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Bangladesh to build 2 new air bases

Xinhua,December 31, 2017 Adjust font size:

DHAKA, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladeshi government said on Sunday that two more new air bases will be constructed soon to further strengthen the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF).

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the announcement after inspecting a parade by new BAF officers at an Air Force Academy in Jessore, some 164 km from the capital city Dhaka.

She said steps are underway to establish the new air bases in southern Barisal and northeastern Sylhet regions to make the force stronger.

She expressed her optimism that the BAF would be turned into a most modern air force soon.

Meanwhile, she said more multi-role combat aircraft, modern basic training helicopters, jet trainer aircraft, simulators, unmanned aerial vehicle systems, long- and short-range air defence radars and medium-range surface-to-air missiles will be added to the air force. Enditem