Armed Forces Overviews
Bangladesh Air Force
Bangladesh Air Force
Bangladesh Biman Bahini
Pride and joy of the Bangladesh air force is the MiG-29 in a stunning multi-tone blue colour scheme.
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BAF Base Paharkanchanpur
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 24°15'19"N 090°09'14"E
Elev: 75 ft
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Heliport

Bogra (VGBG)
Rwy: 12/30
Pos: 24°51'60"N 089°18'59"E
Elev: 68ft
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Flying Instructor School PT-6 (CJ-6)
The FIS uses aircraft from the Air Force Academy at Jessore.

The PT-6, or CJ6 in Chinese parlour, is used for basic training with the Bangladesh Biman Bahini.
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Chittagong/M.A. Hannan Intl (VGEG)
Zahurul-Haque AB
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 22°14'59"N 091°48'48"E
Elev: 12 ft
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1sq Mi-17
Mi-171
Bell 212
AW139
The Pioneers
3sq An-32A
An-32B
Unicorns
21sq Yak-130 The Avengers
25sq L-39ZA
FT-7B
Trendsetters
105sq Yak-130 Trident
The 105 Advanced Jet Training Unit (105AJTU) presumably uses aircraft from 21sq.

Advanced training is done with the Yak-130 that were delivered in 2015/16.
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Like many other countries Bangladesh operates variants of the Mi-8/17 family. Like this Mi-171 serial 748.
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Cox's Bazar (VGCB)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 21°27'06"N 091°57'52"E
Elev: 13 ft
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no permanently based aircraft
Cox's Bazar airport is used as a Forward Operating Base.

Dhaka/Hazrat Shahjalal Intl (VGHS)
Kurmitola (Bangabandhu AB)
Rwy: 14/32
Pos: 23°50'36"N 090°23'52"E
Elev: 27 ft
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5sq F-7BG
FT-7BG
Supersonics
Defenders
8sq MiG-29
MiG-29UB
Vigilance Valour Victory
35sq F-7BGI
FT-7BGI
ThunderCat
Dhaka/Hazrat Shahjalal Intl (VGHS) is also known as Kurmitola (Bangabandhu AB)

Backbone of the fighter force is the F7, made in China. Seen here is a 5sq FT-7.
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Jessore (VGJR)
Matiur Rahman AB
Rwy: 16/34
Pos: 23°11'02"N 089°09'39"E
Elev: 20 ft
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11sq PT-6 (CJ-6)
15sq K-8W
18sq AW119Kx
Bell 206L-1/L-4
11, 15 and 18sq belong to the Air Force Academy / Flying Training Wing.

The L-39 is operated by 25sq.
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Apart from Russian-made helicopters, many Bells like these model 212s are used as well.
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Tejgaon (VGTJ)
(Bashar AB)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 23°46'44"N 090°22'58"E
Elev: 24 ft
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9sq Bell 212
31sq Mi-17
Mi-171
Beyond the call of duty
101sq C-130B
Mi-17
Mi-171
Excellence & Beyond
103sq L-410
101 squadron is also known as 101 Special Flying Unit (101SFU)

103 squadron was formed as 103 Air Transport Training Unit (103ATTU) on 15 April 2015.

Newest transport aircraft is the L-410UVP-E20 three of which arrived in 2015.
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Bangladesh acquired four C-130B from the USA through foreign Military Sales.
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