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BD Air Force inducts new Chinese fighters
Publish Date : 2014-09-28,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 85
Bangladesh Air Force has inducted to its fleet four K-8W fighter trainer aircrafts bought from China.
The Inter Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) says those were bought as part of the government's effort to modernise the force.
It says the force's pilots will now receive better and modern flying training with the K-8W aircrafts, which can also be utilised in any conflict.
According to the IHS Janes, the K-8W is an upgraded version of the JL-8 trainer, with a digital fly-by-wire aircraft flight control system and improved heads-up display capability. The aircraft are currently in service with the Bolivian and Venezuelan air forces, according to the defence magazine.
Bangladesh has decided to buy nine such fighters from China. The rest would be brought to the country at a later stage, ISPR says.     ?

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