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Bahrain’s air force will supply X-NUMX Fighter F-16V Viper units worth $ 16 billion.

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Bahrain Air Force Commander during the BIDEC-2017 (Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference) exhibition announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of X-VX multipurpose fighter F-16V "Viper". As reported by Jane's Defense Weekly, citing the Bahrain News Agency, the value of the contract signed with Lockheed Martin was 16 billion.


Bahrain’s air force will supply X-NUMX Fighter F-16V Viper units worth $ 16 billion.


As previously reported, in August of this year, the US State Department approved a potential supply of Bahrain within the framework of the program “Foreign military sales” 19 Fighter F-16V “Viper”, as well as related parts and support services. The total cost of the program was estimated at 2,785 billion. The US Department of Defense Security Agency (DSCA) notified the US Congress of the possible sale of 8 August 2017.

In addition, in August of this year, the US State Department approved the modernization of the X-NUMX F-20 Fighter Planes in the Air Force of Bahrain to block the F-16V configuration. The total cost of this project has been estimated at 40 billion.

It should be noted that the cost of the contract signed with Lockheed Martin is significantly higher with fewer ordered aircraft than indicated in the DSCA notification. It is possible that this is due to the supply of additional equipment and weapons, or, most likely, the DSCA request did not include the cost of many years of logistics, which was then included in the final contract with Lockheed Martin. As is customary when concluding agreements of this kind with American companies, a multi-year agreement for MTO is included in the basic contract for the supply of a particular sample of military hardware and extends to the period before the overhaul and modernization in the middle of the life (MLU), reports TSAMTO.
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 19 October 2017 15: 15 New
    +1
    At such a price, at least the fuselage should be covered with 24 carat gold, the platinum toilet should stand, handmade carpets are hung on the car, manual assembly engines, cabin tinting, chassis in rhinestones, locator and electronics have a guarantee of 1000 years of continuous operation! !!! fool
    1. vital.33
      vital.33 19 October 2017 19: 37 New
      +2
      Have you read the article at all ??? The words "spare parts and support services", as well as "this is related to the supply of additional equipment and weapons or, most likely, the DSCA request did not include the cost of many years of logistics, which was then included in the final contract with Lockheed Martin." Do you even talk about anything ??? fool
      Or how do we stamp “reviews” here 90% by reading only the title of the article ??
  2. To be or not to be
    To be or not to be 19 October 2017 15: 39 New
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    October 17, 2017 announced the modernization of the F-16 Greek Air Force to F-16 Block V Configuration. The cost of $ 2.404 billion.
    Modernization includes:
    -one hundred twenty-five (125) APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radars (includes two (2) spares);
    -one hundred twenty-three (123) Modular Mission Computers (MMCs);
    -one hundred twenty-three (123) LINK-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS-JTRS) with TACAN and EHSI;
    -one hundred twenty-three (123) LN260 Embedded Global Navigation Systems (EGI) / Inertial Navigation Systems (INS);
    -and one hundred twenty-three (123) Improved Programmable Display Generators (iPDGs).
    - one hundred twenty-three (123) APX-126 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) Combined Interrogator Transponders (CIT);
    -one (1) Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS);
    -one (1) F-16V Simulator;
    -upgrade to two (2) existing simulators;
    -one (1) Avionics Level Test Station;
    - Secure Communications, cryptographic equipment and navigation equipment; upgrade and integration of the Advanced Self-Protection Integrated Suite (ASPIS) I to ASPIS II on twenty-six (26) F-16s;
    -Ground Support System, systems integration and test; spares and repair parts, support and test equipment; ....
  3. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 19 October 2017 15: 49 New
    +1
    the fact of the matter is that even the price of the new F-16 of the latest modification
    jumped for 100 million. Against this background, the F-35 for 90 million - a cheap car
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 19 October 2017 16: 13 New
      +1
      Alexey hi here I’m talking about the price and I say, for Ф16 this is too high a price! !!
      1. IL-18
        IL-18 19 October 2017 17: 40 New
        +2
        A good reason to offer the MiG-35 for the Qatar Air Force. And the price is good, and the roof is reliable.
        1. Sharansky
          Sharansky 19 October 2017 18: 17 New
          0
          The MiG-35 is clearly inferior to the F-16V
  4. LAWNER
    LAWNER 19 October 2017 20: 36 New
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    When I was little, I also wanted to be a pilot. And I did not care at all how much it could cost.
    There are so many American aircraft in Bahrain that if, according to old friendships, they just ask planes to ride)))), then it will cost them less ...
  5. prosto_rgb
    prosto_rgb 19 October 2017 21: 06 New
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    And not cheapened?
    3 / 800 = $ 16 million apiece?
  6. AID.S
    AID.S 20 October 2017 09: 09 New
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    Quote: prosto_rgb
    And not cheapened?
    3 / 800 = $ 16 million apiece?

    They are still Rolls Royces, plated with gold can afford. laughing
  7. parma
    parma 20 October 2017 09: 23 New
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    Quote: prosto_rgb
    And not cheapened?
    3 / 800 = $ 16 million apiece?

    And someone once only bought a plane? spare parts, technical training personnel / pilots, simulators, ammunition, PTB, etc. do not consider?