Leonardo Delivers Upgraded Al Manama Ships to Bahraini Navy

  • Our Bureau
  • 08:41 AM, January 24, 2018
  • 4717
Leonardo Delivers Upgraded Al Manama Ships to Bahraini Navy
Leonardo delivers upgraded Al Manama naval vessels to Bahrain

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.

Also Read

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

September 9, 2017 @ 05:11 AM

Selex ES Unveil New KRONOS Radar Versions At Bahrain Airshow

January 20, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Selex ES Promote Kronos Multipurpose AESA Radars At Bahrain Airshow

January 16, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Bahrain orders Rockwell T-BOS to train Blackhawk helicopter pilots

March 10, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

Bahrain Navy selects Saab’s 9LV combat management system

October 23, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Bahrain to receive 25 AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM missiles

July 28, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Pakistan Sells Six Armored Vehicles to Bahrain

May 30, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

US Approves Sale of 12 Bell AH-1Z Attack Helicopters to Bahrain for...

April 28, 2018 @ 04:28 AM

Leonardo’s AWHERO Remotely Piloted Helicopter To Be Certified In 2019

February 26, 2018 @ 08:43 AM
FEATURES/INTERVIEWS