Bangladesh will procure ultra-modern, high performance fighter planes, says PM Sheikh Hasina
Bangladesh armed forces developed and modern, the government of Bangladesh will be buying ultra modern and high performance fighter planes. Announcing this, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Sunday that the process is already underway to implement the ‘Forces Goal 2030’.
Virtually addressing the President parade 2020 of the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF), Prime Minister Hasina also announced that the BAF is soon going to acquire air defence system integration, unmanned aerial vehicle system, mobile gap filler radar and ultra-modern air defence radar, reports the official news agency BSS.
Sheikh Hasina said that the government of Bangladesh has signed an agreement to buy five five ultra-modern C-130J transport aircrafts out of which 3 have already arrived in the country. Bangladesh has also added seven K-8W Jet trainer aircraft to the air force fleet. She said that the government is committed to speed up the modernisation of the Bangladesh air force.
Underscoring the effort of the government to strengthen the airforce, Prime Minister Hasina said that Bangladesh has purchased most modern supersonic fighter planes MIG 29 for the air force along with radars, missiles, helicopters and planes.
She said the government has set up an aviation academy and aerospace university to attain the ability to build fighter planes, transport aircrafts and helicopters.