Bangladesh Air Guard (Thief) procures surplus C-130Js of Royal Air Force

The sale of two UK-surplus Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft to Bangladesh has been confirmed by a support contract announced by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group on 10 May.

“The acquisition of C-130J aircraft from the Royal Air Force provides a key enhancement to our current airlift capability,” a Bangladeshi Air Force representative was quoted as saying during the signing ceremony that was held on the same day as the announcement at the service’s headquarters in Dhaka.

 

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Signing ceremony at BAF HQ (Source Marshall Aerospace)

 

The Marshall Aerospace will also be carrying out important modifications to the aircraft, such as the design, development and installation of a MEDEVAC capability, to enable the Bangladesh Air Force to carry out important tasks within the country and overseas delivering support to UN missions.

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The Bangladeshi Air Force to retire the four C-130Bs that it has fielded since 2001. The Bangladesh Air Force acquired secondhand C-130Bs from the United States through excess defense article.

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