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Second Bahraini corvette upgraded

20 November 2018

The upgrade of the second of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force’s (RBNF) two MGB 62-class corvettes has been completed, Leonardo announced on 16 November.

Al-Manama is seen sporting a new surveillance radar, fire-control radar, and electro-optical system during the BIDEC show held in October 2017. (Bahrain Defence Force)Al-Manama is seen sporting a new surveillance radar, fire-control radar, and electro-optical system during the BIDEC show held in October 2017. (Bahrain Defence Force)

The company said Al-Muharraq was officially handed over during a ceremony at the RBNF’s Mina Salman base. It said the upgrade included a new weapon control system, training services, and logistics.

The completion of the upgrade of Al-Manama , the other MGB 62, was announced in January.

Selex ES (now part of Leonardo) announced in September 2015 that it had won a contract worth more than EUR50 million (USD57 million) to upgrade six RBNF ships within five years, but did not disclose the vessels or the systems involved.

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