US approves $42m missile sale to Bahrain

Manama: The Pentagon said it had approved the sale to Bahrain of 180 Javelin missiles built by a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon in a deal valued at up to $42 million.

Bahrain asked to buy the missiles, 60 command launch units, simulator and other equipment as part of an ongoing effort to modernize its armed forces, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a mandatory notice to Congress.

Lawmakers have 30 days to block the sale, although such action is rare.

DSCA said the Javelin missiles would provide Bahrain's land forces with a credible anti-armor defence, and help improve the ability of US and Bahraini forces to fight together.-Reuters

YEY! At least my family back home will be safe!!


AbuRasool said...

I understand from 'reliable sources' close to BDF that the package includes 1 (one) missile and 59 simulators. From my pacifist perspective I think that buying 59 simulators is very smart royal move.

Seriousel! the 59 simulators show you how we are progressing from simulating a constitutional democracy to simulating an army... What next?

SillyBahrainiGirl said...


Truthseeker said...

Thanks for the info. Makes me think of all the tension we are creating, with the conclusion of this deal, in the region :)

But i wonder, is it an indication of a looming war in the near future?
What kind of message is the US trying to send through this deal?

Cerebralwaste said...

What kind of message is Bahrain sending in buying them is the REAL question truthseeker.

Don't lay blame to you look at both sides of the issue.

Anonymous said...

--and begs the question as to who exactly is benefiting from this damn war - along with those who are getting fatter off the hikes in oil prices because of 'tensions'.

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