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Bangladesh awaits final Do 228 maritime patrol aircraft

4th July 2022 - 03:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


This is the Do 228 delivered to the Bangladesh Navy last October, the first new-build completed under the company’s new owner. (General Atomics AeroTec Systems)

Bangladesh has been receiving a sprinkling of new aircraft, including Do 228s and C-130Js, while the same is true of air defence radars.

Delivery of a fourth Dorner 228NG maritime patrol aircraft to the Bangladesh Navy’s (BN) Naval Aviation Wing is imminent.

This particular aircraft, the final one on order, was spotted performing a test flight on 20 June. Bearing the serial number ‘314-04’ and construction number ‘8327’, it flew from Oberpfaffenhofen and visited Braunschweig in Germany.

The aircraft was scheduled to be introduced to the BN in May, so its delivery is slightly delayed.

General Atomics AeroTec Systems is the manufacturer of the Do 228, after General Atomics Europe acquired RUAG Aerospace Services Oberpfaffenhofen. Although Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in neighbouring India

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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