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Army test-fires anti-aircraft missile

DHAKA, Jan 3, 2017 (BSS) - The Test firing of Air Defence Missile FM-90 was held at Nidania Ad Firing Range in Cox's Bazar today.

The firing was conducted under the arrangement of Adhoc Air Defence Artillery Regiment.

In the process of modernization, the incorporation of the missile in

Bangladesh Army is a remarkable step, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) release said here.

Chief of Army Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq witnessed the firing as the chief guest. High military officials were also present at that time.

FM-90 is a sophisticated anti-aircraft weapon of present time which will further strengthen the Bangladesh Army's air defence system. Such missile has the capability to shoot down and destroy all sorts of aircraft, drone and cruise missile.

It is equally effective at day and night in adverse weather condition. This missile enhanced the capability of Army to a great extent specially in providing air defence protection to key installation of the state, the release added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)