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Bangladesh receives last of five patrol vessels built with China

23 January 2014

The Bangladesh Navy (BN) commissioned the last three of its five indigenously built Padma-class patrol craft on 15 December 2013. BNS Aparajeya , Adomya , and Atondro were received at Chittagong in a ceremony presided over by Bangladesh's president, Abdul Hamid. They join lead ship Padma and Surma , which were commissioned on 24 January and 29 August 2013 respectively.

The 270-tonne full load boats are 50 m long and can reach a top speed of 23 kt. Their armament includes four NORINCO twin 37 mm naval guns and two 20 mm guns. IHS Jane's understands that all five vessels will be deployed at the BNS Titumir base.

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