Air Force 14,000
Three major bases - Bashar AB (consists of Dhaka-Tejgaon and Dhaka-Kurmitola); Matiur Rahman AB (Jessore) and Zahurul Haque AB (Chittagong). Kurmitola is the main fast jet fighter/FGA base. Tejgaon houses two helicopter squadrons.
Jessore houses the transport squadrons, the Air Force Academy and the Flying Training Wing. Bogra houses the flying instructors’ school; Chittagong has a combat training/light attack squadron plus a helicopter squadron.
Flying hours 17,000+ flying hrs/year
FORCES BY ROLE & EQUIPMENT BY TYPE
AIRCRAFT 75+ combat capable
2 sqn with 31 F-7MB/F-7BG (recce capable)/FT-7BG/FT-7B Airguard; 18 A-5C (Q-5III) Fantan; 10 FT-6 (MiG-19UTI) Farmer
1 sqn with 6 MiG-29 Fulcrum; 2 MiG-29UB Fulcrum
1 sqn with 3 An-32 Club ; 4 C-130B Hercules
1 trg school with 8 L-39ZA Albatros*; 10 PT-6 (CJ-6); 12 T-37B Tweet (jet conversion trg); Bell 206L LongRanger-4 (hel trg)
HELICOPTERS 5 sqn with
SPT 17 Mi-17/MI-171/MI-17MI-IV Hip
UTL 13: 2 Bell 206 Longranger; 11 Bell 212
MSL • AAM AA-2 Atoll