Bahrain and Russia are in talks for purchase of Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system, the commander of Bahrain's Royal Guard said Monday.
"We are currently in the stage of negotiations, but with god’s help we will finish this process," the commander Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa told reporters during on-going BIDEC expo held in Manama this week, Sputnik reports.
The commander further said, "Bahrain and Russia have established broad cooperation in the military sector. Meetings are being held, negotiations are taking place, relations have also been established between the leadership of two countries. We would like to strengthen our relations and increase the amount of Russian weapons in Bahrain’s defense forces".
Bahrain has previously purchased the Kornet-EM, an anti-tank guided missile system, from Russia, and Bahraini officials have previously suggested the country was interested in acquiring the Pantsir-S1.
The S-400 Triumph is Russia's next-generation mobile surface-to-air missile system carrying three different types of missiles capable of destroying aerial targets at a short-to-extremely-long range. It integrates a multifunctional radar, autonomous detection and targeting systems, anti-aircraft missile systems, launchers, and a command and control center.
Russia recently concluded S-400 purchase deals with Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
Russia has agreed to share technology of its S-400 missile air defence system with Turkey regarding which it has entered into a contract to sell several batteries for an estimated US$2.5 billion
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense signed contracts with the Russian government to procure the S-400 air defense system, the Kornet-EM system, the TOS-1A, the AGS-30 and the Kalashnikov AK-103. As part of the agreement signed in Moscow today, Russia will transfer technology and localize the manufacturing and sustainment of these armament systems in the Kingdom, a press statement from the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) said
Turkey has a signed a $2.5 billion deal with Russia to buy S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems
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The Saudi Ambassador to Moscow Rayed Krimly said that the negotiations on the purchase of Russian-built S-400 missile air defense system is ‘advancing well and both the parties are working out on technical details of the contract. "We signed the contract during the Kings visit, what is now happening is the implementation requires technical details of technology transfers, other technical details between experts of both sides … Experts need to finish their discussions, we cannot put a date for the end of discussions, but it is proceeding in a very positive manner," Krimly told Sputnik in an interview on Thursday, added...
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The US State Department has approved sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain for an estimated cost of $911.4 million
Negotiations on sale of Russian S-400 missile systems to Saudi Arabia have entered the technical and logistics details stage. "Regarding the S-400, detail discussions are continuing between the two sides on the final arrangements of this
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