Dhaka, March 07: Three day long Annual Exercise of Bangladesh Air Force named “WINTEX-2022” is continuing in full swing. As part of the exercise, BAF pilots are conducting various types of mission with fighter, transport & helicopters following air combat tactics and procedures since 06 March 2022. All such mission includes Combat Air Patrol (CAP), ground attack, troops & logistic transportation, tactical reconnaissance, Combat Search & Rescue (CSAR) and Combat Air Support (CAS) for own land & maritime forces. The exercise mission and activities are carried out all over Bangladesh airspace from 6 major BAF bases and its different units located at Shamsernagar, Tangail, Sudharampur, Lalmonirhat, Rasulpur, Bogra, Barisal. Apart from different aircraft and helicopters, all BAF personnel along with Air Defence Radar, Surface to Air Missile (SAM) units are also taking part in this exercise. Chief of Air Staff Shaikh Abdul Hannan, BBP, BUP, nswc, fawc, psc has visited number BAF Base Bangabandhu in Dhaka, Base Sheikh Hasina in Cox’s Bazar and BAF Base Zahurul Haque in Chattogram to witness the exercise today, Monday (07-03-2022). After witnessing the exercise at Chattogram Air Chief said that Bangladesh Air Force is fullly capable to protect the air space of the country. He also said that after learning from this exercise our pilots would attain more efficiency in their profession.
The main objective of “WINTEX-2022” is to assess BAF present capability and also to identify different weaknesses to improve further through evaluation of tactics and acquisition of assets. Overall, this exercise is surely going to expand BAF capability to safeguard our national airspace in coming days.