Bangladesh rolls out first independently overhauled F-7

04 September 2018

The Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has taken delivery of its first independently overhauled Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) F-7 fighter aircraft, the country’s state-run news agency reported on 4 September.

According to the report, the aircraft was delivered to the BAF at its air base in Bangabandhu at which the service has operated an aeronautical centre since 2011 providing maintenance and repair services.

The report said that China has provided assistance to the BAF in developing its maintenance capability and that in previous years technicians from China and the BAF had collaborated on F-7 overhauls. The aircraft delivered in early September was the first to be overhauled without Chinese assistance.

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