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Bangladesh Navy gets 2 warships

  • Published at 01:01 am April 28th, 2019
Navy Warships
BNS Sangram and BNS Prottasha at Chittagong Naval Jetty ISPR

Each of the ship is 90 metres in length and 11 metres in width, and can sail at top speed of 25 knots

Two new Bangladesh Navy warships--‘BNS Sangram’ and ‘BNS Prottasha’ - arrived at Chittagong Naval Jetty.

Chittagong Naval Zone Commander, Rear Admiral Abu Ashraf BSP, NCC, PSC welcomed the china made ships as the chief guest, on Saturday.

High officials, and a large number of sailors from Bangladesh navy were present on the occasion, according to a press statement from Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR).

Each of the ship is 90 metres in length and 11 metres in width, and can sail at the top speed of 25 knots (nautical miles per hour).

Equipped with two modern artillery guns, land to air, and ground-to-ground missile, sophisticated 3D radars, fire control systems, radar jamming systems, and various types of combat equipment, these ships are capable of hitting enemy airplanes, ships, and establishments. Both ships have helicopter decks, said the release.

An agreement was signed with China's Ship Building and Offshore International Company Limited on September 29, 2015, to build the two corvettes for Bangladesh Navy.

The construction of the two ships started with steel cutting on August 09, 2016, and the builder handed over these ships on March 28, 2019.

The warships sailed 8,000 km, from Yantian port of China through Kalang port of Malaysia, and arrived at the naval jetty.