Bahrain

December 2016

Background

Bahrain is a nation in the Middle East and considered a major non-NATO U.S. ally and is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Arab League, the UN, and the WTO.


Ballistic Missile Defense Capabilities in Bahrain

System Operator Number Deployed Role
Patriot/ PAC-3 Bahrain 2 Batteries Defends against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and aircraft
AN/TPS-59 radar Bahrain 1 Long-Range air surveillance; detects air breathing targets and ballistic missiles Image result for AN/TPS-59

 


Current Developments

Bahrain had purchased a $43.6 million contract for a ballistic missile radar system from Lockheed Martin and had members of the the Bahrain Defense Force trained on how to maintain and operate the system in Syracuse, New York.

Recent News

International Cooperation