18 October, 2018
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Bahrain: Missile order gets green light
Manama has received approval from the State Department to buy $300m worth of guided missile systems. The decision covers 120 guided multiple launch rocket system pods – with six rockets per pod for a total of 720 rockets – as well as 110 army tactical missile system M57 T2K unitary missiles. According to the United States authorities, the missiles will improve Bahrain’s ability to protect its critical oil and natural gas infrastructure among other things and help to deter regional threats. The prime contractor for the deal is Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control.