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BGB signs deal with Russian Helicopters to train pilots

  • Published at 06:27 pm June 8th, 2019
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BGB Director General Major General Md Shafeenul Islam and Russian Helicopters Director (Sales) Artem Fetisov signed the deal on behalf of their respective sides at the headquarters of Russian Helicopters in Moscow on May 30, 2019 Courtesy

The Russian firm will provide specialized training to BGB staff

Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) and Russian Helicopters have signed an agreement for providing BGB members with specialized training on operating and maintenance of helicopters and military hardware.

BGB Director General (DG) Major General Md Shafeenul Islam and Russian Helicopters Director (Sales) Artem Fetisov signed the deal on behalf of their respective sides at the headquarters of Russian Helicopters in Moscow on May 30.

BGB made the disclosure in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer (PRO) Mohammad Mohsin Reza on Saturday.

As part of the agreement, Russian Helicopters - that designs and manufactures civilian and military helicopters, would provide training to BGB pilots, flight engineers and technical staff at Ulan-Ude, in Russia and in Bangladesh as well.

Senior officials of Bangladesh and Russian Helicopters were present at the signing ceremony. 

Earlier, the government signed a purchase agreement with Russia to buy two helicopters for BGB Air Wing in city’s Pilkhana on December 18 in 2018.