Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • Women recruited in armed forces under SSC to get permanent commission:-Women officers recruited under the short service commission in the Indian armed forces will get opportunity for permanent employment like their male counterparts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Wednesday in his Independence Day address....
  • Every Indian can be proud of manned space mission: ISRO chief:-Technologies that will help in sending an Indian astronaut to space by 2022, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address on Wednesday have already been completed, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said....
  • Gaganyaan to take Indian astronaut to space by 2022: PM:-Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced an ambitious mission of sending an Indian astronaut to space by 2022 on board 'Gaganyaan'. The mission, he said in his Independence Day address, would be launched using the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) own capabilities, and on successful completion, make India the fourth nation in the world to do so....
  • Indian Govt approves procurement of 6 patrol vessels for Navy:-The Indian defence ministry on Monday approved a long-pending proposal to procure six indigenously manufactured next generation offshore patrol vessels (NGOPVs) for the Navy at a cost of Rs 4,941 crore....

Bangladesh awards support contract to UK's Marshall Aerospace for surplus C-130Js

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

The C-130J transport aircraft of the RAF. An internet photo

DHAKA (BNS): Bangladesh is acquiring two surplus C-130J Hercules military transport aircraft of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) under a Government-to-Government deal with the UK.

British aerospace firm Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has announced a support contract for the upkeep of the tactical transporters being acquired for the Bangladesh Air Force.

"In accordance with a Government-to-Government agreement for the sale of former Royal Air Force C-130J aircraft from the UK Ministry of Defence to the Bangladesh Air Force, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is pleased to announce a contract with the Bangladesh Air Force for the support of the aircraft," the company said following the signing of the contract at the Bangladesh Air Headquarters in Dhaka on May 10.

The multi-year contract will see Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group deliver a total support solution to the Bangladesh Air Force C-130J covering aircraft maintenance, logistics support including the provision of spare parts and ground support equipment for establishing local capabilities, as well as engineering services to ensure effective operation of the fleet.

The company will also be carrying out important modifications to the aircraft, such as design, development and installation of a MEDEVAC capability, to enable the Bangladesh Air Force to carry out important tasks within the country and overseas delivering support to UN missions, the company said in a statement.

The Bangladeshi Air Force currently operates four C-130B variants which are set to retire in the coming years.

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2018

Image Gallery