Pentagon Approves $3.8 billion Arms Sale To Bahrain Including F16s And TOWs

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Pentagon Approves $3.8 billion Arms Sale To Bahrain Including F16s And TOWs

F-16V Source: airforce-technology.com

The US Defense Cooperation Agency announced on Friday that The US State Department has approved arms sales packages worth more than $3.8 billion to Bahrain including F-16 jets, TOW missiles and patrol boats.

The arms sale includes a upgrade of F-16 Block 40 aircraft to F-16V configuration estimated at a total cost of $1.082 billion and 19 F-16V jets which could have a value of up to $2.785 billion.

Other proposed sales include two 35 meter patrol boats with machine guns ($60,25 million) and 221 anti-tank missiles – various modifications of TOWs ($27 million).

In May, US President Donald Trump said the US relations with Bahrain would improve, after meeting with the king of Bahrain during a visit to Saudi Arabia.

It’s interesting to note that the statement was followed by a large-scale diplomatic crisis between the Saudi-led block, including Bahrain, and Qatar in the Middle East.

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  • Expo Marker

    The pentagon is helping the Bahrain monarchy to crack down on the majority Shia population, just like Saudi Arabia is doing in Yemen and east Saudi Arabia.

    Curse the lot of them, the pentagon, Bahrain, KSA, and all those spreading this ilk across the world.

  • FlorianGeyer

    It appears that the ‘ Zio Trump Gang’ is now extorting more protection money from the leaders of the Gulf states :)

  • Red Tick Alert

    Bahrain – population 1,425 million (2016)

    These size military orders are shear madness, especially when you look up the religious split.

    I reckon much of this will be passed to their bigger brother – the Saudis.

  • Rafik Chauhan

    WHY BAHRAIN NEED ANTI TANK AND FIGHTER JETS , THEY DONT EVEN HAVE PILOTS. IT MEANS ANTI TANK IS GOING TO TERRIOST IN SYRIA AND IRAQ FIGHTER PLANES IS GOING TO RUN BY ZIONIST PILOT , TRUMP IS MILKING MONEY FROM THIS CORRUPT REGIME DESTROYING MUSLIM RESOURCE. ALL TIS REGIME OF AL SAUD BAHRAIN KUWAIT WILL GO DOWN SOON INSHA ALLAH

  • Vtran

    Wow … U$ americans finding another zucker who is prepared to pay Billions for 1970 technology !!!

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    221TOW missiles? For an Island with no armor threat? To whom is Bahrain going to give those missiles? Oh, wait…

  • Justin

    Wont be long and Bahrain will naturally ally with Iran!