Bahrain requests Patriot missile systems
The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of Patriot missile systems to Bahrain, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 3 May.
In a package worth $2.48 billion, Bahrain has requested 60 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles, 36 Patriot MIM-104E guidance enhanced missiles with canisters, nine M903 launching stations, five antenna mast groups, three electrical power plants III, two AN/MPQ-65 radar sets, and two AN/MSQ-132 engagement control stations.
Also included are communications equipment, systems integration and checkout and other related elements of logistics and programme support.
Bahrain will use Patriot to improve its missile defence capability, defend its territorial integrity and deter regional threats.
If the sale goes ahead, Lockheed-Martin will be the prime contractor for PAC-3 missile and Raytheon will be the prime contractor for GEM-T missile.
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