U.S. approves sale of two fast patrol boats to Bahrain

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of two SwiftShips 35-Meter Fast Patrol Boats to Bahrain, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement.

The estimated cost of the contract is $60.25 million.

Bahrain has earlier requested the purchase of two (2) 35 meter Fast Patrol Boats, each equipped with one (1) MK38 Mod 3 25mm gun weapon system and one (1) SeaFLIR 380 HD Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) device.

Additionally, Bahrain has requested communication equipment; support equipment; spare and repair parts; tools and test equipment; technical data and publications; personnel training; U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The principal contractors for systems listed include SwiftShips for 35 meter Fast Patrol Boats, BAE Systems for MK38 Mod 3 25mm Gun Weapon System and FLIR Systems for SeaFlir Model 380 HD Forward Looking Infra-red Device.

Source: DSCA

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