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Hopefully they name it as such as a new class.
Very exciting this shift towards the West.
Now if only the BAF follows suit.....
Looks to be likely a new class or a modified Durjoy with explicitly Western sensors, propulsion and missiles/guns.
Current capability gap in personnel.
Things to keep in mind.
5th gen costs money.
And its not just an a specific platform but...
Bangladesh has only 8 early 4th generation fighters.
To expand that force and even thinking about skipping to 5th generation types is absurd....
What do you mean?
I hope you are right about that.
Still I just can’t imagine Meteor in BAF inventory.
Anyways, time will tell.
I don’t think Meteor will be released to Bangladesh.
It’s too potent.
Also, the cheapest option would be used F-16 upgraded like Indonesia did...
My question to you though is why not F-16 or F-18.
Your gonna need the good favor of the US regardless to get access to any active radar BVR...
Yes I agree if Bangladeshi leadership has any shame, hopefully they have learned a lesson about how practical friendship to all and malice to none...
Too expensive man.
Way too expensive.
At most 8 to 12 and used at that.
Yea I mean despite what some people say on here Bangladesh is in a vulnerable political situation.
It has no clear friends or proponents in its...
But Myanmar is a clear threat.
No question about it.
For that Bangladesh absolutely needs the US.
Myanmar is a more likely adversary than India.
Uncle Sam is the way to go for a variety of reasons.
(yes there is no free...
How's that LCA working out for ya?
Not to mention your MRCA program.
Started when? 2001?
Exactly what has been delivered to the IAF since then?...
I agree with you.
I would have to lean BAF is currently completely unprepared.
Give it some time.
BAF will buy something eventually.
To be honest, if you're a fan of military aviation and geopolitics, this BAF acquistion process/delay has to be really exciting and fascinating.