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Bangladesh Air Force (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 173 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Bangladesh Air Force (2024). The service currently counts 173 total units in its active aircraft inventory. The WDMMA review takes into account specific categories of aircraft covering attack, logistics, special-mission, and general support types. Inventory numbers and related aircraft types / variants are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "Outlook" results are related to any future airframes currently under procurement though said airframes may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons. "Readiness Rates" are based on the published USAF standard. Due to discrepancies regarding UAV reporting between countries and sources, unmanned vehicles are currently not tracked by WDMMA.

Updated: 08/18/2022 | © www.WDMMA.org


Total Aircraft: 173

87
Aircraft at 50.0% Readiness Rate
121
Aircraft at 70.0% Readiness Rate
130
Aircraft at 75.0% Readiness Rate
138
Aircraft at 80.0% Readiness Rate
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TvR
14.1
TrueValue Rating assesses air service current strengths/weaknesses matched against top performer USAF (242.9).
Global Rank
82 /103
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMA. 103 total air services from 103 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Attack: 44 units
Support: 66 units
Training: 63 units
Future: 24 units

Material Suppliers (Past and Present)

Primary (1)

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Fighters (44)


Airframes detailed as fighter, interceptor, or general attack types including multi-role though excluding dedicated bombers and CAS.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
36
F-7
Fighter
8
MiG-29
Fighter

Total Units: 44 (25%)




Helicopters (53)


Airframes detailed as manned rotary-wing platforms used in the transport, special-mission, or direct-attack roles.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
35
Mi-17/171
Transport
14
Bell 212
Utility
4
AW139
Search & Rescue

Total Units: 53 (31%)




Transports (13)


Airframes used in the dedicated hauler role, serving either military or high-government personnel or in supply / cargo delivery.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
4
C-130B/E
Tactical
3
An-32
Tactical
3
C-130J Mk.5
Tactical
3
L-410
Utility

Total Units: 13 (8%)




Trainers (63)


Airframes reserved for dedicated Basic, Advanced, Flight, and Helicopter airman training.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
14
K-8
Advanced Jet Trainer
14
Yak-130
Advanced Jet Trainer
11
FT-7
Fighter Trainer
9
FT-6
Fighter Trainer
7
L-39
Advanced Jet Trainer
6
Bell 206L
Helicopter Trainer
2
AW119
Helicopter Trainer

Total Units: 63 (36%)




On Order (24)


Aircraft set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

24
G120TP
Flight Trainer

Total Units: 24




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