Bangladesh Army RFP to acquire new 4x4 armoured vehicles

On November 6, 2017, the Bangladesh Directorate General Defence Purchase (DGDP) released a Request-For-Proposal (RFP) to acquire new 4x4 armoured vehicles in different types of configuration as light armoured vehicle (LAV), Command Post, ambulance and reconnaissance and surveillance.

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Turkish-made Otokar Cobra 4x4 armoured vehicle of Bangladesh Army (Source

According to the Official RFP, the technical requirements of Bangladesh Army for the new 4×4 that the vehicle can operate in temperature conditions in-excess of 50 °C. It will have a cruising range of over 500 km, with a road speed of 80 km/h and over 25 km/h in off-road conditions. It must also have a power-to-weight ratio of over 20 hp/ton.

The hull of the vehicle will provide a minimum ballistic protection of STANAG-4569 Level 2, and STANAG-4560 Level 2a for the mine protection.

In July 2017, website of the National Industrial Portal of the Ukrainian Industry, has released a statement regarding a contract for the delivery of 600 Tur-K2 and 80 Tur-K3 4x4 Ukrainian-made armoured vehicles via the Turkish Company Delta Defense to the Bangladesh armed forces.

According to the Turkish Website C4 Defence, the Turkish Company Delta Defense will delivered 100 Tur-K2 to the Bangladesh armed forces in 2018, 150 in 2019 and a total of 600 vehicles in the next five years.

Currently the Bangladesh army uses three types of wheeled armoured vehicles, the Russian-made BTR-80A, the Otokar Cobra from Turkey and the Serbian-made BOV M11 used as reconnaissance vehicle. 

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