Bahrain to Buy US-made 35 Meter Fast Patrol Boats Costing $60.25 Million

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Bahrain to Buy US-made 35 Meter Fast Patrol Boats Costing $60.25 Million
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The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain for 35 Meter Fast Patrol Boats costing $60.25 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Bahrain has requested the purchase of two (2) 35 meter Fast Patrol Boats, each equipped with one (1) MK38 Mod 3 25mm gun weapon system and one (1) SeaFLIR 380 HD Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) device.

Additionally, Bahrain has requested communication equipment; support equipment; spare and repair parts; tools and test equipment; technical data and publications; personnel training; U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support.  The total estimated cost is $60.25 million.

The principal contractors for systems listed include: 35 meter Fast Patrol Boats-SwiftShips, Morgan City, LA; MK38 Mod 3 25mm Gun Weapon System-BAE Systems, Louisville, KY; SeaFlir Model 380 HD Forward Looking Infra-Red Device-Flir Systems, Inc., Portland, OR.

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