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Leonardo delivers upgraded ship to Royal Bahrain Navy
By James LaPorta | Jan. 23, 2018

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Leonardo on Monday delivered its first fully-upgraded naval ship to the Royal Bahrain Naval Forces. Photo courtesy of Leonardo

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Leonardo has delivered its first upgraded Al Manama naval ship to the Royal Bahrain Naval Forces.

In a ceremony Monday at Mina Salman, the port in Manama, Bahrain, Leonardo delivered the first upgraded Al Manama naval ships to the Royal Bahrain Navy.

The upgrades include a newly minted weapons control system, along with training services and logistics.

In 2015, Leonardo was tapped to upgrade six Al Manama naval ships to the Royal Bahrain Naval Forces at a cost of more than $61.4 million.

Al Manama naval ships were first commissioned in 1987, and are capable of conducting anti-surface and electronic warfare operations, in addition to maritime patrol and surveillance missions.

The also ship boasts the ability to conduct search and rescue missions and medical evacuation operations because it is equipped with a helicopter lift, landing dock and hangar.

Upgrades on all six ships are expected to be completed by 2020.

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Royal Bahrain Naval Force receives first upgraded Al-Manama FPB 62 patrol combatant
January 23, 2018

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The Royal Bahrain Naval Force received its first upgraded Al-Manama class guided-missile patrol combatant in a ceremony on January 22 at the main navy base in Mina Salman.

The FPB 62 patrol combatant was delivered by Italian defense company Leonardo after the company was awarded a modernization contract in 2015.

The €50 million contract will see the company upgrade a total of six naval vessels by 2020.

According to Leonardo, the upgrades include a new weapon control system, training services and logistics.

The Al-Manama-class vessels were built for Bahrain by German shipbuilder Lürssen with deliveries starting in 1987. Overall two of the 63-meter vessels were built.

FPB 62 patrol combatants displace 650 meters and have a complement of 40. According to shipbuilder specifications, they were delivered with an OTO Melara 76 mm gun, an Otobreda 40 mm gun, MM40 Exocet anti-ship missiles and Dagaie decoys.

https://navaltoday.com/2018/01/23/royal-bahrain-naval-force-receives-first-upgraded-al-manama-fpb-62-patrol-combatant/
 

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