Baird Maritime has reported that the Bangladesh Coast Guard has taken delivery of three new cutters.
These are based on the Bangladesh Navy’s Padma-class patrol vessels
They are similar in size to the Webber class Fast Response Cutters. Specs for the Bangladesh vessels are:
- Displacement: 350 tons
- Length: 165.35 ft (50.40 m)
- Beam: 24.61 ft (7.50 m)
- Draft: 13.45 ft (4.10 m)
- Speed: 23 knots
- Endurance: 7 days
- Crew: 45
Armament for the Coast Guard versions of vessel is two Oerlikon 25mm, while that for the Navy version is two 37mm and two 20mm. They are also reported to be capable of minelaying.
Wikipedia indicates up to 23 of these indigenously produced craft are planned (presumably Navy and Coast Guard).