Bahrain has requested to buy upgrades to nine M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) to an M270 A1 minimum configuration. The upgrade will include: The Common Fire Control System (CFCS); 600h Engine and associated engine compartment modifications; Improved Launcher Mechanical System (ILMS); Improved Electronics Distribution Box (IEDB); fan speed control valve; cables and mounting hardware, Power Take-Off (PTO) and BOO series transmission; the Digital Communication Systems (DCOMMS); and Vehicular Intercom System (AN/VIC-3). The estimated total cost is $175.98 million.
The M270 MLRS is an armoured, self-propelled, multiple rocket launcher designed in the 1970s to counter Soviet bombers by artillery firing. The production is ended in 2003.