Bahrain buys new advanced anti-tank missile system
Manama, August 13, 2014
Bahrain has reportedly become the first country in the world to buy a new advanced anti-tank missile system from Russia.
An executive from weapons exporter Rosbornexport told the state-owned Information Telegraph Agency of Russia yesterday that Bahrain had become the first buyer of its Kornet-EM systems, which are designed to deal with battle tanks and to engage slow and low flying helicopters.
Rosboronexport director general Anatoly Isaykin described the contract signed with Bahrain as a 'benchmark,’ said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The GDN reported in April that the BDF had signed an agreement with Rosboronexport for an 'advanced defence system', but no further details were available at the time.
No one from the Defence Ministry or BDF could be reached for comment on the reports. - TradeArabia News Service