BNS Osman Frigate

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Class and type:Modified Type 053H frigate
Name:BNS Osman
Builder:Hudong Shipyard, Shanghai
Laid down:1986
Launched:December 1988
Commissioned:November 4, 1989
In service:1989-Present
Reclassified:Jianghu-III (Mod.) Class
Status:in active service, as of 2010
General characteristics
Displacement:1,425 standard
1,702 full load
Length:103.2 m
Beam:10.8 m
Propulsion:Two type 12 E 390V diesels; 14,400 hp (m) (10.6MW) sustained
2 shafts
Speed:26+ knots
Range:2,700 miles at 18 kts
Capacity:150 person
Complement:300 (27 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Surface: Square Tie (Type 254); I-band
  • Air & Surface: MX 902 Eye Shield (Type 922-1); G-band
  • Navigation: Fin Curve (Type 352); I-band
  • Fire Control: Wok Won director (Type 752A); Square Tie (Type 254), I-band
  • Echo Type 5 (Hull Mounted)
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
Watchdog; Radar warning
  • Missiles:
    • AShM - 8(2 quadruple launchers) C-802A
    • SAM - FM-90N
  • Guns:
    • 2 or 4 China 3.9 in (100 mm) /56 (2 twin)
    • 1 Creusot-Loire 3.9 in (100 mm) /55 (Type II)
    • 12 China 37 mm /63 (6 twin) 8 (4 twin)
  • Torpedoes: 6 - 324 mm LAS (2 triple) tubes (Type II)
  • Whitehead A 244S
  • 2 RBU 1200 5-tubed fixed launchers
  • D/C: 2 BMB-2 projectors; 2 ranks
  • Mines: Can carry up to 60
  • Decoys: 2 loral Hycor SRBOC Mk 36
    6-barreled chaff launcher
Notes:Pennant number: F-18
BNS Osman is a modified Type 053H frigate of the Bangladeshi Navy, bought in 1989 from China. She is the first Guided Missile Frigate to enter service with the Bangladesh Navy.


The BNS Osman is based in Chittagong, serving with the Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla (COMBAN). About 250 personnel serve aboard BNS Osman, with most living on board. Her current mission is with UNIFIL in Lebanon. She is one of five frigates in the Bangladeshi Navy, but is the first one with advanced C-802A anti-ship missiles, and FM-90N surface-to-air missilesinstalled. On May 12, 2008 BNS Osman test fired C-802A missile in Bay of Bengal which successfully hit the target. The ship has recently gone through major upgrades which includes replacement of propulsion system, new missile launching platforms and an addition of a combat data link.

1 comment:

  1. bangladesh is getting another of it


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