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Bahrain Request for AH-1Z Approved

12 Aircraft and Weapon Systems for Total $911 Million

The US Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has informed Congress of State Department approval for a possible sale of AH-1Z attacke helicopters to Bahrain. The estimated total value of the order is $911.4 million.

Bahrain has requested 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters, 26 T-700 GE 401C engines (including two spares), 14 AGM-114 HELLFIRE missiles and 56 Advance Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS-II) WGU-59B.  This request also includes 15 Honeywell Embedded GPS/INS (EGI)  with Standard Positioning Service (SPS), 12 Joint Mission Planning Systems, 12 M197 20mm gun systems, 30 Tech Refresh Mission Computers, 14 AN/AAQ-30 Target Sight Systems, 26 Helmet Mounted Display/Optimized Top Owl, communication equipment, electronic warfare systems, 15 APX-117 IFF systems, 15 AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems, 15 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispenser Sets, 15 APR-39C(V)2 Radar Warning Receivers, support equipment, spare engine containers, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, US government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. 

The principal contractors will be Bell Helicopter, Textron, Fort Worth, Texas; and General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachusetts.  There are no known offset agreements proposed in conjunction with this potential sale.

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