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US Approves Sale Of ATACMS, GMLRS To Bahrain For $300 Million

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  1. Zarvan


    Apr 28, 2011
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    Army Tactical Missiles System (Image: Lockheed Martin)

    The United States State Department has approved sale of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary Rocket Pods and Army Tactical Missiles System (ATACMS) Unitary missiles for an estimated cost of $300 million to Bahrain.

    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today, DSCA said in a statement Friday.

    The Kingdom of Bahrain has requested to buy 120 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31 Unitary Rocket Pods, six rockets per pod for a total of 720 and 110 Army Tactical Missiles System (ATACMS) M57 T2K Unitary missiles.

    Also included are publications, personnel training and training equipment, software development, US Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The overall total estimated value is $300 million.

    This proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a Major Non-NATO Ally that has been, and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.

    The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

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