for your independence. meanwhile my country which is richer than yours barely has a tank, we got our independence through lawyers :/
 
This is what happens when you lose millions fighting for your independence. meanwhile my country which is richer than yours barely has a tank, we got our independence through lawyers :/

You think people would choose war if there was a peaceful option? I really hope you are not that dumb.

Bangladesh was part of Pakistan before independence.
In 1970,Bengali-nationalists won majority in the national assembly for independence of Bangladesh and the Pakistan responded by dissolving the parliament and conducted large scale military genocide on the local Bengali population. The next day our liberation war started.

Tell me, what would Filipinos do if the Americans decided to kill them to stop them from seeking independence? Would your lawyers stop the soldiers searching house to house and killing anyone who is not a Pakistani? Would your lawyers stop tanks marching over innocent people on the streets?


If you are comparing which country is richer, lets put it that way:
Philippines became independent in 1946 and Bangladesh became independent in 1971. Philippines has a land area double that of Bangladesh. Philippines has a population of 100 million while Bangladesh has 160 million. Bangladesh is a very natural disaster prone country with cyclones and floods causing damage of billions of dollars per year.
Despite having all these advantages and headstart for Philippines, our economy is growing at a faster rate than yours. Infact, Bangladesh is the fastest growing major economy in the world. Bangladesh's economy is expected to surpass the economies of Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore by 2024. The rate of growth will increase as more of the mega projects like ruppur nuclear power plant or the padma bridge gets completed.
Meanwhile Philippines?


The reason why your country "barely has a tank" is probably because you don't have an major threat while we do. It was only after the naval standoff with Myanmar, almost going to war in 2008 and the realisation that our military is not adequate to fight a war against the aggressive myanmarnese that Bangladesh brought up its Forces Goal 2030 and started gearing up and modernising its military. Infact, Bangladesh and Myanmar are in more of a silent arms race currently.
 
My comment flew over your head, funny for a guy that bashes the Myanmar threads you seem to be sensitive of your side. even if the comment was actually a praise. Your country is poorer than mine. Thats a given deal with it, however, my comment was actually , despite of it your armed forces has a capability we can only dream off. This is due to the fact that you fought and won your independence, so you know the cost of keeping it, unlike my country which was given through negotiation.
 
My comment flew over your head, funny for a guy that bashes the Myanmar threads you seem to be sensitive of your side. even if the comment was actually a praise. Your country is poorer than mine. Thats a given deal with it, however, my comment was actually , despite of it your armed forces has a capability we can only dream off. This is due to the fact that you fought and won your independence, so you know the cost of keeping it, unlike my country which was given through negotiation.

Oh, I misunderstood your reply and thought you said that in a negative way. My bad.
 
The Bangladesh Navy conducted its annual naval warfare drills codenamed 'Exercise Safeguard 2019' in the Bay of Bengal in view of protecting the nation's territorial integrity and sovereignty.

The 18-day long exercise involved different frigates, corvettes, offshore patrol vessels, minesweepers, patrol craft, missile boats, maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters of the Navy. A total of 60 warships from the Navy participated in the exercise.

The Bangladesh Air Force participated in the exercise alongside the Navy.

The exercise was held in four phases including naval strategy, maritime area surveillance, search and rescue, logistical operation, amphibious landing operation and coastal defence. Live firing of weapons were held during the final day of the exercise including anti-ship missiles, MANPADS, anti-aircraft guns and rocket depth charge. Naval Special Forces SWADS and DBSS also participated during the comprehensive naval exercise.

60 warships of Bangladesh Navy participated in the 18-day exercise which tested and validated the Navy's war fighting capabilities.


 
Images and videos from Exercise Safeguard 2019.

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Test firing of C-704 missile.
 
I came across this article a few days ago


Turkey invites Malaysia to join its TF-X future fighter jet program
By: Burak Ege Bekdil
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A crowd of people gather around a full-scale model of Turkish Aerospace Industries' TF-X at the Paris Air Show on June 17, 2019. (Valerie Insinna/Staff)

ANKARA, Turkey — A state-owned Turkish company as invited Malaysia to join the country’s indigenous fighter program, the TF-X, following Ankara’s suspension from the U.S.-led F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Aerospace Industries, said he is now awaiting Malaysia’s reply. Last year, TAI signed a memorandum of understanding with the Asian nation for the co-production of TF-X composites.

TAI is also considering Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Kazakhstan as potential partners or buyers of the future fighter jet.


@DENO do you think this is true?
 
I have also read about its development but my hopes on TF-X are very pessimistic and I see Turkish aviation industry is not capable enough to produce such complex platform in close future. Although the programme was originally started around 4-5 years ago but currently utilized by the politicians to gain public support against the current political context and crisis btw Turkey and US over F-35 JSF programme.

The real comedy is TF-X is also planned to use GE F110 engine that is used on various US fighters like F-16s which is also produced in Turkey under license. So they even do not plan to develop it without foreign assistance. So I would not set my high hopes on TF-X which is solely become a political tool and has possibility to be forgotten in near future.
 
India offered Bangladesh to develop its "High Performance Frigate" program

Bangladesh Navy announced plans to build six "High Performance Frigates" as part of Forces Goal 2030. The Chittagong Dry Dock Limited aims to build the six frigates for which India has offered to build some under 500 million dollar line of credit, in order to boost its 'Make in India' initiative.



However Indian warships are equipped with Russian, Indian and Israeli components and weaponry.
I have serious doubts over Indian made military equipment, Bangladesh so far has resisted purchasing Russian naval platforms or components and Bangladesh has no diplomatic or military ties to Israel. Also, India wants the majority of ships to be built in India which is contrary to Bangladesh Navy plans to build the frigates in Bangladesh. Moreover India offered 500 million line of credit which is the price tag of a single of these frigates but Bangladesh wants six of them.
For all these reasons, I don't think Bangladesh Navy would accept this offer.
 

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