Bangladesh Launched First Locally-built Patrol Craft
Bangladesh launched first locally built large patrol craft (LPC) ‘BNS Durgam’ on 29 December 2016 at Khulna Shipyard (KSY). Chinese-designed large patrol craft (LPC) has an overall length of 64,2 meters with a displacement of 648 tons; identical to Durjoy-class LPCs built at China’s Wuchang Shipyard and commissioned by the Bangladesh Navy in 2013. The vessel is armed with four C-704 anti-ship missiles, one 76 mm gun, and two twin 25 mm guns. The second LPC is under construction at KSY.
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (December 16, 2021) An MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), assigned to Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 (VUP-19), sits on the flight line at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Dec. 16, 2021. VUP-19, the Navy’s first Triton squadron, will continue to maintain and operate the aircraft off the East Coast to further develop the concept of operations and refine tactics, techniques, and procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan T. Beard/ Released)