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    This is the thread about Bangladesh Military,its purchases and upgrades,as suggested by Neo sir.So BD members keep posting on this with appropriate content.
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    The Moderators have done an excellent job creating this category.

    The defence of Bangladesh is very important to me personally, as I have very close family friends there (we are so close, we are practically family). Also, some of my closest friends are Bangladeshi. I always joke with them, calling them East Pakistanis, but it's all for good fun. Therefore, you can bet I will be checking back on this thread.

    Here's hoping the best for Bangladesh, and for Pak-Bangla relations.
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    Bangladesh ordered Type 88 (PLZ-45) Self-Propelled Howitzer.

    Type 88 (PLZ-45) Self-Propelled Howitzer

    China North Industries Group Corporation (CNGC) developed the PLZ45/Type 88 155mm self-propelled gun-howitzer system in the early 1990s for the export market. The artillery system is armed with a 155mm main gun derived from the Type 89 (PLL01) 155mm/45-calibre towed gun-howitzer, mounted on a newly-developed tracked chassis. China obtained the 155mm/45-calibre howitzer technology from Austria in the 1980s, and developed its own 155mm/45-calibre howitzer.

    Armament

    Operated by a crew of five, the PLZ45 is armed with a 155mm, 45-calibre main gun, with a semi-automatic loader and an electrically controlled and hydraulically operated rammer that enables projectile loading to take place at any angle of elevation with the charge being loaded manually. The turret has an elevation of +72 to -3 degrees with 360 degree traverse. The PLZ45 is powered by a 520hp turbocharged diesel, giving a max road speed of 40km/h.

    Secondary weapons include a roof-mounted W-85 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun and two sets of four-barrel smoke grenade launchers on the turret's side.

    Ammunitions are stored at the rear of the turret. A total of 30 rounds for the gun-howitzer and 480 rounds for the machine gun are carried onboard. 24 howitzer rounds are carried in the loader and 6 rounds on the right side below the loader.

    The fire-control system of the PLZ45 includes an automatic laying system, optical sighting system, gun orientation and navigation system, and a GPG receiver.

    Munitions

    The PLZ45 fires a range of Extended Range Full Bore (ERFB) ammunition, including High Explosive (ERFB/HE), Base Bleed High Explosive (ERFB-BB/HE), ERFB-BB/RA, ERFB/WP, ERFB/Illuminating, ERFB/Smoke, and ERFB-BB/Cargo.

    China obtained the Russian Krasnopol laser-guided projectile technology in the 1990s, and has successfully developed its own 152/155mm laser-guided ammunitions. Designed to defeat armoured vehicles and weapon emplacements, the projectile has inertial mid-course guidance and semi-active laser homing. The projectile has a range of 3~20km, and can hit a target by the first shot without registration.

    Components

    A standard PLZ45 battalion consists of 3 batteries, each with 6 PLZ45 self-propelled gun-howitzers (SPGH) and 6 PCZ45 ammunition support vehicles (ASV). Each battery has a battery command post and 3 battery reconnaissance vehicles (BRV), both of which are based on the Type 85 APC. These are supported by W653A armoured recovery vehicles, 704-1 artillery locating and fire correction radar, 702-D meteorological radar, and fire support maintenance vehicles.

    Status

    The Bangladesh Army has ordered a number of complete PLZ-45 battalions. Deliveries are expected to be complete by 2011.

    Artillery units based at Chittagong, Ghatail and Savar cantonments will be equipped with the new self-propelled gun howitzers.

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    Leon, thank you for opening a thread on Bangladesh military. All the latest procurement news regarding Bangladesh military will be gathered here...:enjoy:
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    Thanks wangrong for the pics and specifications.

    Khaled bhai,does Bangladesh Ordnance Factory produces 155mm projectiles,or they will?I read it somewhere that BD will produce it with Pakistan's help.Is it true?
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    Rab seeks modern equipment to fight extremism
    Star Online Report

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has urged the government for raising its strength by equipping it with the modern air and naval facilities to combat crime and extremism of the country.

    Director General of the Rab Hasan Mahmood Khandkar said this while attending a ceremony in observance of its 5th founding anniversary in the city this (Thursday) morning.

    He also said Rab would become an efficient force to serve the country and its people if it is facilitated with the modern equipment, ATN Bangla.

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    The helicopter RAB suppose to buy was cancelled, on the ground of silly reason. The committee found that there were no water/food bag supplied with the helicopter which could be purchased for 1000 taka. Bunch of Morons....
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    I know Machine tools factory is handed over to BA. What are they doing there now a days? Did they merge it with BOF?
    I am familiar with Machine tools factory as I had my undergrad training there.
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    As you mentioned, until 2011 BA will be busy inducting new artillery systems. Is there any consideration for GMRLS?

    And what is BA doing for SAM (other than what we have) coverage?
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    I read SAM would be produced locally with Chinese assistance.Khalid bhai will know more about it.

    Under the new plans to give BD military uplift,I think there was mention about SAMs on the Frigates.

    Here is the main article,posting it again since this thread is dedicated to this subject.

    Defence to get extensive facelift
    Star Online Report
    The government today (Sunday) unveiled an extensive plan to strengthen the country’s defence system by equipping the armed forces with more sophisticated weapons including tank-destroying missiles, frigates, choppers and patrol aircraft.
    Planning Minister AK Khandker told the parliament that the government would purchase the weapons and necessary equipment for the armed forces in the current and next financial year.


    The planning minister did not specify the approximate cost of the purchases. He said the government took measures to make the armed forces well equipped, well trained and well organised, considering the financial solvency of the country.


    In reply to a query of ruling alliance lawmaker Zafar Iqbal Siddiqui, the minister in a scripted answer said the process for signing an agreement was completed to procure anti-ship missile at a cost of Tk 120 crore for Navy’s Frigate this year.


    “It’s now awaiting the final approval of the government. Besides, work on setting up anti-aircraft missile at the Frigate is on,” the minister said.


    Khandker said the process was underway to replace another three frigates of the Navy, which are aged over 50 years, by new ones.


    “Communications with different countries are going on to this effect,” the minister said, describing the measures, which are among the long term plans to make the Navy as a three-dimensional force to meet the challenge of 21st century.


    “International tender has already been floated to purchase choppers and maritime patrol air crafts to strengthen the maritime patrol and as a part of making the Navy as three-dimensional force,” said Khandker, also the former chief of the air force.


    On the plans to make the army well equipped, the planning minister said the government planned to purchase helicopters, tanks, armoured personnel carriers, anti-tank and aircraft missiles, sniper rifles, explosive, night vision, different types of modern radio equipments, vehicles, different types of arms and others related equipments in the current fiscal year of 2008-09.

    “Initiatives are being taken to provide computerised modern and modern training to the army by setting up simulators at 27 training establishments and our standard of training of our army has been lauded all over the world,” the planning minister said.

    The Daily Star - Details News
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