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Multi-role fighter aircraft x 16 [Confirmed unofficially as EFT] Attack helicopter x 8 [Confirmed officially as AH-64E] Primary trainers x 24 [Confirmed by Law Minister at Parliament] Light transport aircraft x 2 [Confirmed by Law Minister at Parliament] Guided missile frigate x 6 [Built under CDDL] Offshore patrol vessel x 6 [Built under CDDL] Anti-submarine warfare helicopter x 2 [MH-60R confirmed officially in pipeline] VVIP helicopter x 3 [Advertised, under negotiation for AW101] Utility helicopter x 2 [Confirmed as Bell 429 officially] Light tanks x 44 [Confirmed as VT-5 officially] MRAP x 50 [Confirmed as International MaxxPro Dash officially, deal already signed] MRAP mounted jammers x 15 [Confirmed by Law Minister at Parliament] Air surveillance radar x 2 [Confirmed by Law Minister at Parliament] Counter-drone radar x 2 [Confirmed by Law Minister at Parliament] This is the month of January ending. More to come.
IMAGE: HISAR-A President of the Turkish Presidency, Defense Industry. Dr. During the joint live broadcast with industry magazines, İsmail DEMİR made statements about the National Low Altitude Air Defense Missile System HİSAR-A and the National Medium Altitude Air Defense Missile System HİSAR-O. Emphasizing that HİSAR-O is on the field with its specific components, President DEMİR said, “Since there is a need for HİSAR-O more than HİSAR-A, it carries some elements in HİSAR-A to HİSAR-O and We are going to a policy change such as to keep the number of in a limited way. It is possible to deliver HİSAR-A immediately, the mass production phase has started, but since there is a transformation process to HİSAR-O, there will be a chain towards HİSAR-O. But if you say that mass production has begun in practice, yes, we can use it. ” found comments HİSAR-A and HİSAR-O Air Defense Systems In order to overcome Turkey's low and medium altitude air defense needs, Low Altitude Air Defense Missile System Project (Hisar-A) and Medium Altitude Air Defense Missile System Project (Hisar-O) design and development period of the contract related institutions on 20 June 2011 signed between. Low Altitude Air Defense Missile System (HİSAR-A) and Medium Altitude Air Defense Missile System (HİSAR-O); It can destroy the destruction of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and airborne missiles. HİSAR-A is designed to neutralize fixed and rotary wing aircraft, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and air-to-land missiles up to 15+ km range for air defense of mobile units and critical facilities. HİSAR-A; Self-Propelled Autonomous Low Altitude Air Defense Missile System consists of Missile Launch System (FFS), Low Altitude Missile and Missile Carrying and Loading System that can be fired from both HİSAR-A and HİSAR-O Systems. IMAGE: HISAR-O Within the scope of the air defense of fixed troops and critical facilities , HİSAR-O ensures that fixed and rotary wing aircraft, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and air-to-land missiles are inactivated up to 25+ km range. HİSAR-O is planned to be included in the inventory by 2021. HİSAR-O has the advantage of flexible deployment thanks to its distributed architecture and consists of the Fire Control Center, FFS, Medium Altitude Missile, Medium Altitude Air Defense Radar, Electro-Optical System, Early Warning Centers Interface Link-16 System and Missile Transport and Loading System. Source:SavunmaSanayiST.com
Ctg plane hijacking bid: Polash acted alone, final report says https://www.thedailystar.net/country/news/ctg-plane-hijacking-bid-polash-acted-alone-final-report-says-1858156 The Counter Terrorism unit of Chattogam Metropolitan Police on Tuesday submitted its final report before a Chattogram court on the Biman plane hijacking bid, implicating the accused Polash Ahmed. Inspector Rajesh Barua of the unit, also the Investigation Officer (IO) of the case, submitted the 308-page final report to the prosecution on Tuesday, after nearly 11 months of investigation. Polash Ahmed, the hijacker, was killed in a commando operation during the incident in the city’s Shah Amanat International Airport on February 24 last year. Debabrata Sarker, technology assistant at the Chattogram airport, filed a case the next day with Patenga Police Station accusing Polash. “After investigating the case and analysing the statements of the witnesses, police primarily found evidence against the slain Polash…,” Inspector Rajesh Barua told The Daily Star, confirming the submission of the final report. “Police recorded the statements of 79 witnesses, including 22 passengers of the BG-147 flight, and during the investigation, police found that none but Polash Ahmed alias Sakib Hossain was involved in the case,” Rajesh said. “The charges brought against him were found to be true, but the exact reason behind the aircraft hijacking attempt could not be known as he got killed during the commando operation by Bangladesh Army,” the IO added. Among the 79 witnesses, seven are officials and staffers of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, 19 are relatives and family members of slain Polash, while 26 are officials of law enforcement agencies. All the witnesses made statements under Section 161 of the Penal Code. CT sources said the CCTV footage of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and radio conversation between the pilot and the control tower were also submitted along with the final report and other evidences. Citing the ballistic expert, the IO in the final report said the gun, which was seized from the plane, was a plastic toy gun. It was not possible to install any cartridge in or fire bullets from the toy pistol. The report also said Polash presented a “suicide bomb” made of plastic pipes, a circuit, LED lights, battery, clips and a black watch before the passengers and also exploded some crackers. According to the final report, Polash was known an Mahi in Dhaka. He got married to one Meghla in 2014 without consent from his family and the couple had a baby boy. Meghla later divorced Polash as he used to torture her physically and mentally. In 2016, Polash went to Malaysia but later came back after one month. The report also mentioned that Polash featured in a short-film titled ‘Kobor’ in January 2018. After releasing the short-film, he got introduced to a film actress Shimla as a film producer and developed a relationship with her. In the final report, the IO mentioned that Polash got married to Shimla on March 6, 2018 and began living in Banani. His wife was not aware of Polash’s real identity. After eight months, Shima divorced Polash after learning who he really was. In the meantime, moneylenders pressured him to pay them back and he went into hiding. The report also mentioned that Polash confirmed a plane ticket for Chattogram from one ‘Befresh’ air ticket agency on February 23, 2019 and paid through a mobile financial service. According to the report, on February 24 he went to Dhaka airport using a ride-sharing service and boarded the plane for Chattogram at 5:13pm. Seventeen minutes after taking off, he changed his seat from 17-A to 1-D. When the cabin crew requested him to go back to his seat, he started shouting, brandishing the toy pistol and bomb-like object and tried to enter the cockpit. The report also said Polash told the passengers that the plane was being hijacked and he wanted to talk to the prime minister of Bangladesh, forcing the plane for emergency landing in Chattogram. After landing, the para-commando team of Bangladesh Army asked him to surrender over loudspeaker but he refused. Later, he got killed in the commando operation, the report added.