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Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed inaugurated a newly built modern indoor firing range in Sheikh Russel Cantonment at Zajira in Shariatpur.

This newly constructed state-of-the-art indoor firing range has the facility of automatic target change with firing in hostile weather and from a distance of 100 meters, which is a new addition to the practice of firing for Bangladesh Army personnel.

Apart from this, the army chief inaugurated the family residence of JCOs and other ranks of army personnel, the Garrison Central Mosque and other important installations.

In his speech at the opening ceremony, the army chief expressed optimism that the 99 Composite Brigade assigned to the security of the Padma Bridge will play a far-reaching and effective role in the humanitarian and public welfare work of this area in the future.

In addition, he mentioned in his speech that the fearless soldiers of the Bangladesh Army are always ready to assist the civilian administration in dealing with any national calamity.

General Officer Commanding (GOC) 9 Infantry Division and Area Commander Savar Area, Senior Army Officers of Headquarters and Savar Area, Junior Commissioned Officers, other ranks of soldiers and civilian officers and employees were present on the occasion.

 

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@Flextape previously you mentioned army has 7 medium artillery regiments. Could you tell which divisions they belong to?
 

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they change periodically so exact division is hard to tell

apart from that 93rd has 1 armd regt, 2 Mech inf regt (Confirmed)

About that, I know that armd regiment are equipped with 44 tanks usually (similar to a battalion size) but I don't know about Mech regiments, are they also similarly equipped with 44 vehicles?
 
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Just came across this, not sure if it's a repost...Is the writer just speculating or he got inside info somehow?

For several months Dhaka had been blowing hot and cold around the American combat helicopter. For a few days now the idea of seeing Bell AH-1Z Vipers flying under the Bangladeshi cockade has evaporated, even if this country is not giving up on buying between six and ten combat helicopters . Now the Italian industrialist Leonardo and its Turkish competitor TAI are much more visible . For purely geopolitical reasons, this Asian country refuses to call on Chinese and Russian helicopter manufacturers while Airbus Helicopters and its Tiger are out of reach on a financial level.

Honestly, the idea of selling this combat helicopter to the Bangladesh Army has always seemed quite risky to us. We remember the Bangladesh Air Force 's delays around the Rafale and then the EF-2000 Typhoon . And this did not really help to lend credibility to the Bangladeshi desire to buy between six and eight AH-1Z Vipers. Especially since these would then have been new helicopters and not second-hand machines acquired from the US Marines Corps . Turning our back on it for reasons of purchase cost does not mean that Bangladeshi generals are giving up on equipping themselves with a combat helicopter.

Because this is the main weakness of the air element of the Bangladesh Army : not having any means of ground attack. Only three of its five Mil Mi-17 Hip-H can possibly provide tactical support but in no case carry out decisive actions. Especially in such an option it is impossible for them to transport troops. The need for a combat helicopter therefore seems very real.

Since the Bell AH-1Z Viper is now out of the game and the Airbus Helicopters Tiger and Boeing AH-64E Guardian are also considered too expensive, there are not many options left for the Bangladeshis. In fact, the competition is tightening between two machines, one already operational and the other under development. The latter is the very ambitious Italian Leonardo AW.249 while the first is the Turkish TAI T129 ATAK . A T129 also having Italian origins since it derives directly from the Agusta A.129 Mangusta . The poor diplomatic relations between Dhaka and Beijing completely exclude the use of Chinese helicopter operators while international sanctions against Moscow following the invasion of Ukraine prohibit going to see Kamov and Mil. The risk of delivery delays for these two manufacturers is today far too high.

If local media are to be believed, the T129 ATAK could have its share with the Bangladesh Army Aviation. It also has another Turkish aeronautical production in its sights: the Baykar Bayraktar TB drone. 2. A state-state agreement would allow Ankara to sell drones and combat helicopters while gaining a new customer.

So to be continued.

 

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Every Division has its own Div Support Battalion (Inf and has Atgm And RR Pl).
These Bn Are Fully Mechanised with BTR80s
Do you know the details about the organisational structures of these units?Are they similar to regular mech battalions?(44 apc in 3 company+2 apc for command as you mentioned earlier)

Pakistan army has similar atgm battalions in divisonal and corps level(LAT & HAT) with the HAT battalions in apc while LAT battalions use smaller 4x4 vehicles mainly land rover defenders.According to online sources these battalions have 18-27 apc each having one atgm launcher in three company excluding command and support.Was wondering if our div support battalions are similar although I guess we dont mount our atgm launchers on apc.
(Inf and has Atgm And RR Pl).
Arent the recoilless rifles been replaced by pf-98?
 
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Do you know the details about the organisational structures of these units?Are they similar to regular mech battalions?(44 apc in 3 company+2 apc for command as you mentioned earlier)

Pakistan army has similar atgm battalions in divisonal and corps level(LAT & HAT) with the HAT battalions in apc while LAT battalions use smaller 4x4 vehicles mainly land rover defenders.According to online sources these battalions have 18-27 apc each having one atgm launcher in three company excluding command and support.Was wondering if our div support battalions are similar although I guess we dont mount our atgm launchers on apc.
I'm not very sure about that. Because according to GSTP-0038 (2007), All they have is 4MG, 4LMG, 4RR and 3ATGM Pls, Most of which are not compatible with the BTR80. Unless there is a doctrinal change I'm pretty certain the amount of APCs is not 44, or it might be idk


Arent the recoilless rifles been replaced by pf-98?
No. not even close Most brigades still have them in their arsenal. Not all units have them in active service but most units have them as reserves.
 

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I'm not very sure about that. Because according to GSTP-0038 (2007), All they have is 4MG, 4LMG, 4RR and 3ATGM Pls,
Thanks for the info.btw do you know how many atgm launchers are in a single atgm platoon?Also any idea about the total number of atgm launchers in the army?
 

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Thanks for the info.btw do you know how many atgm launchers are in a single atgm platoon?Also any idea about the total number of atgm launchers in the army?
In one Pl there are 6, so in total a Div Sp Bn has 18.
About the number in the whole army, Idk :(
 

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Battalions also have a support coy!
According to GSTP-2632 IBIB (The latest TO&E), No Support coy exists in an Inf Bn organically. And every attachments directly under the command of the CO during wartime are Listed as (+1), during wartime many elements from other Units are attached in the Bn (Like and Arty bty), but under no circumstances they come under the direct control of the CO Inf Bn
 

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