RUAG Aviation has signed a contract for the sale of two more Dornier 228 twin-turboprop aircraft to the Bangladesh Navy (BN), the Switzerland-based company announced in an 11 October statement.
The new production aircraft will add to the two Dornier 228 NG maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) already in service with the BN, and will be used to “support surveillance and patrol flights for all aspects of maritime security, exclusive economic zone control, and search-and-rescue (SAR) operations”, according to the company.
“The BN’s overriding priority is the protection of Bangladesh people, interests, and economic advantages. It has entrusted a key aspect of this vision to the Dornier 228 since the purchase of their first two new production models in 2011,” Thomas Imke, the company’s regional sales manager was quoted in the statement as saying.
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