The contingent to Central African Republic consists of armed MI-171 helicopters
Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) will send its 125 members for United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
The contingent will consist of three armed version MI-171 helicopters equipped with night vision system, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Thursday.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, BBP, OSP, ndu, psc addressed the members of the contingent at BAF Base Bashar, it said.
The BAF chief advised peacekeepers to fulfil their duties with honesty, professionalism and sincerity and earn good reputation for the country, according to the statement.
For the first time the peacekeepers of Bangladesh will be deployed in a mission by a UN Chartered Flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, said the ISPR.