BNS Bangabandhu Frigate

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Class and type:Ulsan (Mod.) Class
Name:BNS Bangabandhu
Builder:Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Republic of Korea
Laid down:March 11, 1998
Launched:August 29, 2000
Commissioned:June 20, 2001
Recommissioned:July 13, 2007
Decommissioned:February 13, 2002
In service:2001-Present
Renamed:First commissioned as BNS Bangabandhu
Reclassified:Reduced to the reserve on February 13, 2002
Status:In service
General characteristics
Displacement:2,370 tones
Propulsion:CODAD: 4 SEMT-Pielstick 12V PA6V280 STC diesels; 22,501 hp (16.78 MW) sustained; 2 x shafts
Speed:25 kt
Range:4,000 n miles
Complement:186 (16 officers)
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
ESM:Racal Cutlass 242; intercept
ECM:Racal Scorpion; jammer
Armament:4 x Otomat Mk. II Block IV AShM; 8 x FM-90N SAM; 1 x Otobreda 76 mm/62 Super Rapid; 4 x Otobreda 40 mm/70 (2 twin) compact CIWS; 6(2 triple) x 324 mm B-515 tubes - Whitehead A244S; 2 x Super Barricade chaff launchers
Aircraft carried:1 x Hangar, 1 x Agusta-Westland AW109 Power ASW/SAR Helicopter
Nickname:BNS BB
BNS Bangabandhu is a Guided Missile Frigate of the Bangladesh Navy, and is one of the most modern currently in service. She is currently moored at Chittagong, serving with the Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla (COMBAN). About 200 personnel serve aboard her.


Future plans

Bangladesh Navy plans to further upgrade the vessel's combat capability with the installation of more AShM and SAM launchers on board.


  1. bns bangabandhu is a light frigate not ultra modern frigate

  2. its a corvette nit a frigate

  3. Pride of bangladesh

  4. myanmar Got clone of tyoe 054a frigate deal with it


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