Bangabandhu Aeronautical Centre

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বঙ্গবন্ধু অ্যারোনটিক্যাল সেন্টার
Bangabandhu Aeronautical Centre
SOE, Mil
IndustryAerospace and defense
Founded4 December 2011
HeadquartersKurmitola, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Key people
Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar (Chairman)
ProductsAircraft maintenance
Helicopter Maintenance
Military communications
Aerial navigation
Defence electronics
Missile defense elements
UAV systems
Number of employees
Classified
Websitebaf.mil.bd

The Bangabandhu Aeronautical Centre (Bengali: বঙ্গবন্ধু অ্যারোনটিক্যাল সেন্টার) is a Bangladesh state-owned aerospace and defence security and advanced technology company.[1] Founded in 2011, The company is governed under the Ministry of Defense.[2][3] It is headquartered in Kurmitola, Dhaka. the BAC designs, develops, and build aircraft and avionics systems for the Armed Forces and also performs local maintenance and works on the aircraft MLU systems of foreign-built military and civilian aircraft.[4]

Mainly focusing on avionics, aviation, and high-tech electronics, the BAC also manufactures and maintains military systems for army and navy such as radar, unmanned aerial vehicle and other defense systems.[5] BAC is strictly restricted from exporting any technologies or products without consent to the Ministry of Defense and Air Force. BAC mostly collaborates with Russian Mil, Irkut Corporation[6] and China's Hongdu Aviation Industry Group.

Vision[edit]

The centre has been established aimed at maintenance of the aircraft of the BAF by own engineers and technicians with own resources. BAF official sources said the centre is expected to manufacture prototype of a jet aircraft by 2021.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air Force getting multibillion dollar revamp". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ "PM opens Air Force base Bangabandhu". www.clickittefaq.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  3. ^ "PM inaugurates BAF Base Bangabandhu". www.globalpost.com. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  4. ^ "BAF gets surface-to-air missile system, aeronautical centre". www.daily-sun.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Massive programme initiated to give a face-lift to BAF". www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Russia will deliver 24 Yak-130 jets to Bangladesh". ruaviation.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015.