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Bangladesh looks west for attack helicopters

4th December 2018 - 07:11 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

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Bangladesh has approved the purchase of eight Western attack helicopters for the first time, these to be used by the air force to support the army. Consequently, an RfP will be issued by January 2019.

Bangladesh procurement rules specify that once an RfP is released, a decision on the final contender has to be made the same financial year, otherwise the budget expires. Bangladesh closes its annual accounts on 30 June.

Bangladesh is pursuing a modernisation programme under its Forces Goal 2030 plan that was revised in 2017, calling for an expanded army, navy and air force within a three-dimensional

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