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
  • Military EXHD
    4.5% of GDP
  • Population

AECOM Technical Services Awarded $9 Million Provide Engineering Services to GCC Countries

AECOM Technical Services Inc., Los Angeles, California, was awarded a $9,000,000 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates) contract to furnish all necessary labor, materials, supplies, and equipment required for a full range of professional architecture and engineering services. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. […]

EaglePicher Awarded $7 Million to Provide Squib-Activated Batteries to Bahrain

EaglePicher, Joplin, Missouri, was awarded a $7,292,175 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Bahrain) contract for procurement of up to 825 squib-activated batteries. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 28, 2020. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, […]

Colt Defense Awarded $7 Million to Provide M4 Rifles to Iraq, Bahrain, Lebanon, Others

Colt Defense LLC, West Hartford, Connecticut, was awarded a $7,453,690 modification (0005) to foreign military sales (Georgia, Lebanon, Iraq, Slovakia, Pakistan and Bahrain) contract W56HZV-15-D-0038 for 8,730 M4/M4A1 rifles. Work will be performed in West Hartford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $7,453,690 […]

Raytheon Awarded $27 Million to Provide Hawk Missile Support to Egypt, Bahrain, Turkey, Others

Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $26,661,098 cost-plus-fixed-fee, foreign military sales (Japan, Egypt, Spain, Singapore, Bahrain, Turkey, Jordan, and United Arab Emirates) contract to provide engineering, product assurance, documentation, configuration management support, and logistics services to resolve problems related to the deployed Homing All the Way Killer (HAWK) missile system to foreign military customers. […]

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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