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Bangladesh Air Force signs for additional K-8W trainer aircraft

21 June 2018

Dhaka signed an intergovernmental agreement with Beijing on 20 June for the procurement of an undisclosed number of additional Hongdu Aircraft Industries Corporation (HAIC) K-8W Karakoram basic jet trainers for the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF).

The Bangladeshi military’s Inter-Services Public Relations announced that the contract was signed in a ceremony attended by BAF Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Masihuzzaman Semiabat and China’s Ambassador to Bangladesh, Zhang Zuo, among others.

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