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Bangladesh receives second C295W, continues quest for new fighters

4th October 2022 - 07:31 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


This is the new C295W of the army upon its arrival in Bangladesh on 25 September. (Bangladesh ISPR)

Bangladesh is still looking for 16 new fighters, but in the meantime the country's transport fleet is slowly enlarging.

The Bangladesh Army has received a second C295W medium tactical transport from Airbus, joining the first aircraft delivered back in September 2017.

Bearing the serial number ‘S3-BRR’, the aircraft arrived to a formal induction ceremony in Bangladesh on 25 September, after a ferry flight from Spain.

It will be operated by the Fixed Wing Battalion of the Army Aviation Group at Dhaka-Tejgaon/Bashar Air Base. It is unclear when this C295W was ordered.

It will be employed for troop and cargo transport, aerial surveillance, VIP transport, disaster relief and medevac tasks.

The army has received permission to procure three new fixed-wing

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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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