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Third ex-RAF C-130J lands in Bangladesh

21st September 2020 - 10:22 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Bangladesh Air Force has received its third second-hand C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft from the UK.

The aircraft (pictured) landed at Air Force Base Bangabandhu on 17 September, in a ceremony attended by Air Chf Mshl Masihuzzaman Serniabat, Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force.

In all, the UK is providing five ex-RAF C-130J Mk5s to Bangladesh, under a July 2018 government-to-government agreement between the two countries worth an estimated $149 million (according to Shephard Defence Insight).

Marshall Aerospace and Defence is supporting the contract by carrying out capability enhancement modifications to the avionics equipment and providing a passenger transport capability.

The UK company is also providing in-country technical support to the Bangladesh Air Force for an initial period, along with specific technical services to support the longer-term sustainment of the fleet.

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