Bahrain to Upgrade M270 MLRS

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Bahrain to Upgrade M270 MLRS
The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Bahrain of M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) Upgrade and related equipment. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

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.

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