Self-propelled howitzer NORA B-52 K1 SP and Metis M-1 anti-tank missiles for Bangladesh Army 2412132
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Defence & Security News - Bangladesh
|Tuesday, December 24, 2013 01:00 PM|
|Self-propelled howitzer NORA B-52 K1 SP and Metis M-1 anti-tank missiles for Bangladesh Army.|
New Serbian-made self-propelled howitzer NORA B-52 K1 SP and Russian-made Metis M-1 anti-tank guided missiles entered in service with the Bangladesh Armed Forces. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally handed over the Serbian-made 155mm NORA B-52 SP guns to the 11 SP Regiment, the lone SP Unit of Bangladesh Army, and the Russsia-made Metis M-1 missiles to the Infantry Regiment of Bangladesh Army in Tarmac Area at Dhaka Cantonment this morning.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally hands over Metis M-1 anti-tank guided missiles to the Infantry Regiment of Bangladesh Army at Dhaka Cantonment.
She also handed over the China-made PF-98 anti-tank weapons and Turkey-made light armoured vehicles to the Infantry Regiment and sound ranging equipment to Locating Wing of the Artillery Regiment.
Serbian-made NORA B-52 K1 155mm self-propelled howitzer for Bangladesh Army.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh hoped that with the addition of most-modern canons, armoured vehicles and equipment, the moral strength of the Artillery and Infantry Regiments meaning all members of Bangladesh Army would be boosted to a great extent.
“I think that induction of most modern equipment in Bangladesh Army would cross a crucial step in achieving the Forces Goal-2030,” she said.
Besides, she said, necessary equipment have been purchased for Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force.
Sheikh Hasina said most modern SP guns, sound ranging equipment, anti-tank missiles and light armoured vehicles have been procured for Bangladesh Army to build it as a well-equipped modern force and Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Bangabandhu.
The Prime Minister said agreements have already been signed to buy more modern war equipment including the multiple rocket launcher system which would be inducted in the army very soon
The Type 98 (PF-98) is a 120 mm anti-tank rocket system developed by the Chinese Defense Company Norinco