The second CASA-C 295W medium utility military aircraft was added to the fleet of Army Aviation Group of Bangladesh Army on Sunday in an informal ceremony. Bangladesh Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed was present on the occasion.
Spanish Ambassador Bangladesh Francisco de Asis Benitez Salas, senior officers of the Army Headquarters, Air Force, BGB, RAB officers and other invited guests, were also present, said ISPR.
The aircraft manufactured by Airbus Military, Spain took off from Spain and touched down in Bangladesh this afternoon. After necessary operations, the aircraft arrived at Tejgaon Old Airport in the capital.
The military aircraft was greeted with a water cannon salute. On this occasion, the Chief of Army Staff thanked the Prime Minister for her groundbreaking direction and special interest in the modernization and development of the Bangladesh Army. He expressed that the Bangladesh Army, a symbol of the nation's trust, is always ready to protect the country's sovereignty at all times. The addition of a second CASA-C295W medium utility aircraft greatly enhanced the Bangladesh Army's combat capability. This aircraft will be used for landing troops in the battlefield, rapid movement of troops from one place to another, aerial surveillance, cargo transport, VIP missions besides transporting a large number of emergency patients. The aircraft will play an important role in transporting essential relief and medical supplies during natural calamities in the country.