Bahrain

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Bahrain, a long-time British protectorate, gained independence in 1971. The King’s family members are Sunni Muslims, but the country’s population is majority Shi’ite.  As a result, the country has long struggled with social upheaval. For example, in 1981 the government thwarted an attempted coup by a Shi’ite group inspired by the Iranian revolution. Similarly, in the 1990s and again in 2011, popular Shia uprisings have threatened the stability of this tiny Gulf kingdom. Bahrain has claimed it is implementing reforms in recent years while simultaneously repressing the population, most recently with the assistance of forces from other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Bahrain is home to a major naval base used by the United States Navy’s Fifth Fleet.

  • GDP
    $28.36 Billion
  • Fit for Service
    669,059
  • Military EXHD
    4.5% of GDP
  • Population
    1,314,089
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Alliant Techsystems Awarded $67 Million to Produce Rocket Motors for AIM-9P Missiles for Egypt, Bahrain, and Taiwan

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, doing business as ATK Tactical Propulsion and Control, Rocket Center, West Virginia, has been awarded an estimated $67,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for production of SR-116 rocket motors for the AIM-9P rocket. Work will be performed at Rocket Center, West Virginia, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 27, 2022. This contract […]

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Kaman Fuzing and Precision Products Wins $9 Million to Produce Hawk Missile Arming Devices for the UAE and Bahrain

Kaman Fuzing and Precision Products, Middletown, Connecticut, was awarded a $9,293,377 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (United Arab Emirates and Bahrain) for the production and delivery of 1,050 Hawk safety and arming devices. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order; with an estimated […]

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NATO Seeks Closer Ties with Gulf, Opens New Center

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday called for boosting security cooperation with the Gulf states as the Western military alliance opened its first office in the region. “It will be a vital hub for cooperation between the alliance and our Gulf partners,” Stoltenberg said at the inauguration of the center in Kuwait in the presence […]

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GE Awarded $8 Million to Provide Aircraft Engine Technical Services to the U.S. Air Force, Bahrain, Israel, and Egypt

General Electric Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, has been awarded an $8,413,259 firm-fixed-price contract for engineering and technical services in support of GE engines. Contractor will provide support for F110-GE-100/129, A-10 TF-34, KC-135F-108, TF-39/F-138, F108-CF-100/200/201, F101-GE-102, F118-GE-100, J85-21B, F110, and F-16 C/D engines. Contractor engineering and technical services will be provided by the original manufacturer to elevate […]

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White House Approves Jet Sales to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait: Corker

The White House has approved long-pending fighter jet sales to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, the chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker confirmed Wednesday. The package reportedly includes 72 Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles for Qatar and up to 40 Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets for Kuwait. Bahrain’s package includes Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters. […]

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The Saudi-led Coalition Is Not Ready to Fight the Islamic State

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited Saudi Arabia last week hoping to reassure nervous Gulf allies that American security commitments remain in force in the wake of last year’s Iran nuclear deal. In exchange, the White House was hoping to encourage the Gulf states to play a more active role in the […]

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Active Armaments
On Order
Air Defense Systems 73* (0)

Aircraft 106 (0)

Artillery 48 (0)

Ground Vehicles 580 (0)

Guided Munitions 686* (100)

Personnel 8,200 (0)

Ships 26 (0)