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Bangladesh Army seeks family of UAVs

7th June 2023 - 10:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Bayraktar TB2 could be one candidate for the Bangladesh Army’s requirement for a series of short-, medium- and long-range UAVs. (Photo: Baykar)

The Bangladesh Army is seeking some commonality in a family of new UAVs that will serve for the next 15 years.

A deadline of 16 May was set for the Bangladesh Army’s RfP seeking responses from vendors for a family of short-, medium- and long-range UAVs.

The 106-page-long tender document was designed to gather information about different platforms that would enable the Bangladesh Army to ‘standardise’ its UAV fleet.

Although the RfP did not mention numbers of aircraft, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in 2021 that the army was seeking six MALE UAVs.

For a short-range UAV, the RfP listed a range of at least 100km and endurance of more than 5h. Capable of flying at a ceiling of at least

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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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