18 navy frigates carrying out thrilling sea exercises in Bay
Thursday, 31 January 2008

Agency

Targeting a 'square illuminate star cell', anti-air rapid open firing has jolted all the war ships at first night of the five-day long annual sea exercises-2008 of the Bangladesh Navy in the Bay of Bengal at around 400 km away from the River Karnaphuli close to the Chittagong Port.

Commencing on January 27, a total of 18 frigates equipped with missiles, gunboats, torpedo boats, emergency supply ships, arms and ammunition, rocket-destroyer missiles and heavy weapons are participating in the sea exercises.

Firing from rocket depth charges, surface-to-air missiles and aircraft destroyer cannons; sub-marine stem pats and manoeuvring are included in the exercises.

Moreover, many events being carried out in phases include anti-air rapid open fire, fleet defence against multi-air threat, torpedo firing, lead through transit exercises and replenishment in the sea.

The assistant navy chief (Logistics), Commodore Imam Hossain, has led the exercises. Commanding officer of the ship Captain M Mozammel Haque, ship executive officer Commander Kamrul Haque Chowdhury and senior navy officials were present. After getting the signal from the leading frigate Khalid-bin-Walid, the rest amazing ships became line up.

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