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Seven more aircraft added to BAF fleet

18 Oct 2020 17:16, Somoy English Desk
Seven more aircraft added to BAF fleet
Seven more aircraft added to BAF fleet

Seven new K-8W aircraft procured from China have been added to the fleet of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF).

Officials concerned said these aircraft will be used for carrying out trainings and other operational activities which will enhance the capability of the force.

The seven aircraft arrived in the country on October 15 last. The aircraft landed at BAF Base Zahurul Haque in Chattogram when those were received following the traditional customs of Bangladesh Air Force.

BAF pilots carried the aircraft in a ferry flight from Dehong Mangsgi of China. The mission was led by Group Captain AKM Abdur Rajjaque.

The seven China-made K-8W aircraft were procured to modernise the Bangladesh Air Force at the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Director of the Directorate of Overseas Air Operations AFM Shamimul Islam said the seven aircraft were added to the BAF fleet as part of Forces Goal-2030.

He said apart from trainings, operational activities can be carried out by these aircraft.

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