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Bahrain requests TOW ITAS launchers

2nd August 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of 28 TOW improved target acquisition systems (ITAS) and related equipment, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 30 July.

In a package worth $80 million, Bahrain has requested to buy 28 TOW ITAS and four TOW ITAS floats. Request also includes support equipment, government-furnished equipment, technical manuals/publications, spare parts, tool and test equipment, training and other related elements of logistics support.

The proposed sale of the TOW ITAS and technical support will advance Bahrain's efforts to develop an integrated ground defence capability, according to the statement. The ITAS will increase target detection, acquisition, recognition and engagements ranges for TOW anti-tank missiles.

If the sale goes ahead, Raytheon Missile Systems will be the prime contractor.

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