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Bangladesh Air Force inducts new Chinese K-8W trainer aircrafts

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World Aviation Defense and Security Industry News - Bangladesh
 
 
 Bangladesh Air Force inducts new Chinese K-8W trainer aircrafts
 
Bangladesh Air Force on Saturday, September 27, has inducted to its fleet four K-8W fighting/training aircrafts bought from China. The Inter Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) says those were bought as part of the government’s effort to modernise Bangladi air force.
     
Bangladesh Air Force on Saturday, September 27, has inducted to its fleet four K-8W fighting/training aircrafts bought from China. The Inter Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) says those were bought as part of the government’s effort to modernise Bangladi air force.
Bangladi pilots receiving first batch of K-8W training/fighting aircrafts
     

It says the force’s pilots will now receive better and modern flying training with the K-8W aircrafts, which can also be used in any conflict.

The K-8W is an upgraded version of the JL-8 trainer, with a digital fly-by-wire aircraft flight control system and improved heads-up display capability. The aircrafts are currently in service with the Bolivian and Venezuelan air forces.

Bangladesh has decided to buy nine fighters from China. The rest would be brought to the country at a later stage, ISPR says.

The Air Force pilots have brought the four to Bangladesh Air Force Base Bir Sreshto Matiur Rahman at Jessore from China on Saturday, September 27.

Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari and senior BAF officers from Air Headquarters and local base were present to receive the aircrafts.

Two transport aircrafts (AN-32) of Bangladesh Air Force have given support for transporting equipment and associated accessories.