Bangladesh Navy purchase two frigates from China to enhance combat
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LONDON, June 23, according to Russia’s world arms trade center site reported on June 21, Reuters quoted British defense Bangladesh department, a source as saying, Bangladesh Navy plans to expand defense cooperation with China within the framework of the activities of two frigates, making the total number of naval equipment to seven of the frigates, the relevant supply agreement in March this year reached.
Bangladesh, local media noted that procurement Chinese navy frigate will be able to enhance the fighting strength of Bangladesh to protect marine resources for the protection of the Bay of Bengal. Myanmar began in 2008 and Bangladesh in the areas of territorial dispute (50 sea miles southwest of St. Maarten) continental shelf oil and gas exploration in Bangladesh then deploy naval forces to the disputed area, stop exploration in Myanmar and the Chinese leadership expressed concern about the situation after the conflict, Bangladesh to withdraw their warships.
It is reported that, in addition to procurement of two frigates from China, the Bangladesh Navy will receive three active duty from the British warships, including an offshore hydrographic survey launches, “Roebuck” sign and two “Castle” class coastal patrol boats, including hydro-tracking ship will be delivered in June this year, Bangladesh Navy, two patrol boats for the maintenance and improvement work has been started in the UK.
currently active in Bangladesh the latest most advanced naval surface vessels are manufactured by a Korean “Ulsan” class “class overtime De Hu” frigate, commissioned in 2001, the full load displacement of about 3,500 tons, Use CODOD all diesel engine, dual-axis forward, the maximum speed of 28, the main weapon is a 76 mm gun, 8 “Otto Matt” anti-ship missiles, two sets of MK32 torpedo tubes and an anti-submarine helicopters. In addition, the Bangladesh Navy is also equipped with Chinese-made Type 053 frigate “Osman” (1989 delivery) and delivery of two British Navy 41 “Leopard” class frigate and a type 61 frigate. (Compiled: Shu-shan)