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BNS Khadem

Omar Farooq - Chinese Type-053H3 frigates

Senior Bangladeshi Navy officials received two Chinese Type-053H3 frigates, Jiaxing (Hull 521) and Lianyungang (Hull 522), in Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard on 18 December 2019. The two missile frigates, purchased by the Bangladesh side in 2018, will steam to Bangladesh after the hand-over ceremony. Rear Admiral Bai Yaoping, deputy commander of the navy under the Chinese PLA Eastern Theater Command, and Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury, chief of naval staff of the Bangladesh Navy, attended the handover ceremony in Shanghai. Type 053H3 frigates are the second generation of the PLA Navy’s frigates that equipped with anti-aircraft missile systems. A total of ten Type 053H3 frigates were built by China. At present, the PLA Navy still has eight Type 053H3 frigates in service. The Bangladesh Navy signed an agreement in June 2018 to import two Type 053H3 frigates from China that would retire. In 2019, the frigates Jiaxing and Lianyungang were both decommissioned from the Chinese Navy and sent for refitting. It is said that the two frigates will be officially renamed as BNS-Omar Farooq and BNS-Abu Ubaidah after joining the Bangladeshi Navy. BNS Omar Farooq and BNS Abu Ubaidah from China, which have been found to have navigation radar and gun system malfunctions. Omar Farooq Abu Obaidah Khalid bin Walid Osman

Bangladesh Navy Equipment

Modernization

Ships Source Tons Year Inventory
90 95 00 05 10 12 15 20 25 30
Personnel ,000 - - - - - - - - - -
Active - 11 - - 15 17 - 21 - -
Reserve - - - - - - - - - -
Helicopter Carrier ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ??
LH ?? ?? ?? ?? - - - - - - - - - -
Submarines ... ... ... ... ... ... 2 2 4 4
SS Type 035 Ming PRC 2,100 2015 - - - - - - 2 2 4 4
Frigates 4 4 4 5 7 6 11 12 15 19
NEW MEKO 200 BD ?,-00 203x - - - - - - - - 4 8
NEW MEKO 200 TU 3,600 2015 - - - - - - 4 4 4 4
Omar Farooq Jiang Wei PRC 2,250 2019 - - - - - - - 2 4 4
F28 Somudra Joy Hamilton USA 3,300 2013 - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
F35 Bijoy Castle UK 1,475 2010 - - - - 2 2 2 2 2 2
F25 Bangabandhu mod-Ulsan ROK 2,300 2001 - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
F18 Osman Jianghu-II PRC 1,700 1989 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -
F15 Abu Bakr Type 41/61 UK 2,500 1978 3 3 3 3 3 2 - - - -
Patrol Vessels ... ... 1 1 6 6 6 6 6 6
P713 Sangu Island UK 1,280 2002 - - - - 5 5 5 5 5 -
P911 Madhumati Sea Dragon ROK 635 1997 - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Patrol Craft 15 16 19 19 19 16 17 19 18 16
NEWCON BD 270 2014 - - - - - - 1 7 7 7
NEWCON BD 80 2014 - - - - - - 5 5 5 5
P1011 Titas Sea Dolphin ROK 143 2000 - - 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
P711 Barkat Type 062 PRC 170 1995 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
P812 Nirbhoy Hainan PRC 400 1985 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
P211 Meghna PB-46 SG 410 1984 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 -
P612 Tawfiq Shanghai-II PRC 135 1982 7 7 7 7 7 7 4 - - -
P311 Bishkali UK 140 1978 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - -
P314 Karnphuli Kraljevica YU 200 1975 2 2 2 2 2 2 - - - -
P312 Padma Ajay IN 150 1973 2 2 2 2 2 ? - - - -
Missile Boats 8 10 10 10 10 5 7 4 4 4
NEWCON PRC 600 2014 - - - - - - 2 4 4 4
P8125 Durdharsha Osa-I PRC 200 1988 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 - - -
P 8111 Durbar Houku PRC 80 1983 4 5 5 5 5 - - - - -
Torpedo Boats 12 12 12 8 8 8 8 ... ... ...
T 8235 TB 35 Huchuan PRC 46 1992 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 - - -
??? P4 PRC 25 19xx 4 4 4 - - - - - - -

Mine Warfare

Minesweepers ... 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5
M95 Shapla River UK 770 1995 - 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4
M91 Sagar PRC 500 1994 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Amphibious Warfare

Navy Amphibious Warfare 6 12 12 13 14 14 16 12 12 12
L900 Shah Amanat LCL DK 366 1990 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
L901 Shah Paran LCU 1646 USA 180 1991 - 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
LCM-8 USA 34 1991 - 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
A581 Darshak Yuchin LCM PRC 93 1986 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 - - -
NEWCON LCVP BD 2013 - - - - - - 2 2 2 2
L1011 LCVP BD 83 19xx - - - 1 3 3 3 3 3 3
Army Riverine Engineering Battalions ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
LSF Type C Command Ship BD TBD 202x - - - - - - - - 1 1
LCT Type A Landing craft tank BD TBD 202x - - - - - - - - 4 4
LCT NEWCON Western Marine SY BD - 2021 - - - - - - - - 2 2
LSI Type B Troop carrier BD TBD 202x - - - - - - - - 15 15
LSI Type D Troop carrier BD TBD 202x - - - - - - - - 15 15
LCT BS Shakti Shanchar - - 19xx - - - - - 1 1 1
LCT BS Amir Hamza - - 19xx - - - - - 1 1 1
LCT BS Jahangir Yuchin LCM PRC 93 19xx - - - - - 1 1 1

Auxiliaries

Auxiliaries ... ... ... ... 22 ... ... ... ... ...
Survey Vessels 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3
NEWCON BD 2015 - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
H584 Anushandhan Roebuck UK 1,477 2010 - - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1
A583 Agradoot 00 1998 - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
A513 Shahjalal TH 600 1987 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - -
Training Ships ... 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
A513 Shaheed Ruhul Amin Island UK 1,275 1993 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Support Tankers 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
NEWCON BD 2015 - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
A516 Imam Ghazzali 00 19xx - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
A515 Khan Jahan Ali JP 2,900 1983 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - -
Tugs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
A723 Rupsha Damen-Stan NL ?? 19xx - - - - 2 - - - - -
A721 Khadem Dinghai PRC 1,475 19xx - - - - 2 - - - - -
Repair ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
A711 Sundarban Floating Drydock - 19xx - - - - - - - - - -
A731 Balaban Floating Crane - 19xx - - - - - - - - - -
A512 Sahayak - 477 197x 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - -

Naval Aviation

Naval Aviation ... ... ... ... ... 2 7 7 7 7
Do 228NG MPA DE 2013 - - - - - - 2 2 2 2
Z-9C ASW helo PRC 2015 - - - - - - 3 3 3 3
AW109 SAR helo IT 2011 - - - - - 2 2 2 2 2


 
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