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A contract for five Military Mi-171SH helicopters has been signed between Russian Helicopters and the Bangladesh Air Force. The contract was signed this past Monday at the BAF Air Headquarters. As reported by Quwa, the Minister of Law, Anisul Huq revealed that larger procurements might be in the pipelines for 2017.
Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid a visit to Air Force’s Bangabandhu Base in Dhaka in Dhaka on Sunday 6th December to induct two new aircraft types. Aside from the Yak-140 jet trainer (they have 24 on order), the more important part of the day was to launch the AW139 into military service in this… Read more »
Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) delivered a batch of five military transport Mi-171Sh helicopters to Bangladesh’s Ministry of Defence. In addition to regular cargo transportation operations and border security provision, the new Mi-171Sh will be used in UN humanitarian missions and in regions facing complex crime problems. Bangladesh received the Mi-171Sh helicopters under… Read more »
Russian Helicopters, 14-Dec-15
Following AgustaWestland’s announcement in July 2014, HeliHub.com can confirm that the two AW139s due to be delivered to the Bangladesh Air Force are now being test flown at the factory prior to delivery. The two are serialled 613 and 616, and are currently flying on Italian permit registrations I-EASS and I-PTFR respectively. As is the… Read more »
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. These helicopters, which will be delivered by the end of 2015, will be operated by the Bangladesh Air Force to perform maritime search and rescue (SAR) and other… Read more »
Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion is to acquire a pair of new Bell 407s, providing airborne law enforcment capability for the first time in this Asian country.Â Commander M Sohail of the RAB has confirmed that the police authorities signed a contract with Bell Helicopter Asia on June 23rd 2011.Â The deal, valued at 57 crore… Read more »