The US State Department has approved $27 million for the sale of 221 Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) anti-tank missiles to the Bahrain.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Friday.
The Government of Bahrain has requested107 TOW 2A, Radio Frequency (RF) Missiles (BGM-71-4B-RF), 77 TOW 2B Aero, RF Missiles (BGM-71F-Series), 37 TOW Bunker Buster (BB), RF Missiles (BGM-71-Fl-RF)
The request also includes Government Technical Support/Logistical Support, Contractor Technical Support, and other associated equipment and services.
The proposed sale of TOW 2A, TOW 2B, TOW BB missiles, and technical support will advance Bahrain's efforts to develop an integrated ground defense capability.
The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona.