Weapons used by Bangladesh Army




Weapons used by Bangladesh Army
Weapons used by Bangladesh Army

 

Armoured fighting vehicles


Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
MBT-2000 Main battle tank            44  China
MBT-2000
MBT-2000





Type 69-II Mk.2G Main battle tank            185  China
Type 69-II Mk.2G
Type 69-II Mk.2G
Type 69-II Main battle tank             65  China
Type 69-II
Type 69-II
Type 59II Main battle tank 54  China
Type 59II
Type 59II
Type 59 Main battle tank 60  China
Type 62 I Light Tank 14  China A total of 320 delivered.
Fahd 240 Armored personnel carrier   66  Egypt A 4x4 APC.
BTR-70 Armored personnel carrier   55  Soviet Union
BTR-70
BTR-70
BTR-80 Armored personnel carrier   600+  Russia
BTR-80
BTR-80
BTR-T Infantry fighting vehicle 30+  Bangladesh Bangladesh Army Engineers converted and upgraded T-54A MBT into heavy APC / IFV.
M113 Armored personnel carrier  10+  United States On lease for U.N. missions only.
MT-LB Armored personnel carrier  66+  Russia A tracked multi-purpose fully-amphibious APC.
Type 62 Armored personnel  carrier 60  Bangladesh Chinese Type 62 light tanks were converted to heavy APC by Bangladesh Army Engineers.
Type 85 Armored personnel carrier  50  China

 

BOV M11  Armored Personnel 


Serbia



 




Infantry Weapons

Small Arms

Name Type Caliber Origin Notes
Type 92 Semi-automatic pistol 9mm  China Standard issue sidearm.
Browning FN 35 Semi-automatic pistol 9mm  Belgium Used by Ansar.
Type 54 Semi-automatic pistol 7.62mm  China Chinese version of Soviet Tokarev TT-33 in service with all branches of armed, para-military and law enforcement services.
Walther PPK Semi-automatic pistol 9mm  Germany Being replaced by HK P7M8.
Remington 870 Semi-automatic shotgun 12 gauge  United States Standard army issue shotgun.
Izhmash Saiga-12 Semi-automatic shotgun 12 gauge  Russia
Heckler & Koch G3 Assault rifle 7.62mm  Bangladesh The G3 produced under license by BOF. The G3A3, G3A4 and G3/SG-1 variants are also in service.
BD-08 Assault rifle 7.62mm  Bangladesh
BD-08
BD-08
Produced under license by BOF.
Type 56 Assault rifle 7.62mm  Bangladesh Upgraded version of Ak-47. Produced under license by BOF.
Type 56SKS Semi Automatic Assault rifle 7.62mm  Bangladesh
Type 56
Type 56
Produced under license by BOF. Standard issue for Ansar and VDP.
AIM Assault rifle 7.62mm  Romania Limited number in service, classified as SMG.
M4A1 Assault rifle 5.56mm  United States
M4A1
M4A1
Used by Para-Commando.
AIAW Sniper rifle 7.62mm  United Kingdom
Barrett M99 Sniper rifle 12.7mm  United States
Barrett M99
Barrett M99

BD-08 Light machine gun 7.62mm  Bangladesh
BD-08
BD-08
Produced under license by BOF.
Tpye 56 LMG Light machine gun 7.62mm  Soviet Union
HK11A1/21A1 General purpose machine gun 7.62mm  Germany
Type 80 General purpose machine gun 7.62mm  China
DShK Heavy machine gun 12.7mm  Soviet Union
PAP M59/66A1 Grenade launcher 22mm  Yugoslavia Standard issue.
MGL Mk1 Grenade launcher 46mm  South Africa
GREN-84BD Hand grenade
 Bangladesh
ARGES HG-84
ARGES HG-84
Austrian ARGES HG-84 manufactured under license by BOF

Artillery


Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
Type 63-1 Mortar
 China 60mm. Being replaced by Type 93.
M 29A1 Mortar
 United States
Type 87 Mortar 300+  Bangladesh 82mm mortar manufactured under license by BOF.
Brandt F1 Mortar
 France 120mm.
M 74 Mortar
 Yugoslavia 120mm.
UBM 52 Mortar
 Yugoslavia 120mm.
Type 54 Anti Tank Gun 50+  China 76mm.
OTO Melara Mod 56 Howitzer 30  Italy 105mm.
M101A1 Howitzer 50+  United States 105mm.M101A1
Type 54-1 Howitzer 20+  China 122mm.
Type 83 Howitzer
 China 122mm.
Type 86 Howitzer
 China 122mm.
Type 96 Howitzer 230  China 122mm.Type 96
Type 59-1 Field artillery 40+  China
Type 59-1
Type 59-1
122mm 
2S23 Nona Svk Self-propelled artillery
 Russia 120mm mortar on modified BTR-80.
Type 62 Self-propelled artillery
 Bangladesh Converted from Type 62 Light tank to 105mm SP Howitzer. All retired.
KRL 122 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems
 Pakistan 122mm. Limited number in service.
KRL 122
KRL 122
Type 82 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems 6+  China 130mm.
Type 90B Multiple Launch Rocket Systems 16+  China 122mm.

 

PLZ-45 Self-propelled howitzer China
PLZ-45
PLZ-45
Nora B-52 Self-propelled howitzer Serbia
Nora B-52
Nora B-52

Anti-tank warfare

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
Type 75 Recoilless rifle
 China 75mm, based on U.S. M-20.
Carl Gustav M2 Recoilless rifle
 Sweden 84mm.
M40A1 Recoilless rifle 25+  United States 105mm.
HJ-8 /Baktar Shikan Anti-tank guided missile
 China/ Pakistan
HJ-8
HJ-8
Type 69-1 Rocket-propelled grenade
 China 40mm.
Type 70-1 Rocket-propelled grenade
 China 62mm.

 

Metis-M Anti-tank guided missile Russia
Metis-M
Metis-M
Kornet-E Anti-tank guided missile Russia
Kornet-E
Kornet-E


PF-98 Anti-tank guided missile China
PF-98
PF-98
HJ-8 Anti-tank guided missile China main anti-tank weapon of the Bangladesh Army
M40 Recoilless Rifle United States
RPG-32 rocket propelled grenade Russia
Type 69 RPG rocket propelled grenade China Chinese version of Russian Rpg-7

Anti-aircraft warfare



Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
Type 75 Single Anti-aircraft gun
 Soviet Union/ China 14.5mm Single Barrel. Low altitude.
Type 58 Twin Anti-aircraft gun
 Soviet Union/ China 14.5mm Twin Barrel. Low altitude.
Type 56 Quad Anti-aircraft gun
 Soviet Union/ China 14.5mm Quad Barrel. Low altitude.
Type 56 Quad
Type 55/65/74 Anti-aircraft gun 16+  Soviet Union/ China 37mm Single & Twin Barrel. Low to Medium altitude.
L/60 & M1A1 Bofors Anti-aircraft gun
 Sweden 40mm Single Barrel. Medium altitude.
Type 59 Anti-aircraft gun 12+  Soviet Union/ China 57mm Single Barrel. Short to Medium altitude.
HQ-7/FM-90 Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon
 China Chinese version of Crotale ADS. In service with BAF





HN-5J1A Man-portable air-defense systems 21+  China Chinese version of SA-7A. Being phased out.
QW-2 Van Guard 2 Man-portable air-defense systems
 China
QW-2 Van Guard 2
QW-2 Van Guard 2
Improved Chinese version of FIM-92E. Replacing HN-5.

Army aviation

Name Type Version Quantity Origin Notes
Cessna 208 Grand Caravan Utility aircraft B 1  United States
Cessna 152 FAC, Recce A 4  United States
Bell 206 Long Ranger IV Light Observation Helicopter L-4 3  United States
Cessna 337 Super Skymaster Utility aircraft F 2  United States
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne V.I.P. Transport T1 1  United States

 

Eurocopter PantherV.I.P. TransportT11 Europe
Eurocopter Panther

Military Support Vehicles

Armoured Recovery Vehicles

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
Type 73 MBT ARV
 China
Type 2000 MBT 2000  ARV
 China
BREM-K BTR ARV
 Russia Used for BTR series and lighter vehicles only.

Prime Movers

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
IVECO Trakker Prime Movers
 Italy
Renault Kerax Prime Movers
 France
DAF CF Prime Movers
 United Kingdom

Mobile Command Post

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
IVECO Trakker Command Post
 Italy
BMTF Arunima Bolyan Command Post
 Bangladesh
Mercedes Benz 2026 Command Post
 Germany

Container Carrier

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
Renault GBC Container Carrier
 France

Heavy Transporters


Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
IVECO Trakker Heavy Transporter
 Italy
Mercedes Benz 2026 Tank transporter
 Germany
MAN TGA 40.410 Tank transporter
 Germany
Tiema XC2030 Heavy Transporter
 China Licensed copy of Mercedes-Benz 2026.
WS/M4866S Heavy Transporter
 United States

Tactical Trucks

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
Isuzu DX Medium Truck
 Japan
Bedford Mk.4 Light Truck
 United Kingdom
BMTF Arunima Bolyan Light Truck
 Bangladesh
Arunima Bolyan
Arunima Bolyan
BMC 380-26P Medium Truck
 Turkey 6X6 Multi purpose truck.
Unimog Medium Truck
 Germany
Renault TRM 180.11 Medium Truck 475  France 4X4.
SX2190 Heavy Truck
 China 6X6.
Yanan SX2150 Heavy Truck
 China

Light Utility Vehicles

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
Auverland A3 LUV
 France
Mitsubishi Pajero LUV
 Japan
Nissan Patrol LUV
 Japan
Toyota Land Cruiser LUV
 Japan
Land Rover Defender LUV
 United Kingdom

Field Ambulance

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
RN-94 Armoured Field Ambulance 9+  Turkey
 Romania
A 6X6 Ambulance variant.
Land Cruiser Field Ambulance
 Japan
ACMAT VLRA Field Ambulance
 France
Land Rover Defender 110 Field Ambulance
 United Kingdom

Forklift

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
Isuzu Forklift
 Japan
Toyota Forklift Forklift
 Japan

Freezer

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
IVECO Freezer
 Italy

Earth Mover

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
CASE Wheel Loader Earth Mover
 United States









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