Russia said that Bangladesh is negotiating with China and the F-10 aircraft procurement JF17
Chinese Air Force F-10 aircraft equipped Pakistan Air Force JF-17 fighter jets equipped
LONDON Dec. 2 news: According to the Russian military news network reported on December 1, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently national Army Day celebration ceremony, announced the government would purchase a large number of various types of weapons and equipment used to protect its exclusive economic zone, to participate in UN peacekeeping operations. Bangladesh, China has been the main supplier of weapons, most of the procurement of weapons may be in the favorable financial conditions or military assistance to China within the framework of supply.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced that the Government is drafting a large number of weapons and equipment import contracts, plans to purchase modern tanks, artillery, air defense missile systems, fighter aircraft and helicopters. British “Jane’s Defence Industry” magazine reported that Bangladesh had purchased 140 armored personnel carriers, have all been received and the armed forces.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the Government of Bangladesh will also increase the cost of training military personnel, and improve the Cox’s Bazar air base infrastructure, strengthening patrolling the waters of the Bay of Bengal, will also be in the Mill Pool formation 37 regiment.
now Bangladesh attaches great importance to the leadership of non-traditional security threats, including piracy, natural disasters and the Bay of Bengal waters growing energy competition. In addition, Bangladesh and also Myanmar, India, territorial disputes, mainly some countries with large oil and gas resources in the territorial ownership of the continental shelf. Bangladesh accused of Myanmar in 2008 six vessels, including two warships, violating the exclusive economic zone of Bangladesh. Both sides have insisted that a large number of oil and gas resources in the disputed region of the Bay of Bengal as its territory.
China is currently the main supplier of weapons in Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the arms procurement plan most likely still China supply is expected to be more favorable side of Meng’s financial condition, or within the framework of the Chinese military assistance to reach purchase agreement. China’s military modernization assistance is extremely important for Bangladesh, Bangladesh military budget, after all, only 15 billion dollars. In recent years, Shaanxi Baoji Special Purpose Vehicle Co., Ltd. has been providing credit to Bangladesh in China within the framework of 4×4 wheeled armored carriers supply ZFB05 type. The end of 2009 the company announced it is working with Bangladesh to negotiate a new batch of equipment. Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Group in 2007 to supply the 12 Bangladeshi F-7BG-type, 4 FT-7BG two-seater fighter, currently being negotiated and Bangladesh Air Force JF-17 and the more modern F-10 fighter supply. According to unofficial information, the Bangladesh Navy received two from China, “Jiang Wei” class type Ⅱ (053H3) frigates.
Bangladesh had purchased three British naval vessels on active service, including a hydrological observation vessel and two offshore patrol vessels. In addition, the Bangladesh Navy and the Italian Augusta Westland has signed a two AW-109 light twin helicopter purchase agreement. (Compiled: Shu-shan)