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« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2018, 11:19:21 AM »
Bangladesh reportedly ordered additional K-8W trainer jets | Air Recognition - 21 June 2018
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Bangladesh on June 20 signed a contract with the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC, part of the Chinese state corporation AVIC) to supply the Bangladesh Air Force with an additional batch of K-8W combat training aircraft. The number of aircraft ordered and other details of the contract were not disclosed.

Bangladesh Air Force already received nine K-8W aircraft in 2014. They are in service with the 15th Squadron of the Bangladesh Air Force at the Matiour Rahman airbase and are used mainly as jets to train the Air Force Academy cadets.

They are used in combination with the more advanced Yak-130 to prepare pilots to operate the BAF frontline fleet of Chengdu J-7 and RAC MiG-29 fighters.


A BAF K-8W trainer jet (Credit: Facebook/Bangladesh Air Force Magazine)

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2018, 12:40:24 AM »
China begins work on Pakistan’s second Type 054A frigate | Janes - 21 December 2018
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The contract for two Type 054A frigates for the PN is believed to have been signed in 2017 and a further contract for two more ships was announced in June 2018, when it was also indicated that delivery of all four ships was expected to be complete by 2021.

The Type 054A has become the general-purpose workhorse of China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), with a class of 30 ships either commissioned or under construction.

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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2019, 04:12:02 AM »
China State Shipbuilding Corp building 4 Type 054AP frigates for Pakistan | Navy Recognition - 02 January 2019 16:57
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These frigates will be equipped with modern detection and weapon systems, and will be capable of anti-ship, anti-submarine and air-defense operations. It is said that they will have a fully loaded displacement of about 4.000 metric tons and that these vessels may be armed with vertical launch cells able to fire Chinese HQ-16 air-defense missiles.

It also appears that these 4 ships could be the largest and more powerful combat vessels ever exported by China and that these frigates could double the combat power of the Pakistani Navy’s fleet.


Type 054A frigate in China (Picture source : chinamil.com )

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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2019, 04:28:55 AM »
Royal Thai Army orders new batch of 14 VT4 MBTs | Army Recognition - 02 January 2019 14:29
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The Royal Thai Army, who has just received 10 new VT4 Main Battle Tanks, will order 14 more from NORINCO for the amount of $ 73,425,976, according to the Army Ordnance Department of Thailand.

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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2019, 02:13:40 AM »
Thailand looks to procure more VT-4 tanks from China | Janes - 16 January 2019
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Local media reported on 16 January that the RTA proposal features the acquisition of an additional 14 units at a cost of about THB2.3 billion (USD72.5 million).

The proposal, if approved by government, will take the RTA's VT-4 inventory to 52. The RTA ordered 28 VT-4s from Norinco in 2016 for THB5 billion and another 10 in 2017 for THB2 billion.

The initial batch of 28 tanks was delivered in late 2017, making Thailand the first export customer of the VT-4, which is the export version of the MBT-3000 design.


The Royal Thai Army is reportedly looking to secure funds to procure 14 additional VT-4 MBTs made by Norinco. Source: Norinco

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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2019, 03:46:52 AM »
http://china-defense.blogspot.com/2019/01/photos-of-day-sm4-120mm-self-propelled.html

SM4 120mm self-propelled mortar with the Algerian Army


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« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2019, 03:38:55 AM »
Thai Army buys more Chinese IFVs, ammunition and other items | Army Recognition - 01 February 2019 11:25
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The Royal Thai Army’s buying spree shows no signs of letting up with the disclosure on February 1 it has committed to spending another 70.3 Mn USD (2.2 billion baht) on more military hardware from China, Teeranai Charuvastra reports on Khaosodenglish.

According to its purchase orders published on the army’s ordnance department, the Royal Thai Army will acquire three infanty fighting vehicles, 12 mobile artillery units, 10 maintenance vehicles, 12 armored command vehicles and three armored medical vehicles. These vehicles will join the existing fleet of 39 VN-1 IFVs Thailand bought from China in 2017.


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« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2019, 11:19:27 PM »
Bangladesh Navy receives final two Chinese-made Type C13B corvettes | Janes - 29 April 2019
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The two new 90-m long ships, which have been named Sangram (with pennant number F 113) and Prottasha (F 113), were handed over to the service on 28 March and arrived at the naval base in Chittagong on 27 April, said ISPR.

The ships, which are expected to enter service in the near future, are the third and fourth of the class. Both ships were built in Wuhan by China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group, with Sangram being launched in February 2018 and Prottasha two months later.

The final two Shadhinota (Type C13B)-class corvettes for the BN arrived at the naval base in Chittagong on 27 April, according to an ISPR statement. (ISPR)


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« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2019, 03:03:03 AM »
Bolivian Navy Receives New Patrol Boats From China | Navy Recognition - 26 August 2019 09:53
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The Bolivian Navy held a public ceremony August 15 inaugurating the incorporation of two new Type 928 YC patrol vessels acquired from the People's Republic of China.

The two new vessels will be deployed from the Santa Cruz Fifth Naval District's Tamarinero base and will be utilized to conduct surveillance and interdiction duties along the Bolivian-Brazilian border. According to statements made by Bolivian Naval officials, these two new vessels are merely the most recent of the country's maritime acquisitions from China - with the service now having received six Type 928 class patrol boats in total.


Type 928 YC Patrol Boats (Picture source: Bolivian Navy)


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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2019, 09:52:27 AM »
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/09/royal-thai-navy-procures-type-071e-lpd-from-chinas-cssc/

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Royal Thai Navy Procures Type 071E LPD From China’s CSSC
16 Sep 2019

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) currently has five vessels of the Type 071 class commissioned in its fleet, with three more on the way. Thailand becomes the first export customer of the class.

Originally designed after the 1996 Taiwan Strait crisis, the Type 071 is 210 meters long and 28 meters wide. It is capable of carrying an 800 marines (1 battalion) and some 20 amphibious vehicles.

For amphibious warfare, the Type 071’s well deck may deploy at least two Type 726 / Type 726A, a Chinese LCAC of approximately 150 tonnes. Each LCAC is designed to deploy a battle tank (ZTZ-96A for example). The ship is also fitted with two large hangars and a flight deck, where two Z-8J helicopters can be operated simultaneously. The ship is fitted with one 76 mm gun and four 30 mm close-in weapon systems.

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The deal was reported to cost only Bt6.1 billion (200 million USD). Further details such as the location of the construction and delivery date have not been disclosed. The Royal Thai Navy’s Chief, Commander Admiral Luechai Ruddit told local media The Nation Thailand that the deal was transparent, and the large ship could be used for civilian purposes when needed.

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Thailand previously ordered a single S26T diesel electric submarine (SSK) from China’s shipbuilding industry as part of a government-to-government contract signed in 2017. The first steel cut for the first submarine took place on September 5, 2019.

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« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2019, 05:01:25 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/91942/former-plan-frigates-almost-ready-for-handover-to-bangladesh-navy

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Former PLAN frigates almost ready for handover to Bangladesh Navy
16 October 2019

The 2,200-ton diesel-powered ships, formerly Lianyungang (pennant number 522) and Putian (pennant number 523), have been undergoing overhaul at the Shenjia shipyard in Shanghai and at facilities close to the East Sea fleet's primary base at Zhoushan, respectively. Pennant numbers F 16 and F 19 have been painted on the hulls of the ships, which are likely to be renamed BNS Umar Farooq and BNS Khalid Bin Walid once in BN service.

The date for the handover of the ships to the BN as well as their departure from China has yet to be announced.

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The BN currently operates four frigates; an elderly Type 053H1 (Jianghu II)-class ship acquired from China in 1989, a modified Ulsan-class platform procured from South Korea in 2001, and two former PLAN Type 053H2 (Jianghu III)-class vessels transferred from China in 2014. It also operates two larger, 3,250-ton former US Coastguard Hamilton-class cutters, each armed with a 76 mm Oto Melara gun, acquired in 2013 and 2015.


One of the two ex-PLAN Jiangwei II-class frigates that appear close to being transferred to the BN. The ship shown here, formerly known as Lianyungang, has been undergoing overhaul at the Shenjia shipyard in Shanghai. Source: Via haohanfw.com


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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2020, 11:44:57 PM »
https://www.janes.com/article/93346/china-hands-over-two-ex-plan-frigates-to-bangladesh-navy

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China hands over two ex-PLAN frigates to Bangladesh Navy
20 December 2019

The 112 m-long and 12.4 m-wide vessels, which will be renamed BNS Umer Farroq (also spelled Umar Farooq ) and BNS Abu Ubaidah once in BN service, were set to head to Bangladesh following the handover ceremony.

Pennant numbers F 16 and F 19 have been painted on the hulls of the ships, which can reach a top speed of 24 n miles, according to the BN.

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In PLAN service the primary armament of the ships consisted of a twin 100 mm gun, eight YJ-83 anti-ship missiles fired from slant-mounted containerised launchers, an octuple launcher for HHQ-7 short-range surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), and four twin 37 mm gun mountings. None of these have been removed, although the YJ-83 and HHQ-7 systems may have been modified in line with the C-802A and FM-90N export versions, particularly with regard to the missiles supplied.

In September 2019 the BN signed a contract for two more Type 053H3 frigates, including ex- Putian (pennant number 523), which is expected to be renamed BNS Khalid Bin Walid once in BN service.

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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2020, 12:30:39 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/94238/uae-reveals-sr5-mrl-acquisition

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UAE reveals SR5 MRL acquisition
11 February 2020

The MRLs were each fitted with six-round pods for 220 mm artillery rockets or King Dragon 60 laser- and GPS-guided surface-to-surface missiles with a maximum range of 70 km. The system can also be fitted with two pods each with 20 122 mm projectiles.

The SR5 was not previously known to be in service with the UAE but has been seen in Algeria and Bahrain.


Norinco SR5 and Jobaria multiple rocket launchers were lined on either side of the personnel for the parade at Zayed Air Base. The Jobaria on the left is configured to launch 300 mm projectiles. Source: Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan


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« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2020, 02:15:59 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/95559/nigerian-army-receives-chinese-weapon-systems

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Nigerian Army receives Chinese weapon systems
16 April 2020

The Nigerian Army has received a consignment of Chinese armoured vehicles and artillery systems that included Norinco VT4 main battle tanks (MBT), ST1 tank destroyers, and self-propelled howitzers.

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The Nigerian Army did not identify the type or numbers of platforms being procured, although the media reported that 17 were delivered in this consignment, which is the first under a USD152 million contract signed in 2019 that also includes support and training.

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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2020, 07:29:34 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/95814/china-dispatches-two-customised-vt4-mbts-to-undisclosed-foreign-customer

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China dispatches two customised VT4 MBTs to undisclosed foreign customer
28 April 2020

The images, which show the MBTs featuring a new explosive reactive armour (ERA) fitted to the glacis and turret, indicate that these VT4s are slightly different from the ones exported to Thailand and Nigeria.


One of the two customised VT4s photographed leaving China’s Inner Mongolia First Machinery Group on 20 April. The group did not reveal the identity of the customer. Source: Inner Mongolia First Machinery Group