Bahrain to upgrade M270 MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket Systems


The U.S.Defense Cooperation Security Agency announced on March 24 that the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Bahrain of M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) upgrade and related equipment for an estimated cost of $175.98 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 24. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin.
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M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) vehicles at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Picture source: Wikipedia)


The Government of Bahrain has requested to buy upgrades to 9 M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) to an M270 A1 minimum configuration. The upgrade will include: the Common Fire Control System (CFCS); Improved Launcher Mechanical System (ILMS); 600h Engine and associated engine compartment modifications; 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).

In addition, the effort will include two years spare parts; Operator and Maintenance Training Course’ Contractor Logistics Support; U.S. Government engineering support; support and test equipment; integration and test support, software delivery and support; publications and technical documentation; technical and logistics support services; storage; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total cost is $175.98 million.


 

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