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Visited the IMP CASCADE AEROSPACE at Abbotsford, Canada and continued the discussion with its new CEO on setting up a commercial MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhauling) Facility in Bangladesh. IC-130 series aircrafts of Bangladesh Air Force are often sent to this facility in Canada for MRO purposes.

Once this commercial MRO facility is set up, it would be a huge Canadian investment in Bangladesh and all the aircrafts - commercial and from airforce, from Bangladesh and also from neighbouring countries can be serviced (MRO purposes) at this local facility.

It will save significant amount of foreign currencies for the country. We also discussed how technicians from our Air Force can be trained in the CASCADE Academy at Abbotsford, Canada and how they can also work in this facility as foreign employees with the permission of our Government, as there is a huge demand of trained technicians at the CASCADE AEROSPACE MRO Facility in Abbotsford.

 

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Visited the IMP CASCADE AEROSPACE at Abbotsford, Canada and continued the discussion with its new CEO on setting up a commercial MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhauling) Facility in Bangladesh. IC-130 series aircrafts of Bangladesh Air Force are often sent to this facility in Canada for MRO purposes.

Once this commercial MRO facility is set up, it would be a huge Canadian investment in Bangladesh and all the aircrafts - commercial and from airforce, from Bangladesh and also from neighbouring countries can be serviced (MRO purposes) at this local facility.

It will save significant amount of foreign currencies for the country. We also discussed how technicians from our Air Force can be trained in the CASCADE Academy at Abbotsford, Canada and how they can also work in this facility as foreign employees with the permission of our Government, as there is a huge demand of trained technicians at the CASCADE AEROSPACE MRO Facility in Abbotsford.


Canadian company IMP Cascade Aerospace is keen to set up a commercial aircraft-repairing facility, well known as an MRO facility, in Bangladesh.

Once completed, the project will help Bangladesh save foreign currencies and get skilled manpower in this trade, says Bangladesh High Commissioner to Canada Dr Khalilur Rahman.

MRO stands for Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul. In the aviation industry, MRO services are focused on the repair, service, maintenance, and/or inspection of aircraft.

MRO includes all of the tasks involved in keeping aircraft in safe and high-peforming operating conditions.

On its website, the company says: “Cascade is a leading Canadian aerospace and defence contractor with over 650 skilled professionals supporting military and civilian aircraft programs. Headquartered in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Cascade also has operations in Trenton and Ottawa, Ontario.

“The range of support on a diverse range of airframe platforms ensures our customers have access to a variety of scalable solutions to support their operational needs. At Cascade, our background supporting military aircraft, government aircraft, and commercial aircraft operators has provided us with the expertise necessary to support today's mixed fleets as they face today’s budget pressures.”

The envoy said: “When I was appointed the Bangladeshi HC in Canada, the prime minister tasked me with several responsibilities, including the Dhaka-Canada-Dhaka flights and the MRO facility.”

Stating that the Air Force chief, too, is aware of Cascade Aerospace’s planned venture in Bangladesh, Khalilur said: “I sat with the chief executive of the company last week.

“Establishing the facility will invite a huge Canadian investment.”

He hopes that both commercial and military aircraft will be repaired at the facility.

The aircraft fleet of the IC-130 series owned by Bangladesh is repaired and maintained by the Canadian company, the envoy said.

If approved, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University in Lalmonirhat will host the project. Engineers at the university have built two training aircraft in the last couple of years.

High hopes

All aircraft in the country will be repaired and maintained at the MRO facility while saving foreign exchange, creating skilled manpower, and generating employment opportunities.

On this front, envoy Khalilur said: “We went our aircraft abroad for repairs. But if we can do that at home, it will be a great relief for all.

“Additionally, if we can repair and maintain planes from neighbouring countries here in Bangladesh, we would be able to earn foreign currencies.”

Formal deal

The Bangladesh government and the Canadian company have already agreed in principle to establish the MRO facility, which will expire in a maximum of three years.

“The next course of action has to be determined before the agreement in principle becomes obsolete. Otherwise, discussions should be renewed between both parties,” Khalilur suggested.

“Cascade Aerospace authorities are very cordial in this regard. Now the authorities concerned (in Bangladesh) have to take proper measures accordingly,” the envoy concluded.

 

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Crazy video of pre-crash accident. The aircraft hit the ground at speed and bounced off in the air again. Somehow still in one piece! @Isa Khan @Micheal Corleone @PutinBro @Kartal1 @Sanchez @TR_123456 @Bogeyman @Nilgiri

Also, both parachutes deployed successfully. Still, the instructor/highly decorated wing commander died. Could it be when it hit the ground? Or was he unconscious when they landed in the river?
Brooo, what the hell happened? I don't know how I missed it. This looks scary. :oops:

May the pilot who lost his life in this event rest in peace!
 

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Crazy video of pre-crash accident. The aircraft hit the ground at speed and bounced off in the air again. Somehow still in one piece! @Isa Khan @Micheal Corleone @PutinBro @Kartal1 @Sanchez @TR_123456 @Bogeyman @Nilgiri

Also, both parachutes deployed successfully. Still, the instructor/highly decorated wing commander died. Could it be when it hit the ground? Or was he unconscious when they landed in the river?

Sad about the loss of the pilot. RIP.

I don't think the belly bump killed him as he was able to punch out with the other (student) pilot.

They will need to have full debrief with the survivor and run through everything with any flight data they have gotten....as to where exactly the loss of control happened, i.e was the first inversion (that then cascaded to lose lift quickly) planned or was that already something going wrong with the yak in its response to input etc.
 

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This was one of the most interesting incidents of the last few years. Rip to the pilot. Indeed looking forward to any results of an investigation.
 

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Bangladesh Air Force Lockheed C-130J Hercules 99-5481 (S3-AGH), the last of the five former Royal Air Force C-130J aircraft acquired by BAF, flying air test on the afternoon of May 9, 2024. For the refurbished ex RAF C.5 ZH883 that is yet to be delivered it was the first flight in five years since the arrival at Cambridge for storage on March 27, 2019.

 

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"Should the AD assets of Bangladesh Army and Navy be integrated with BAF AD assets? Officer Commanding ADOC opined that considering the threat, capabilities of own system and geography of Bangladesh, all the AD elements of Bangladesh should be integrated in to a single network. Director of DNW&EE also expressed similar opinion of integrating all AD assets. Integration of all AD assets, specially the naval assets, will also facilitate Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) implementation process. Survey results found strong consensus among the participants of three services that all the AD assets should be integrated into a single network. The mode of the response was ‘Strongly Agree’. Kruskal- Wallis test also reinforced the finding statistically.

Current State of Integration Basing on the primary data this study found that BAF initiated project for AD system integration will connect all the BAF sensors to ADOC through fiber optic/microwave link. BN initiated project will integrate naval AD assets Maritime Operation Center by TDL. BAF initiated project has the capability of future expansion that means this project has the prospect of connecting all AD assets of Bangladesh to create an integrated AD system for Bangladesh provided suitable communication means are utilized.

Multi-Vendor Equipment: Recent procurement plan of BAF indicates that in near future, few Western origin sensors are likely to enter BAF’s inventory. Latest Naval sensors are of Western origin and can support digital data. Quantum share of the Army sensors are from China. Equipment from multiple vendors differ in terms of interface, communication protocol which pose significant challenges for integration.

Mitigation for Multi-Vendor Equipment: It is expected that, BAF initiated project for AD integration will support multiple protocols that means the system will have the capability to equipment from different manufactures. However, interfacing with specific sensor would require befitting interfacing equipment which may be sourced from vendors."


Thread 'ENHANCEMENT OF AIR DEFENCE CAPABILITY OF BANGLADESH THROUGH UTILIZATION OF BANGABANDHU SATELLITE'
https://defencehub.live/threads/enh...h-utilization-of-bangabandhu-satellite.14643/


Now get this, BAF's integrared air and missile defense project mentioned in the article has finally come to fruition.

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When I saw it at display I thought it was some sort of simulator. I had a hard time believing what was in front of my eyes. BAF having a comprehensive air defense system integration?! Sounded too good to be true. But after rereading this old article, I realized, woah, this is legit! Also, there was an MoD report that mentioned AD system integration. But didn't clarify the scope of it.


As mentioned in the article, 'BAF initiated project for AD integration will support multiple protocols that means the system will have the capability to equipment from different manufactures.' that means BAF's new Air Defence system integration can integrate all types of sensors in BAF inventory. Including–

2x Thales GM403 GaN based AESA radars.

1x RAT-31DL AESA radar

1x (potentially 6x) Leonardo Kronos Land AESA radar.

1x REL-4 AESA radar. (At least)

1x JH-16 AESA. (At least)

2x FM-90 radar.

And few others.

Also, any future air defense system purchased for BAF can be integrated with Artemis's Air Defence system integration.

Not only that, Army's recent Re-evaluation of Local Warning Radar (LWR) notice suggest that they are also planning for broader inter-service integration. Which is actually great.

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(Notice how it's talking about Bangladesh Air defence network. Not Army AD network)

I hope they get Aselsan's new gen ALP-300G radar which meets all the criteria. (+ Has additional capabilities that could be valuable for the Army)

@Isa Khan, note that 1x mobile Gap Filler Radar purchase mentioned here is in FY2018-2019.

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BAF presumably ordered Kronos Land in 29th October 2019 at International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2019 (BIDEC 2019). That would be FY2019-2020.


That means it could be 6x radars in total according to SIRPI report. (Although not confirmed. Because it could be that they ordered earlier but Leonardo only announced it at the exhibition.)

@Micheal Corleone @yf120 @PutinBro @Knowledgeseeker et al.
 

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Crazy video of pre-crash accident. The aircraft hit the ground at speed and bounced off in the air again. Somehow still in one piece! @Isa Khan @Micheal Corleone @PutinBro @Kartal1 @Sanchez @TR_123456 @Bogeyman @Nilgiri

Also, both parachutes deployed successfully. Still, the instructor/highly decorated wing commander died. Could it be when it hit the ground? Or was he unconscious when they landed in the river?
Did they lose control or tried stunts. Crazy.
 

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Bangladesh Air Force Lockheed C-130J 99-5479 (S3-AGE) arriving at Cambridge on June 13, 2024 at 07:50 UTC. It is the first visit of ex RAF ZH881 in five years since the aircraft was refurbished at Cambridge and delivered to BAF in August 2019. Unlike the sister aircraft 99-5482 (S3-AGF) that stopped at Cambridge in August 2023 on the way to the United states ( • Homecoming | Bangladesh Air Force Loc... ), 99-5479 presumably came back for some maintenance work.

 

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