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The United States will supply arms to Bahrain by almost $ 1 billion

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On Friday, the Pentagon sent a notice of intent to the US Congress to deliver combat helicopters to Bahrain and aviation rockets totaling $ 911,4 million, reports TASS.




The military department noted that the State Department also does not object to the delivery weapons this state in the Persian Gulf.

It is reported that the kingdom requested “2 attack helicopters AH-1Z, two additional engines for them, 14 air-to-surface missiles AGM-114, 56 laser-guided missiles APKWS II, as well as radar, communications systems, and outboard sighting and navigation systems, necessary spare parts and equipment, logistic support ".

The proposed sale of these weapons will contribute to the implementation of US foreign policy objectives, as it will help strengthen the security of an important partner in the region. This will improve Bahrain’s capabilities in confronting current and future threats,
says the Pentagon release.

Recall, the law requires the US military to notify Congress of plans to sell weapons to other countries. Congressmen have 30 days to block a deal, but this is extremely rare.
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  1. Vadim237
    Vadim237 April 28 2018 15: 27
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    Probably they forgot to add a toe to all of the above, otherwise it's not enough for 1 billion.
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov April 28 2018 15: 35
      +1
      Well done Trump! Let's throw off the excess ... The Russians are coming! soldier
  2. mamertinets
    mamertinets April 28 2018 15: 27
    +1
    The shtatovtsy trade themselves and do not blow a mustache. They spin everyone into grandmas.
  3. Ased
    Ased April 28 2018 15: 39
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    And how much does Bahrain cost more than Ukraine?
  4. san4es
    san4es April 28 2018 15: 41
    +3
    It is reported that the kingdom requested "2 attack helicopters AH-1Z, two additional engines to them ...

    hi The helicopter took off for the first time on December 7, 2000. In July 2002, three prototypes were assembled for testing. Small-scale production started in October 2003, and large-scale production in December 2010. The project involves the modernization of 141 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra and the construction of 58 new Bell AH-1Z Viper by 2019.
    Maximum take-off weight: 8409 kg
    - Payload mass: 2620 kg
    - Mass fuel in internal tanks: 1258 kg
    -Volume of fuel tanks: 1561,4 L (internal)
    - Powerplant: 2 x Turboshaft General Electric T700-GE-401C
    - Engine power: 2 x 1723 hp (2 x 1285 kW)
    - Maximum allowable speed: 411 km / h
    -Maximum speed: 287 km / h
    Cruising speed: 248 km / h
    - Combat radius: 208 km (with a combat load of 1150 kg)
    -Duration of flight: 3,3 h
    -Practical ceiling: 6 m
    Rifle-cannon: 1 x 20-mm three-barrel gun M197 (20x102 mm), 750 pat.
    -Suspension Points: 6
    -Managed missiles:
    - air-to-surface missiles: 16 x TOW or
    - air-to-air missiles: 2 x AIM-9L
    - Unguided missiles:
    -4 x 19 x 70 mm Hydra 70 missiles in LAU-61 blocks
    -4 x 7 x 70 mm Hydra 70 missiles in LAU-68 blocks
    - Gun containers: 2 x GPU-2A or SUU-11A / A
    1. san4es
      san4es April 28 2018 16: 01
      +4
      what Error, with the roller crept in repeat
  5. Graz
    Graz April 28 2018 15: 44
    +1
    looks like a bribe, not a deal
  6. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD April 28 2018 15: 46
    +1
    It is reported that the kingdom requested “2 attack helicopters AH-1Z, two additional engines for them, 14 air-to-surface missiles AGM-114, 56 laser-guided missiles APKWS II, as well as radar, communications systems, and outboard sighting and navigation systems, necessary spare parts and equipment, logistic support ".
    Ivot is this whole lard? Yes - American weapons, not even the most sophisticated ones - the most expensive. And then more and invested in its contents ... However, the buyer does not consider the lard for money ..
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter April 28 2018 16: 15
      +2
      Vitya hi If there is money and their disappearance in the future is not expected - let them buy. wink
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD April 28 2018 16: 51
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        Be healthy hi I think all the money is there and they know how to count, and about the existence of weapons no worse, but they know much cheaper. Only see an offer to buy from the category of those from which it is not customary to refuse ..
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter April 28 2018 17: 09
          +1
          Quote: KVU-NSVD
          an offer to buy from the category of those who are not accepted to refuse ..

          For some reason there is no doubt about it. Or buy, or one of two.
  7. RedKors1953
    RedKors1953 April 28 2018 15: 57
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    You can only envy.
  8. Equalized
    Equalized April 28 2018 16: 28
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    I do not understand 1 billion for 2 helicopter? Of course I understand that it also includes weapons, training, zip-s, etc. But not too much? Is there exactly no typo in the article?
  9. friend of animals
    friend of animals April 28 2018 17: 18
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    Not bad, so Trump milked the eastern satraps on his tour. Take weapons and cooperate, or democracy will come to you.
  10. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill April 28 2018 22: 19
    +1
    It is reported that the kingdom requested "2 attack helicopters AH-1Z, two additional engines to them, 14 AGM-114 missiles air-to-surface, 56 laser-guided missiles APKWS II, as well as radar, communication systems and suspended aim-navigation systems, necessary spare parts and equipment, logistic support.

    Chet is not enough for a billion ... Maybe some radars were ordered, there AFAR for example for fighters?
    1. AID.S
      AID.S April 29 2018 07: 32
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      Quote: Jack O'Neill
      Even a little per billion ...

      What about logistic support?
  11. ZVO
    ZVO 2 May 2018 23: 20
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    Authors. check your opus carefully ...

    After all, in the documents not 2, but 12 Helicopters

    and the permission of the State Department - is not a fact of sale ...
    But only readiness.

    And here is the customer in the form of Bahrain. can change his mind another 100 times. or reduce the price ...