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Bahrain seeks HMMWVs and TOW missiles from US

19 September 2011

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of armoured high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWV), TOW missiles, and associated equipment and training to Bahrain.

Under the $53m FMS, Bahrain has requested 44 M1152A1B2 HMMWVs, 200 BGM-71E-4B radio frequency (RF) tube-launched optically tracked wire-guided missiles (TOW-2A), seven fly-to-buy RF TOW-2A missiles and 40 BGM-71F-3-RF TOW-2B aero missiles.

The proposed package also includes seven fly-to-buy RF TOW-2B aero missiles, 50 BGM-71H-1RF bunker-buster missiles (TOW-2A), seven fly-to-buy RF bunker buster missiles (TOW-2A), 48 TOW-2 launchers, AN/UAS-12A night sight sets, spare and repair parts, and other related support.

The order will enhance the nation's capability to meet current and future armoured threats and to strengthen its homeland defence.

AM General and Raytheon Missile Systems will be the prime contractors.