Raytheon has won a $129 million contract for procurement of tube launched optically tracked wireless guided (TOW)missiles for the US Marine Corps, US Army, Bahrain and Morocco.
Work will be completed with an estimated completion date of Aug. 4, 2018, The US department of defense said in a statement Tuesday.
The TOW 2A, TOW 2B Aero and TOW Bunker Buster missiles can be fired from all TOW launchers – including the Improved Target Acquisition Systems (ITAS), Stryker anti-tank guided missile vehicle (modified ITAS) and Bradley Fighting Vehicles (Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem).
The TOW Weapon System is the long-range precision, heavy anti-tank and assault weapon system of choice for the US Army Stryker, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, ITAS High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and Light Armored Vehicle-Anti-tank platforms. The TOW weapon system will be in service with the US military beyond 2050.
After recent success in Kuwait, and earlier in Bulgaria, Oman and Saudi Arabia, Eurofighter is eyeing Bahrain as a possible new customer for its Typhoon aircraft. Bahrain is looking to replace its ageing F-5 aircraft with a modern fighter and Eurofighter Typhoon with the latest version of Lockheed Martins F-16 could be likely contenders
Finmeccanica group will showcase products from Airborne & Space Systems”, “Land & Naval Defence Electronics” and “Security & Information Systems” divisions as ‘One Company at Bahrain Airshow from Jan 21 till 23. Finmeccanica has become one organisation operating in aerospace, defence and security, with new governance and operating model, organised into sectors and divisions and replacing the previous model of a holding company of separately controlled businesses, the company said in a statement Thursday
RosoboronExport will analyze Russian aircrafts capabilities for use in counter-terrorist operations in presentation at the Bahrain International Airshow 2016 starting January 21-23, at Sakhir Air Base. The company will hold an open presentation, “Russian Military Aircraft Fighting Against Terrorism,” apart from discussing prospects for deliveries of Russian aviation equipment, it said in a statement at the opening day of the Bahrain airshow
Raytheon has been awarded 592.5 million foreign military sales contracts for Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wireless-guided (TOW) missiles
Bahrain has accused Qatar of fanning the attempted coup in 2011 to overthrow the King Hamad regime. According to a report published by the Bahrain news agency (BNA) Tuesday, Qatar sparked the unrest in February 2011, helped the protesters with financial and logistic support and also supported with media coverage,
The US State Department has backed the sale of 19 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters to Bahrain for US$2.7 billion quashing improved human rights pre-conditions put by the previous Obama administration
Harris Corp has been awarded a $91 million contract for all functions required to support Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) requirements for Morocco. This contract provides for the production of the AN/ALQ-211(V)4/8/9 AIDEWS systems, software, and associated support equipment for Electronic Combat International Security Assistance Program customers
Raytheon has won a $30 million contract to manufacture 20 turrets for the US Marine Corps LAV-25 light armored vehicle. The estimated completion date of work is on February, 28, 2019, the company announced Wednesday
Morocco is likely to buy Sukhoi Su-34 tactical bomber and Amur-1650 diesel-electric submarine from Russia. Rabat and Moscow are discussing the feasibility of the Moroccan Navys Amur-1650 submarine acquisition in the format of consultations so far
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