TOP

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 3 May that the State Department has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale of weapons to support Bahrain’s fleet of F-16 Block 70 and F-16V aircraft. The potential sale carries an approximate value of $750 million.

The government of Bahrain has requested: 32 AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM missiles plus one guidance section; 32 AIM-9X missiles; 20 AGM-84 Block II and two ATM-84L-1 Block II HARPOON missiles;40 AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) all-up rounds; 50 AGM-88B HARM missiles plus four training rounds; 100 GBU-39 250lb Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) all-up rounds; 400 MAU-209 C/B Computer Control Groups (GBU-10 and -12); 80 MAU-210 Enhanced Computer Control Groups (GBU-49 and -50); 340 MXU-650 Air Foil Groups (GBU-12 and -49); 140 MXU-651 Air Foil Groups (GBU-10 and -50); 70 KMU-557 GBU-31 tail kits (GBU-31 and -56 JDAM); 120 KMU-572 tail kits (GBU-38 and -54); 100 DSU-38 proximity sensors (GBU-54);462 BLU-109/BLU-117 or Mk-84 2,000lb bomb bodies (for GBU-10, -31, -50 and -56) plus 10 practice munitions; and 670 FMU-152 fuses.

Also included in the request are LAU-118 launchers; BRU-61 racks; general purpose Air Foil Groups; tactical training rounds; combat arms training and maintenance assets; and a wide range of technical, support, logistical, documentation and engineering services.

The proposed weapon sale will provide combat support to Bahrain’s fleet of F-16 Block 70 and F-16V. (Photo: Mönch Archive)

- Mönch Publications - Latest Issues -

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

I agreeMore Information