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  • Patriot Sale to Seven U.S. Ally States
    Patriot Sale to Seven U.S. Ally States 13 June 2020
    The U.S. Department of Defence signed a contract with The Pentagon Lockheed Martin to supply MIM-104F Patriot PAC-3 (Patriot Advanced Capability-3) to allied countries. The deal, worth about 1 billion US dollars, will send air defence systems to Bahrain, Germany, Poland, Qatar, Romania, the Republic of Korea and the United Arab Emirates. In April, the Pentagon signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to supply MIM-104F Patriot PAC-3 (Patriot Advanced Capability-3) MSE (Missile Segment...
  • UKSS from ASELSAN to Bahrain
    UKSS from ASELSAN to Bahrain 6 May 2020
    ASELSAN signed a new sales contract for the export of Remote Weapon Systems (Uzaktan Komutalı Silah Sistemi /UKSS) for the naval platform to be used by the Kingdom of Bahrain. ASELSAN did not share information about the contract amount and the amount of UKSS. Aiming to develop investment and cooperation areas for the Gulf Cooperation Council member countries and especially the Kingdom of Bahrain, ASELSAN has offered remote control weapon systems developed in different configurations...
  • Pentagon Awards Raytheon $392M for Sidewinders
    Pentagon Awards Raytheon $392M for Sidewinders 22 March 2020
    The Pentagon has awarded Raytheon a $392.4 million modification contract to supply tactical missiles to the US military, Turkey, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other countries. The deal modifies an earlier contract, awarded in September 2018, for the repair of Air Intercept Missile (AIM)-9X Tactical and Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs). The governments of Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Japan, Morocco, the Ne...
  • India postpones MILAN 2020 multilateral exercise due to coronavirus concerns 6 March 2020
    The Indian Navy’s multilateral exercise ‘MILAN 2020’, has been postponed owing to the spread of coronavirus that had claimed over 3,000 lives across the globe. The training was scheduled by the Indian Navy from March 18 to 28 in Visakhapatnam, The event has been postponed, to provide the safety of the 30 participant Navies.  (including the US, Russia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Republic of Korea, the UK, Australia, Vietnam, Myanmar...
  • Raytheon to Upgrade Patriots
    Raytheon to Upgrade Patriots 1 March 2020
    Raytheon's to upgrade the MIM-104 Patriot air defencee systems, which have been in the inventory of many countries for years. Under the USD 314 million deal signed between the US Army and Raytheon, the company will modernize the Patriots. With the agreement covering the systems of 17 user countries, the company will provide engineering services to users in the system, software and hardware development, integration, testing services, configuration management and logistics support...
  • UAE Buys Locally Built Aircraft
    UAE Buys Locally Built Aircraft 22 November 2019
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will acquire 24 light aircraft B-250s after signing the deal at Dubai Air Show 2019. The contract costs $ 260 million. It is the first time the UAE has purchased an aircraft that it manufactures domestically. The B-250 is being developed by Calidus, based in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Brazilian Novaer and Rockwell Collins. Aircraft is reportedly designed by Joseph Kovács, designer of the Brazilian Tucano. The B-250 was ...
  • Bahrain  to get Refurbished Oliver Hazard Perry Class Ship
    Bahrain  to get Refurbished Oliver Hazard Perry Class Ship 24 October 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain to refurbish the Oliver Hazard Perry Class ship, ex ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49) with support for an estimated cost of $150 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 22, 2019. The Government of Bahrain has requested refurbishment of the Oliver Hazard Perry Class ship, ex ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49),...
  • Bahrain Has Preferred the Patriot over the S-400
    Bahrain Has Preferred the Patriot over the S-400 15 August 2019
    The Kingdom of Bahrain signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon's Patriot air and missile defence system from the United States Army. This letter of offer and acceptance allows the US government to begin contract negotiations with Raytheon for production of an undisclosed quantity of systems and missiles. "Patriot missiles will provide Bahrain's anti-ballistic defence, its cruise missile defence and manned and unmanned aircraft," said Raytheon Integrated Defence Sy...
  • $6 961 Billion Worth Export
    $6 961 Billion Worth Export 7 May 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to three countries for five different defence items. Two for Bahrain, two for Czech Republic and one for United Arab Emirates. Total cost for Bahrain is $ 3. 228 billion. Total tag price for Czech Republic is 1. 085 billion and UAE will pay $2.728 billion. Total export value is $6 961 billion. Bahrain will acquire various Patriot missile systems and related support and equipment for an...
  • Second Step for Bahrain Helicopters
    Second Step for Bahrain Helicopters 11 February 2019
      Bahreyn's new attack helicopter will take the second step. In this context, the United States has inked a procurement agreement with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. which costs USD 240,266 million. Helicopters to be procured under the FMS and Bahrain had ordered 16 units. It is planned to deliver the platforms until 2022 where the production process will begin. The AH-1Z Viper is a four-blade Cobra developed in the attack helicopter phase of the H...
  • Qatar to Take Delivery Of Six F-15QAs By March 2021
    Qatar to Take Delivery Of Six F-15QAs By March 2021 27 November 2018
    Qatar says it will take delivery of the first six F-15QAs from Boeing by March 2021. Brigadier General Issa al-Mahannadi told at the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar that another six will be delivered three months later. The rest of the 24 jets will be delivered every three months in batches of four aircraft. Qatar signed agreements to buy warplanes from the United States as well as Europe last year after a political dispute broke out between it and neighbours Saudi Arabia, the United Ara...
  • Italian M-346 Flies Non-Stop to Qatar
    Italian M-346 Flies Non-Stop to Qatar 23 November 2018
    An Italian Air Force Aermacchi M-346 jet trainer has flown non-stop to the Persian Gulf in order to promote aircraft to three gulf countries Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait. The aircraft, accompanied by two F-2000A Eurofighters and a Boeing KC-767A tanker, was on a 10-day promotional tour of the Gulf. The non-stop transit flights were part of aircraft promotion as M-346 is only training aircraft that has refuelling capability in flight.   The T-346 (the Italian Ai...
  • US Clears Way for Bahrain AH-1Z Sale Worth $912m
    US Clears Way for Bahrain AH-1Z Sale Worth $912m 17 November 2018
    Bahrain has signed an agreement with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc to procure 12 Bell AH-1Z twin-engine attack helicopters after the United States senate voted down a draft resolution to block US Arms sales to Bahrain. Contract was announced at the Bahrain International Air Show on 15 November. The first batch of the aircraft will be delivered to Bahrain by the end of 2022, the official Bahrain News Agency reported on Thursday. The US Senate, on Thursday, rejected a measure, provided ...
  • GMLRS to Middle East
    GMLRS to Middle East 1 October 2018
    Bahrain approved a large procurement agreement with the US. With an agreement estimated at US $ 300 million, the Bahrain Army will supply the GMLRS-guided artillery rocket and ATACMS missile from the US.   The Kingdom of Bahrain has requested 120 M31 GMLRS pods, 720 rocket launchers and 110 ATACMS missiles. The agreement with the United States also includes engineering, technical, personnel training and spare parts support. Lockheed Martin is expected to be selected a...
  • Qatar Wants To Join NATO
    Qatar Wants To Join NATO 6 June 2018
    Qatar’s defence minister Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah said Qatar wanted to become a full member of the 29-country alliance. “Regarding the membership, we are a main ally from outside NATO.. The ambition is full membership if our partnership with NATO develops and our vision is clear.” Attiyah told the official magazine of the Qatari defence ministry, Altalaya. He added that there was a growing relationship between Qatar and the alliance, and Doha could h...
  • $45M Munition Greenlight to Bahrain
    $45M Munition Greenlight to Bahrain 23 May 2018
    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of General Purpose (GP) and Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies for an estimated cost of $45 million.  Bahrain requested one thousand 500 MK-82 GP bomb bodies, 600 MK-83 GP bomb bodies, 600 MK-84 GP bomb bodies, and 500 BLU-109 Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies. 
  • Export Achievement from Pakistan
    Export Achievement from Pakistan 21 May 2018
    The companies of Pakistan Heavy Industries Taxila and Cavalier Group PVT LTD achieved an export success. The Interceptor wheeled armored vehicle, jointly developed by two companies, six Interceptor vehicles was ordered from Bahrain. Bahrain also has a additional 50 option. Developed from the Toyota Land Cruiser 79, the Interceptor has protection options at ballistic protection levels of B6 or B7.
  • US Approved AH-1Z Sales to Bahrain
    US Approved AH-1Z Sales to Bahrain 30 April 2018
    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of AH-1Z attack helicopters for an estimated cost of $911.4 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 27 April.  The Government of Bahrain has requested 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters along with associated sustainment and support equipment, as well as weapons including 14 AGM-114 Hel...
  • $634 Million worth AMRAAM Contract
    $634 Million worth AMRAAM Contract 29 December 2017
    US Company Raytheon has won $634 million contract for Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) production Lot 31. The contract is for the production of the AMRAAM missile and other AMRAAM system items. The AMRAAM system includes the missile, spares and telemetry kits, the US department of defence said in a statement Thursday. This contract involves foreign military sales (FMS) to Japan, Republic of Korea, Morocco, Poland, Indonesia, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Bahrain...
  • Bahrain Signed Viper Deal
    Bahrain Signed Viper Deal 19 October 2017
    Bahrain signed a $3,8 billion contract with Lockheed Martin for 16 F-16V fighter jets, the state-run BNA news agency reported on Tuesday. The Government of Bahrain had requested new F-16V aircraft from the US, along with simulators, training, spare parts and maintenance support which was announced by the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency on 8 September. The initial request was for 19 aircraft with an estimated cost of $2,785 billion.
  • ARMA, URAL and COBRA Goes to Bahrain
    ARMA, URAL and COBRA Goes to Bahrain 13 October 2017
    Turkey's privately owned defence company Otokar will exhibit its own design wheeled armoured vehicles ARMA 6x6, URAL, COBRA at BIDEC 2017, to be held on October 16-18, 2017 in Bahrain.  Having a product range from 4x4 to 8x8, from tracked armoured vehicles to turret systems, Otokar now has over 30,000 military vehicles in service in many different parts of the world. In 2016, Otokar established a new company titled Otokar Land Systems Limited in the United Ar...
  • Bahrain Takes Action for F-16s
    Bahrain Takes Action for F-16s 11 September 2017
    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Bahrain for the upgrade of the country's 20 F-16 Block 40 aircraft to F-16V configuration with an estimated cost of $1,082 billion. Bahrain also requested nineteen new F-16V aircraft from the US, along with simulators, training, spare parts and maintenance support. The total estimated program cost is $2,785 billion. Another request issued by t...
  • ACV-15 Modernisation Package at IDEF 2017
    ACV-15 Modernisation Package at IDEF 2017 9 May 2017
    Upgrading its first products, the Armoured Combat Vehicle (ACV) and Improved Armoured Personnel Carrier (IAPC) taking into account the evolving needs and newly emerging threats, FNSS FNSS will be demonstrating a prototype vehicle in IDEF 2017 on which it applied the comprehensive modernisation package. FNSS-made ACVs and IAPCs are currently in service with the Turkish Armed Forces and the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the Philippines. ...
  • Bahrain To Receive Its Mk Vs This Summer
    Bahrain To Receive Its Mk Vs This Summer 24 April 2017
    Bahrain is to take delivery of five Mk V patrol boats this summer. The country has requested two Mk V craft in 2014 and three in 2016. The Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) already operates two Mk V boats. 
  • Trump Lifts Bahrain Ban
    Trump Lifts Bahrain Ban 31 March 2017
    US President Donald Trump has lifted Obama administration's decision of halting some arms sales to Bahrain as a part of his policy to counter Iran’s regional influence and gave greenlight to the 19 F-16 aircraft sales. Obama administration had blocked the sales to Bahrain over human rights concerns, along with Saudi Arabia. 
  • Gulf Nations are to Attain Fighter Jets
    Gulf Nations are to Attain Fighter Jets 16 September 2016
    US is finally ready to approve fighter jet sales to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, which were tied into the MOU between US and Israel being signed. Qatar and Kuwait has first requested the potential sales over two years ago and been waiting for an approval. The purchases could have huge economic impact for the US defense industry as Qatar requested for 72 F-15E Strike Eagles, Kuwait for 28 F/A-18E/F and Bahrain for up to 18 F-16 Fighting Falcons. Now that the aid package deal is closed and Israel...
  • New Order to Saab
    New Order to Saab 11 September 2016
    Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia placed an order with Saab, for RBS 70 missiles. This order is a part of the previously signed contract, which was announced by Saab on 22 October 2015. The Latvian Air Force test-fired the RBS 70 and the latest generation RBS 70 NG in June this year during the air defence exercise “Baltic Zenith 2016”. The RBS 70 has laser beam riding guidance and a laser beam detector mounted at the back of the missile. It is a modern air defence miss...
  • Bahrain Sets Eye on Russian Tech
    Bahrain Sets Eye on Russian Tech 5 September 2016
    Bahrain is to renew its air defence systems. A delegation from Bahrain will examine Russian technology at the ARMY 2016 Exhibition to be held between 6-11 September in Moscow. Bahrain's Ambassador to Russia stated that they were open to new technologies in air defence and the delegates would especially be present at the Exhibition to assess S-300 and S-400 air defence systems.
  • US is only participant at Annual Jordan War Games 17 May 2016
    Only Jordan and the United States are going to take part in this year’s Eager Lion military exercise. Last year 18 nations (besides USA and Jordan- United Kingdom, France, Italy, Pakistan, Canada, Belgium, Poland and Australia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Lebanon and Iraq) participated. A total of 6,000 troops will carry out 10 days of manoeuvres in the kingdom — 3,000 from each country and including special forces as well as air, ground and na...
  • NATO Accepted 5 nations to open Head quarter Liaisons 5 May 2016
    The North Atlantic Council agreed to allow Israel and four other non-NATO members Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Jordan to open diplomatic missions to its headquarters in Brussels. Five countries were waiting Turkey to be convinced as alliance-related procurement program — has been blocked by Turkey. 
  • BAE’s APKWS II deployed on fixed wings 31 March 2016
    The Harrier II became the first fixed wing air platform that used Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System II (APKWS II) on battle field. The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun using the fixed-wing variant of the APKWS II on AV-8B Harrier II aircraft instead of rotary wings. APKWSs are deployed to Bahrain as part of Operation 'Inherent Resolve', the US Central Command mission to degrade and defeat the terror groups in Bahrein. Marine Corps have requested the delivery of APKWS to Harrier ...
  • Aviation Feast in the Gulf BIAS 2016 23 February 2016
    Bahrain’s international aviation fair opened its doors to visitors in late January. Bringing together civilian and military aviation, BIAS 2016 was home to a grand visual feast thanks to aerobatic display teams. Situated at the centre of political and military instability in the region, Bahrain is one of the indispensable bases of US CENTCOM owing to its geopolitical situation. 
  • ROKETSAN Press Release 14 January 2016
    Roketsan at Bahrain Airshow! Please visit us at Bahrain Airshow 2016, Manama/Bahrain, between 21 – 23 January 2016, in chalet 13.
  • The Yemeni Trap 10 January 2016
    Although world media reserves only a limited space for the war in Yemen, two regional powers settle their accounts in this geography. Armed forces from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates, show presence in Yemen under the leadership of Saudi Arabia. These countries achieved great scores in a short time, particularly through land operations following air attacks.
  • Israel’s “David's Sling” evangel to GCC as system passes Intercept Tests 4 January 2016
    The Israel Missile Defence Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully completed a series of tests of the David's Sling Weapon System at Negev Desert. This test series were the final milestone before declaring delivery of an operational system to the Israeli Air Force in the first quarter of 2016. The result also means good news for Gulf Cooperation Council member countries as they expect to us...