US-made C130J transport aircraft has been added to the Bangladesh Air Force. It landed at Bangladesh Air Force Base “Bangabandhu” on Thursday (September 18) at 4:30 pm.
The state-of-the-art C130J transport aircraft is the third aircraft to join the Air Force through a purchase agreement with the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom and a maintenance agreement with the Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group. Then two more aircraft of the same model will come to Bangladesh.
Earlier last year and during the Corona period this year 2 more C-130J was added to the fleet.
As soon as he arrived at the Air Force Base Bangabandhu at 4.30 pm, he was greeted according to the traditional custom. Top Air Force officials including Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) Air Vice Marshal M Abul Bashar were present at the occasion. Also present was UK High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dixon.
The Assistant Chief of Air Staff said that with the addition of these sophisticated aircraft, the Air Force has gone one step further. These aircraft will make an important contribution in dealing with any disaster and crisis at any time the country needs.
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