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Bangladesh Navy Took Delivery of Two Type 035G Diesel-Electric Submarines from China
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Bangladesh Type 035G Submarine China 2
The Bangladesh Navy on Monday (14-11-2016) received two Chinese submarines during a ceremony held at Liao Nan Shipyard in Liaoning province’s Dalian city. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed received the submarines. On behalf of Chinese government, Rear Admiral Liu Zizhu said that PLA Navy and Bangladesh Navy are trusted partners and the submarines transfer will strengthen and deepen the friendship between the two countries.
 
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Naval Forces News - Bangladesh, China
 
 
 
 
Bangladesh Navy Took Delivery of Two Type 035G Diesel-Electric Submarines from China
 
The Bangladesh Navy on Monday (14-11-2016) received two Chinese submarines during a ceremony held at Liao Nan Shipyard in Liaoning province’s Dalian city. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed received the submarines. On behalf of Chinese government, Rear Admiral Liu Zizhu said that PLA Navy and Bangladesh Navy are trusted partners and the submarines transfer will strengthen and deepen the friendship between the two countries.
     
Bangladesh Type 035G Submarine China 1 Handover ceremony of two ex-PLAN Type 035G diesel-electric submarines for the Bangladesh Navy
     
The two Type 035G diesel-electric submarines (SSK) have been procured by the navy of Bangladesh under a Government to Government (G2G) contact signed in 2013 (worth about 200 million USD). The submarines will be named BNS “Nabajatra” and BNS “Joyjatra” respectively.

The two SSKs were formerly in Chinese Navy (PLAN) service and have been refurbished. Part of the deal includes formation and training.

It is the first time in its history that the Bangladesh Navy will deploy submarines. They will be based on the island of Kutubdia. The Asian country is procuring them to "protect ressources in the Gulf of Bengal".
     
Bangladesh Type 035G Submarine China 2 Handover ceremony of two ex-PLAN Type 035G diesel-electric submarines for the Bangladesh Navy
     
The first Type 035G of the PLAN was laid down at the Wuchang Shipyard in 1988 and commissioned two years later. 12 units were built, with six olded Type 035s that were retrofitted to the same level.

This variant is derived from the Soviet Project 633: It measures 76 meters long, 7.6 meters wide, and displaces slightly more than 2,000 tons while submerged. It is equipped with a French low frequency passive sonar DUUX-5 and coated with anechoic tiles to improve its acoustic characteristics.

It should be noted that the Bangladesh Navy is equipped with several ships manufactured in China. Apart from the second hand frigates - a Type 053H1 and two Type 053H2 - it also received two new C13B corvettes in 2015 that are derived from the Type 056 of the Chinese Navy.

Story with information from our partner eastpendulum blog