Bangladesh Armed Forces Aircraft Database

This database contains an exhaustive list of all current in service and on order military aircraft of the Bangladesh Armed Forces including Bangladesh Army (BDA), Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) and Bangladesh Navy (BDN) as well as the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Bangladesh Police (BPS), Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG), Bangladesh Fire Service & Civil Defence (BFS).

Fighter Aircraft

AircraftVariantOriginUserIn ServiceOn OrderNotes
F-7BG, BG1, MBChinaBAF360Upgraded locally to carry LGBs.
MiG-29BM, UB Russia BAF  8SE upgraded to BM in Belarus. 
Yak-130 Russia BAF 13 3 crashed. 

Trainer Aircraft

AircraftVariantOriginUserIn ServiceOn OrderNotes
C-152AerobatUSABDA50Trainer for BDA.
CJ-6PT-6ChinaBAF620Used by BAFA.
G115BG, BG1, MBGermanyBAF03For FSI.
G120TPGermany BAF  24Used by BAFA.
JL-8K-8WChinaBAF1501 crashed.
L-39ZA Czech BAF 13 3 crashed. 

Special Purpose Aircraft

AircraftVariantOriginUserIn ServiceOn OrderNotes
C208208B Grand CaravanUSABDA10VIP/Utility use with BDA.
Do228Do228NGGermanyBDN40Second two features Leonardo radar suite.

Transport Aircraft

AircraftVariantOriginUserIn ServiceOn OrderNotes
C-130C130B, C-130JUSABAF80Originally 9 C-130s in service but 1 C-130B retired.
C-295C-295WSpainBDA2Additional aircraft to be purchased.
L-410L-410EVP-20CzechBAF32Multi-engine trainer & VIP transport.


AircraftVariantOriginUserIn ServiceOn OrderNotes
AW109Power EItalyBDN22Used by BN.
AW119AW119LXItalyBAF20For FSI.
AW139MSARItalyBAF 4Used by BAFA.
Bell 206L2, L4USABAF, BDA60Training helicopter used by BAF & BDA.
Bell 407407GXiUSABDA, BPS45Used by BDA (2+5) & BPS (2).
Bell 212USABAF140Upgraded locally.
Mi-17Mi-171, Mi-171A2, Mi-171E, Mi-171H, Mi-171ShRussiaBAF , BDA, BGB, BPS364

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

See also  Bangladesh Air Force MiG-29 upgrade program
AircraftVariantOriginUserIn ServiceOn OrderNotes
C4EYESloveniaBDA360Reece drone.
FalcoESItalyBAF50Armed with Turkish LGRs.
RQ-21RQ-21AUSABDA05Under delivery.
TB-2TurkeyBDA6+650Additional aircraft to be purchased.
Only larger UAVs are listed.

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