Bangladesh Army Received 120 MetisM ATGMs and 1200 Missile
|9K115-2 Metis-M1 (AT-13 'Saxhorn-2)|
The Bangladesh Army formally introduced the Russian-built 9K115-2 Metis-M1 (AT-13 'Saxhorn-2') anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system into service during a ceremony at Dhaka Cantonment on 23 December 2013.
Bangladesh ordered 120 Metis systems in December 2012. These are the first anti-tank guided missiles to enter service with Bangladesh.
Like several other countries in the region, it had relied on the US-developed 105 mm M40-series recoilless rifle as its sole anti-tank and direct-fire weapon. The M40 weighs 210 kg and uses what is essentially a tripod mounting. It is often installed on a light wheeled vehicle.
During the same ceremony, the army also adopted the Chinese-built PF98 120 mm anti-tank rocket launcher.