bangladesh bangladesh biman bahini

bangladesh air force


Officially formed 28 Sep 1973, nearly 2 years after Bangladesh became independent from Pakistan. Main helicopter bases (2003) are Jessore (VGJR) in the west, Dhaka/Tejgaon (VGTJ) in central plain and Chittagong (VGEG) in the south east.


Bangladesh Air Force Signs for Five More Mi-171Sh, 19-Jun-17 : Paris Air Show 2017 Russian Helicopters to deliver in 2018 a new batch of five Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters to the Bangladesh’s Air Force

Five Mi-171Sh Delivered to Bangladesh, 11-Dec-15 : Bangladesh received 5 new Mi-171Sh equipped with additional fuel tanks and the latest avionics enabling them to all weather operations

Bangladesh orders Two Maritime SAR AW139, 14-Jul-14 : Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters.

List of Units

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Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
    1 Squadron? --
    9 Squadron? --
    18 Squadron? --
    31 Squadron? --

Bases and Locations

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Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
   Jessore18 Squadron
   Shah Amanat International1 Squadron
9 Squadron
   Tejgaon9 Squadron
31 Squadron

Model Types

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  AW AW1392015
  Mil Mi-171Sh2015
  Bell 4072012
  Bell 212161980
  Mil Mi-4 Hound219791994
  Westland Wessex219731994
  Mil Mi-8 Hip (1st Gen)151973
  Bell 206

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