The Bangladesh Navy’s first indigenously built anti-submarine warfare class corvettes were launched at Khulna Shipyard (KSYBN) representing a milestone in the nation’s naval shipbuilding history.
BNS Durgam and BNS Nishan are equipped and armed with state-of-the-art sensors and weapons capable of detecting, tracking and destroying enemy sub-surface, surface and airborne targets.
The warships were laid down on the Rupsha River in presence of the Bangladesh Navy Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed and other high level military and civilian officials of the country.
In terms of weapons and sensors the warships are equipped with a TR47C tracking radar, two Japanese JMA-5312 navigational radar systems and an ESS-2 hull mounted sonar from China.
Armaments include a 76.2mm H/PJ-26 naval gun, a twin 30mm automatic naval gun, two triple 324 mm Type 2 torpedo tubes for ET52C torpedoes which have a range of 6 km and a speed of 30