List of active Bangladesh military aircraft

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Active Bangladesh military aircraft is a list of military aircraft that are used by the Bangladesh Armed Forces. For aircraft no longer in-service see List of historic Bangladesh military aircraft.

Approximately 80 aircraft and five Mil Mi-17 were destroyed by the devastating 1991 Bangladesh cyclone.

Bangladesh Air Force[edit]

Type Origin Class Role Introduced In service Total Notes
Aero L-39 Albatros Czechoslovakia Jet Trainer 1995 7 8 [1][2]
Antonov An-32 Ukraine Propeller Transport 1990 3 3 [1]
AgustaWestland AW139 Italy Rotorcraft SAR 2015 2 2 [1][2]
AgustaWestland AW119 Italy Rotorcraft Trainer 2017 2 2 [1][2]
Bell 206 Long Ranger United States Rotorcraft Trainer 1981 6 6 [1]
Bell 212 United States Rotorcraft Utility 1977 13 13 [1]
Chengdu F-7 China Jet Fighter 1989 37 57 [1][2]
Hongdu K-8 China Jet Trainer 2014 9 9 [1][2]
Let L-410 Turbolet Czechoslovakia Propeller Trainer 2015 3 3 [1][2]
Lockheed C-130 Hercules United States Propeller Transport 2000 4 4 [1][2]
Mikoyan MiG-29 Russia Jet Multirole combat 1999 8 8 [1][2]
Mil Mi-17 Russia Rotorcraft Attack / utility 1993 32 33 4 more on order.[1] 1 helicopter crashed whilst carrying Kuwaiti delegates.[3]
Nanchang PT-6 China Propeller Trainer 1977 23 53 [1][2]
Yakovlev Yak-130 Russia Jet Trainer 2015 13 16 [1][2] One aircraft crashed on 11 July 2017.[4] Two aircraft crashed on mid air collision on 27 December 2017.[5]

Bangladesh Army Aviation Group[edit]

Type Origin Class Role Introduced In service Total Notes
Airbus C-295W Spain Propeller Transport 2017 1 1 1 more will be ordered soon..[1]
Bell 206 USA Rotorcraft Utility 2 [1]
C-Astral Bramor C4EYE Slovenia UAV Patrol 36 [6]
Cessna 208 Caravan USA Propeller Utility 1 [1]
Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin France Rotorcraft Utility 2012 2 [1]
Mi-171Sh Russia Rotorcraft Transport 2016 6 [1]

Bangladesh Navy[edit]

Type Origin Class Role Introduced In service Total Notes
AgustaWestland AW109 Italy Rotorcraft Utility 2011 2 [1]
Dornier Do 228 Germany Propeller MPA 2013 2 2 on order with Leonardo's seaspray 5000E Active Electronically Scanned Array surveillance radar.[7][1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "World Air Forces 2017". Flightglobal Insight. 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Trade-Register-1971-2016.rft". Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Air force chopper makes emergency landing in Sreemangal". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Bangladesh Air Force training aircraft crashes in Chittagong". IHS Jane’s. Retrieved 11 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Accident involving two training jets of Air Force reported in Cox's Bazar". Bdnews24.com. 27 December 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "Bramor C4EYE". C-Astral. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Bangladesh Navy's new Dornier 228 multirole aircraft will feature Leonardo AESA radars". Naval Today. September 12, 2017.