The Bangladesh Navy’s Dornier 228 NG will be deployed for maritime air patrol and rescue missions along the country’s 580 km coastline. To ensure that the aircraft fulfil their missions effectively, they have been highly customised with special mission sensor equipment. This includes a 360° surveillance radar, Telephonics RDR-1700B radar and operator console as well as HF, VHF/UHF and VHF FM radios. A search-and-rescue (SAR) direction finder, 6 observer seats and 2 bubble windows – one on either side – further enhance the aircraft’s search and patrol capabilities.
The Bangladesh Navy’s Dornier 228 NG also come equipped with a door that can be opened in flight, as well as a marine marker and life raft. This enables the active engagement of the aircraft in SAR operations.
“We are proud to be able to support the Bangladesh Navy in protecting their coastline and ensuring the safety and security of their seas,” said Thomas Imke, Regional Sales Director at RUAG Aviation.
RUAG Aviation is a certified Part 21J EASA Design Organisation, Part 21G EASA Production Organisation and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organisation.