Bahrain has agreed to buy the US-built Patriot anti-aircraft and missile interceptor system, the Raytheon Company said in a press release.

“Bahrain signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon’s… Patriot air and missile defense system from the US Army”, the release said. “This letter of offer and acceptance allows the US government to begin contract negotiations with Raytheon for… an undisclosed quantity of systems and missiles”.

The release said that the venerable Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defence Systemwas designed to defend against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and manned and unmanned aircraft.

“Patriot is continually modernized, enhanced and upgraded, through this 17-nation community, to ensure it outpaces the evolving threats for years to come”, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems President Ralph Acaba said in the release.

Bahrain hosts a US Navy base, US Naval Forces Central Command and the US Fifth Fleet.

In May, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release that Bahrain specifically purchased 60 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles, 36 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missiles with canisters, nine M903 Launching Stations, five Antenna Mast Groups, three Electrical Power Plants, two AN/MPQ-65 Radar Sets, and two AN/MSQ-132 Engagement Control Stations.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Bahrain couldnt fight their way out of a wet paper bag! Saudis are even worse! The whole lot would be swept of the map without its u.s. /zionist masters! No matter how many shiny new weapons they buy they are still useless!

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It’s still cooler to side with the Yankees : at least they have money and will crush your enemies while when you’re seen as an enemy from their POV, your economy will collapse and you’ll end with your a$$ bombed. This autumn, the weather in the Gulf may be bomby rather than balmy…

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That old and useless junk that intercepts object on the ground wuahahhahaha

https://youtu.be/UP2VxvQ4WaI

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You obviously have very poor knowledges about air defence systems, e.g. S-300 directly falls back on its launcher : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnOXfA-H5dk Everybody had issues with missiles, pffff : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNNkRuSw_0Q And have you learn about the explosion of a 9M730 Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile prototype a few days ago near Severodvinsk? Natural radiations multiplied per 11 for 2.5 hours at 30km from the blast… You’re so blinded by irrational hatred and propaganda that you will generalise a mishap for a norm. If I wouldn’t go for Patriot since we simply make something both better and cheaper, sorry, but it has already performed… Read more »

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Cry moar disgusting hasbara jew.

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Obviously, it’s a single battery with some spares : A battery has 6 launchers of 16 missiles, it was useless to buy more than 1 Electrical Power Plants, one AN/MPQ-65 Radar Sets, and one AN/MSQ-132 Engagement Control Stations. Buying 60 PAC-3 ($2M/missile, range 20km) and 36 PAC-3 MSE ($3M/missile, range 35km) is also ridiculous now PAAC-4 (Patriot Advanced Affordable Capability-4) is available : $350k/missile, range 160km, double seeker IR+radar. The system integrates the Stunner interceptor from the David’s Sling program with Patriot PAC-3 radars, launchers, and engagement control stations. The Missile Defense Agency has said that the U.S. Army is… Read more »