11 Sep '17, 9pm

Bahrain

Bahrain

The U.S. government has agreed to a potential sale worth nearly $4 billion of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s latest F-16V fighter jet variant to Bahrain, the State Department announced. Bahrain requested 19 F-16Vs — the latest and most advanced version of the venerable fourth-generation fighter known as the Fighting Falcon — at an estimated $2.8 billion, and to upgrade 20 of its existing Block 40 variants to the F-16V configuration at an estimated $1 billion, according to separate releases Friday from the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The Bahrain government also wants to buy TOW anti-tank missiles and fast patrol boats, according to additional press releases. The foreign military sale for the newly manufactured Vipers also encompasses enhanced support and technical equipment, including APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array, or AESA, radars; M61 Vulcan 20mm ...

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