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Bangladesh Navy orders two Dornier 228s

16th October 2017 - 07:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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RUAG Aviation has been contracted to deliver two new Dornier 228 twin-turboprop aircraft to Bangladesh Navy (BN), the company announced on 11 October.

The new production aircraft will add to the two Dornier 228 maritime patrol aircraft already in service with the BN.

The aircraft will be used to support surveillance and patrol flights for all maritime security, exclusive economic zone control and search and rescue operations.

The new Dornier 228s will be used to patrol sea routes, territorial waters, coastal areas and wetlands to secure fishery operations and critical vessel tracking. The new aircraft will also extend the BN’s reach and endurance options for SAR and natural disaster missions.

Volker Wallrodt, SVP Business Jets, Dornier 228 and Components, RUAG Aviation, said: ‘The multi-role platform is the ideal tool for Bangladesh Navy as they develop their Dornier 228 fleet to strengthen their strategic capabilities and enhance continuity in their active operations for safeguarding their nation’s key natural resources and territory.’

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