Bahrain signs agreement to purchase Patriot air defense system

August 14, 2019

The Defense Post:

Bahrain has signed an agreement to purchase the Patriot missile defense system from the U.S. Army, Raytheon said on Tuesday, August 13.

The U.S. government will now begin contract negotiations with Raytheon for production of an undisclosed quantity of systems and missiles, the company said.

In May, the U.S. Department of State approved Bahrain’s procurement of the Patriot system at an estimated cost of $2.478 billion. The approval includes 60 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement missiles, 36 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM-T) , nine M903 Launching Stations, and other components, tools and test equipment.

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