Bahraini Crown Prince Announces Deal to Buy US Patriot Missiles Worth Up to $6 Bln
Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa announced that Manama has signed an agreement with Washington on the purchase of US Patriot missile defense systems.
Bahrain Signs $2.4 Billion Agreement to Purchase Patriot Air Defense System
Bahrain has signed an agreement to purchase the Patriot missile defense system from the U.S. Army through Raytheon Company, the Defence Post website stated.
UK Approved Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia after Jamal Khashoggi Murder
British ministers signed off nearly £650m worth of arms license exports to Saudi Arabia in the six months following the brutal murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi by regime forces, The Independent newspaper said.
Germany Exports Weapons to Saudi-Led Alliance in 2019
The German government has given the green light for arms shipments worth over €1 billion so far this year to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. The approval comes despite export restrictions being in place.
US Senate to Vote Next Week on Blocking Arms Sales to Bahrain and Qatar
The US Senate will witness two votes next week following efforts by Senator Rand Paul to prevent arms sales to Bahrain and Qatar, the Hill website reported.
State Department OKs Nearly $6 billion in Weapons Sales to Gulf Allies
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $6 billion worth of weapons sales to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in three separate packages, the Pentagon said on Friday after notifying Congress of the certification.
Lockheed Wins $1.1 bln Contract for Sale of Rockets to Poland, Bahrain, Romania
Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $1.14 billion U.S. defense contract for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket systems being sold to Poland, Bahrain and Romania, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
Germany Adds Six Months to Saudi Arms Export Ban
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government Thursday extended by six months an embargo on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, instituted last October in response to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
In Second Deal within Week, Washington Approves Selling Guided Missile Systems to Bahrain worth $80 Million
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of twenty-eight (28) TOW Improved Target Acquisition Systems (ITAS), and related equipment, for an estimated cost of $80 million according to a statement by the Defense Security Cooperation.
Qatar in Talks to Purchase S-400 Missile Defense System From Russia
Russia and Qatar have been in discussions about a possible sale of S-400 missile systems to Doha, TASS news agency cited the Russian envoy to Qatar as saying on Saturday.
Human Rights Watch Calls on U.S. to Reject Planned Arms Sales to Bahrain
Human Rights Watch called on the United States to reject two planned arms sales, totaling nearly $1 billion (746.49 million pounds), to Bahrain in light of the Gulf country’s “dismal record on human rights”, the rights group said on Thursday in a statement.
Trump Praises US Military Sales to Saudi as He Welcomes Crown Prince
U.S. President Donald Trump gave a warm welcome to Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday and credited U.S. defense sales to the Saudis with boosting American jobs, even as Riyadh’s involvement in Yemen’s civil war faced criticism.
The Economist: For Gulf States, Diplomacy Involves Buying Weapons They Don’t Need
The Economist highlighted how for Qatar and its neighbours, arms deals are a way to shore up support in Western capitals.
US Department of Defense Signals Beginning of Work on Fighter Procurement Programs for Bahrain and Qatar
A website specialized in military affairs said that the US Department of Defense has signaled the beginning of work on fighter procurement programs for Bahrain and Qatar with the announcement of a USD 643 million engine contract for General Electric (GE).
AFP: Bahrain Says it Signed $3.8 bn Deal for F-16 Jets
Bahrain on Tuesday announced it had signed a $3.8 billion deal with Lockheed Martin for 16 upgraded F-16 fighter jets.
Reuters: Bahrain Seals $3.8 Billion Deal with Lockheed Martin for F-16 Aircraft
The Bahrain Defence Force signed a $3.8 billion deal with Lockheed Martin to buy 16 upgraded F-16 aircraft on Tuesday, the official Bahrain state news agency said.
Germany’s Heckler & Koch to Stop Selling Guns to Saudi Arabia, UAE & Israel
Germany’s deadliest weapons manufacturer will no longer sell weapons to war zones or countries that are corrupt, including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Israel.
US State Department Approves $3.8 Billion in Arms Sales to Bahrain, Pentagon
The U.S. State Department has approved arms sales packages worth more than $3.8 billion to Bahrain including F-16 jets, upgrades, missiles and patrol boats, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Opposition Leader Rejected Armament Offers & Warned against Consequences of Arming Any Bahraini, Lawyer
Lawyer Abdullah Al-Shamlawi, member of the defense team of Bahraini opposition leader and Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman said that Sheikh Salman rejected offers to arm the opposition and warned of the consequences of arming any Bahraini.
Qatar Seals 5-Billion-Euro Navy Vessels Deal with Italy
Qatar has concluded a 5 billion euro ($5.91 billion) deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday, part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries.