The Bangladesh Army has decided to purchase armoured reconnaissance vehicles for its United Nations Peacekeeping operations.
The authorities have recommended purchasing Turkish-made Otokar branded Cobra Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV). Furthermore, additional ambulance versions of the Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) are also to be procured.
The Army also plans to convert some MRAPs acquired from the US through the EDA scheme to armoured ambulances. The conversion is to take place at the 902 Central Workshop.
The Bangladesh Army currently operates a mix of Russia, Turkish and US origin armoured vehicles including BTR-80, Cobra, Cobra II and MaxxPro.