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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

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