Leonardo is presenting its M60 tank overhaul and upgrade programme at the first edition of the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) in Manama, Bahrain.
The proposed upgrade for the M60A3 will integrates a new 120/45 mm main gun with a state-of-the-art Fire Control System (FCS), modern protection systems and an enhanced power system.
The Leonardo solution retains existing maintenance and logistics assets and requires minimal additional training for support. Leonardo fully owns and controls the core technologies involved, such as the FCS, the InfraRed cameras, the 120mm smooth-bore main gun and the technology which improves turret performance.
The Bahrain Army operates some 60 US-made M60A3 tanks which are of 1970s vintage. Several pitches have been made by various global companies to upgrade them
On the company’s stand at BIDEC (E2), Leonardo will also present the Kronos Grand Mobile, a compact, multifunctional system designed for land-based tactical operations that need to provide coastal and air surveillance and defend against latest-generation threats.
Leonardo will also show off the Colibri, a light, versatile and modular Fire Control System, designed for easy integration into vehicles, tank turrets and artillery platforms. Thanks to its variety of built-in sensors, which include a thermal imager and laser range finder, the system delivers accurate targeting capabilities in a rugged, compact package. Moreover, Leonardo is exhibiting its NA-30S Mk2, a latest-generation Fire Control
System designed to control up to three modern guns, including providing guidance for DAR ammunition, against conventional and asymmetric air/surface threats. The system is based on a dualband (X and Ka) radar, and can be provided with a set of integrated sensors to allow high tracking accuracy and improved range performance.
General Dynamics has won $20 million modification to foreign military sales (Australia, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia) contract for MK82-6 bomb bodies (10,933), MK84-4 bomb bodies (866), and MK84-10 bomb bodies (1,365) in support of Air Force, Navy and foreign military sales requirements. Work is expected to be completed by Dec
The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain for 35 Meter Fast Patrol Boats costing $60.25 million
Lockheed Martin received a direct commercial sale contract from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for its F-16 fleet. Under the $22
Chinese North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has delivered the first batch of SR5 multiple launch rocket systems to the Royal Bahraini Army. Bahrain recently showcased its new acquired rocket systems during the military exercises, confirming for the first time that the country has gotten some significant weaponry from Beijing
Selex ES has unveiled the latest versions of its KRONOS multi-function radar at Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2014, following successful completion of their operational trials. The KRONOS radar uses the company's advanced active electronic scanning array (AESA) technology to simultaneously and automatically perform surveillance, tracking, threat evaluation and fire control against multiple threats, at all altitudes
Selex ES is showcasing a range of ISTAR, air defence, naval and homeland security systems, with a particular focus on its complete family of Kronos multipurpose AESA radars at Bahrain International Air Show 2014. “The whole Gulf region is strategic for Selex ES and Bahrain in particular has a number of requirements for sophisticated defence-electronic equipment that we are perfectly positioned to meet” said Selex ESs regional marketing manager for Bahrain, Luca Gennaretti
The US State Department has approved sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain for an estimated cost of $911.4 million
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