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Bangladesh Ordnance Factories
Bangladesh Ordnance Factories

Bangladesh Ordnance Factories (BOF) is the largest industrial supplier of the Bangladesh Army. Situated in Gazipur, it produces arms, ammunition, and equipment for the Bangladesh Armed Forces.

The current Commandant of Bangladesh Ordnance Factories is Major General Sheikh Pasha Habib Uddin, Afwc,psc

History


Establishment of Bangladesh Ordnance Factory commenced in 1968 with the technical and financial assistance of People's Republic of China. It was inaugurated on 6 April 1970. Although it suffered considerable damage during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, its capabilities have been restored and expanded since.

In 1982-1983 BMR (Balancing,Modernization,Replacement)works started which was completed in 1987.After the BMR the yearly production target of the factory was determined to be 2500 rifles and 15million ammunition per annum. Project on establishment of ‘Automatic Assault Rifle BD-08’ factory was under taken in 2004-2005 and it was successfully implemented in the year 2008.[1]

Technology


Initially BOF was set up with technologies machines, equipment and support facilities from China, but gradually technology transfers from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Germany & Italy were added. BOF now boasts a mix of conventional and state of the art computerized controlled processes/systems for manufacturing.

Factories


Bangladesh Ordnance Factories currently operates the following factories.[2]

Products


The products of Bangladesh Ordnance Factory are as follows:[3]

See also


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