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Bangladesh joins the TB2 club, apparently

10th August 2022 - 02:33 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


It is reported that Bangladesh is another new customer for the Bayraktar TB2. (Baykar)

Media reports suggest that the Bangladesh military has opted for the hottest UAV on the market at the moment, the Bayraktar TB2.

Bangladesh is believed to be procuring Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs from Turkey, though Dhaka has not yet issued a formal announcement.

Lt Col Abdullah Ibn Zayed, director of the military’s Inter-Services Public Relations branch, acknowledged that the procurement is ‘under process’. However, according to other sources, a deal has already been signed.

For example, in an interview with the Bangladesh newspaper Prothom Alo on 24 July, Mustafa Osman Tufan, the Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh, said Dhaka had signed a recent purchase agreement for the TB2. 

 ‘The Bangladesh Armed Forces has signed a contract with them for the procurement of the Bayraktar

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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