Leonardo delivered the first of six upgraded Al Manama naval vessels to the Bahraini Navy at a ceremony in Mina Salman at Royal Bahrain Navy Headquarters on January 22.
The delivery follows a deal signed with the Royal Bahrain Naval Force in 2015. The upgrade includes a new weapon control system, training services and logistics, a Leonardo statement said.
The Al-Manama class guided-missile patrol combatant upgrade program is worth €50 to upgrade a total of six naval vessels by 2020.
The Al-Manama-class vessels were built for Bahrain by German shipbuilder Lürssen with deliveries starting in 1987.
Also called FPB 62 patrol combatants, these vessels displace 650 meters and have a crew complement of 40. According to shipbuilder specifications, they were delivered with an OTO Melara 76 mm gun, an Otobreda 40 mm gun, MM40 Exocet anti-ship missiles and Dagaie decoys.
The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain for 35 Meter Fast Patrol Boats costing $60.25 million
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 Kingdom of Bahrain has selected the Rockwell Collins Transportable Blackhawk Operations Simulator (T-BOS) to train their UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter pilots. The T-BOS will be delivered to the government of Bahrain under a Foreign Military Sale contract administered by the U
Bahrain Navy Selects Saab’s 9LV Compact as Combat Management System and Gun Fire Control for the Mid Life upgrade of Bahrain Navy’s 38m FPB. “This contract is a breakthrough on the market for our 9LV Compact with EOS500”, says Torbjörn Wingardh, acting Business Unit Manager, Saab Systems
On July 27, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale to the Government of Bahrain of 25 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and associated equipment, parts and services at an estimated cost of $74 million. The Government of Bahrain has requested a possible sale of 25 AIM-120C-7 AMRAAMs, missile containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U
Pakistans Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) has signed an export order with Bahrain National Guards to supply six locally manufactured light armoured vehicles ‘Interceptor, local media reports. Sources told Daily Pakistan on Wednesday that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between HITs chief Lt Gen Muhammad Naeem Ashraf and Lt Gen Mohammed Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the brother of Bahrains King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, which also includes providing an option for more 50 vehicles
The US State Department has approved sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain for an estimated cost of $911.4 million
Leonardos AWHERO remotely piloted helicopter will achieve certification next year as flight trials activities continue with the existing test aircraft. Two new prototypes are being assembled at Leonardos fully owned company Sistemi Dinamici plant in Pisa (Italy), the press release states
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