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Bangladesh Navy (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 66 Fleet Units


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The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Bangladesh Navy (2024). The service currently counts 66 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.

Updated: 02/07/2023 | © www.WDMMW.org




Total Hulls: 66

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TvR
58.6
TrueValue Rating takes incorporates strengths/weaknesses matched against the highest-rated service ( USN (323.9).
Global Rank
16 /39
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMW. 39 total naval services from 39 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Carriers: 0 units
Submarines: 2 units
Fleet Core: 48 units
Amphib Asslt: 16 units
Force Balance

AVERAGE

Fleet covers basic operating requirements by addressing primary categories.

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Hull Prefix
"BNS"
Established
1971
(53 yrs ago)
as the "Bangladesh Navy"
Median Hull Age
15.2
Years
Hull Age Visualization

Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15yrs

16 to 25yrs

26 to 30yrs

>30yrs




Submarines (2)


Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
7yrs
Nabajatra
S161
Type 035G-class
7yrs
Joyjatra
S162
Type 035G-class

Total Units: 2 (3%)




Frigates (7)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
23yrs
Bangabandhu
F25
Ulsan-class
26yrs
Umar Farooq
F16
Jiangwei-class
4yrs
Abu Ubaidah
F19
Jiangwei-class
10yrs
Abu Bakr
F15
Jiangwei-class
10yrs
Ali Haider
F17
Jiangwei-class
11yrs
Somudra Joy
F28
Hamilton-class
8yrs
Somudra Avijan
F29
Hamilton-class

Total Units: 7 (11%)




Corvettes (6)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than frigates but larger than OPVs, capable of operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
8yrs
Shadhinota
F111
Shadhinota-class
8yrs
Prottoy
F112
Shadhinota-class
5yrs
Shongram
F113
Shadhinota-class
4yrs
Prottasha
F114
Shadhinota-class
13yrs
Bijoy
F35
Castle-class
13yrs
Dhaleshwari
F36
Castle-class

Total Units: 6 (9%)




Mine Warfare (5)


Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
29yrs
Shapla
M95
River-class
29yrs
Shaikat
M96
River-class
29yrs
Surovi
M97
River-class
29yrs
Shaibal
M98
River-class
29yrs
Sagar
M91
Type 010-class

Total Units: 5 (8%)




Offshore Patrol Vessels (30)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
11yrs
Durjoy
P811
Durjoy-class
11yrs
Nirmul
P813
Durjoy-class
7yrs
Durgam
P814
Durgam-class
7yrs
Nishan
P815
Durgam-class
26yrs
Madhumati
P911
Sea Dragon-class
20yrs
Sangu
P713
Island-class
20yrs
Turag
P714
Island-class
21yrs
Kapatakhaya
P912
Island-class
21yrs
Karatoa
P913
Island-class
20yrs
Gomati
P914
Island-class
11yrs
Padma
P312
Padma-class
11yrs
Surma
P313
Padma-class
11yrs
Aparajeya
P261
Padma-class
11yrs
Adamya
P262
Padma-class
11yrs
Atandra
P263
Padma-class
40yrs
Meghna
P211
Padma-class
40yrs
Jamuna
P212
Padma-class
36yrs
Durdharsha
P8125
Type 021-class
36yrs
Durdanto
P8126
Type 021-class
36yrs
Durdondo
P8128
Type 021-class
32yrs
Anirban
P8131
Type 021-class
49yrs
Karnafuli
P314
Kraljevica-class
49yrs
Tista
P315
Kraljevica-class
28yrs
Barkat
P711
Haizhui-class
39yrs
Nirbhoy
P812
Type 037-class
22yrs
Salam
P712
Type 021-class
24yrs
Titash
P1011
Chamsuri-class
24yrs
Kusiyara
P1012
Chamsuri-class
20yrs
Chitra
P1013
Chamsuri-class
20yrs
Dhansiri
P1014
Chamsuri-class

Total Units: 30 (45%)




Amphibious Assault (16)


Hulls designed specifically for the support of amphibious-minded, offshore / close-to-shore operations.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
4yrs
BN LCU
4 Ships
BN LCU-class
9yrs
Swandwip
2 Ships
Swandwip-class
32yrs
LCU 1512
2 Ships
LCU 1512-class
34yrs
Shah Amanat
L900
Shah Amanat-class
36yrs
BN LCT
2 Ships
BN LCT-class
38yrs
Yuch'in
4 Ships
Yuch'in-class
39yrs
L1011
3 Ships
L1011-class

Total Units: 16 (24%)




On Order (21)


Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

Osman (F18)
Frigate
K.B. Walid (F20)
Frigate
Unnamed Ship
Frigate
Unnamed Ship
Frigate
Unnamed Ship
Frigate
Unnamed Ship
Frigate
Unnamed Ship
Frigate
Unnamed Ship
Frigate
Unnamed Boat
Patrol Craft
Unnamed Boat
Patrol Craft
Unnamed Boat
OPV
Unnamed Boat
OPV
Unnamed Boat
OPV
Unnamed Boat
OPV
Unnamed Boat
OPV
Unnamed Boat
OPV
Unnamed Boat
Inshore Patrol
Unnamed Boat
Inshore Patrol
Unnamed Boat
Inshore Patrol
Unnamed Boat
Inshore Patrol
Unnamed Boat
Inshore Patrol

Total Units: 21


On Order Commitment: 21 Units


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