State Dept. OKs $3.9B In Fighter Jet, Arms Sales To Bahrain

Law360, Nashville (September 11, 2017, 6:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of State on Friday signed off on four foreign military sales deals to Bahrain collectively worth more than $3.9 billion, including significant deals to purchase new F-16 fighter jets and upgrade existing jets.

In the largest of the deals, Bahrain will purchase 19 F-16V jets, the recent version of the decades-old jet, made by Lockheed Martin Corp., for $2.785 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said. The deal also includes related engines, guns, radars, missile launchers, and other related equipment, as well as...
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