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ROYAL BAHRAINI AIR DEFENCE FORCE (RBADF)

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

Royal Bahraini Air Defense Force Systems
AD • 1 bn AD (1 ADA bty, 2 SAM bty)

SAM 93:
SP 7 Crotale
TOWED 8:
8 MIM-23B
I-HAWK
MANPAD 120:
18 FIM-92A Stinger; 60 RBS-70; 42 Javelin

GUNS
27:
35mm 15 Oerlikon
GDF-005 Skyguard;
40mm 12
Bofors L/70


FACILITIES
  RBADF Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Manama City

 
Royal Bahraini Air Defense Force Current Air Defense Units Inventory:

Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) Systems:

Model Batteries Launchers Role Since Origin
MIM-23B Improved HAWK 1 - Heavy missiles 1994 USA
Crotale 2 - Medium missiles 1995 France
RBS-70 40 160 Light missiles 1980 Sweden
FIM-92A Stinger 18 400 Shoulder-launched missiles 1987 USA
Javelin 42 180 Surface-to-air missile  - UK

Autocannon Air Defense Units (airport defense systems):

Model Quantity In service Role Origin
35 mm Twin AutoCannon Oerlikon GDF-005 Skyguard 15 15 Missiles, radars and guns Switzerland
40 mm L/70 Bofors AutoCannon 12 12 Contraves radar-guided system Sweden

Radar Air Defense Systems:

Model Quantity In service system Since Origin
AN/TPS-59 1 1 Part of C3I system - USA
 


Notes:
Royal Bahraini Army Force - Current order of battle and
inventory equipment:

Army 6,000 personnel. Armd 1 bde under strength (2 armd bn, 1 recce bn); Inf 1 bde (2 mech inf bn, 1 mot inf bn); SF 1 bn; Arty 1 bde (1 lt arty bty, 1 hy arty bty, 1 MRL bty, 2 med arty bty); Gd 1 (Amiri) bn

MBT
180: RECCE 46: AIFV 25: APC 325+ (APC (T) 205: APC (W) 120+)
ARTY 92 (SP 33: TOWED 26: MRL 9 MLRS: MOR 24)
AT • MSL • (MANPATS 60 : RCL 31)

 
Boeing-747SP-21 (RBAF)
RBAF F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcon
RBAF AH-1E Cobra
RBAF F-5E Tiger II
RBAF Bo-105
RBAF BAE 146 / RJ-85
Bahrain AF
Scheme
RBAF BAE Hawk MK.129


   Bahrain AF News:

New Cold War Takes Shape in Arabian Gulf

• New Cold War Takes Shape in Arabian Gulf  (3/26/2013)

Iraq, Bahrain Eye Bell’s AH-1Z Attack Helicopter

• Iraq, Bahrain Eye Bell’s AH-1Z Attack Helicopter  (2/1/2013)

Bahrain 2012: Showing off the UH-60M Black Hawk

• Bahrain 2012: Showing off the UH-60M Black Hawk  (1/21/2012)


• Bahrain 2012: Police Aviation emerges from the shadows  (1/20/2012)

• Lockheed Martin Delivers AN/TPS-59 Ballistic Missile Defense Radar to Bahrain  (10/15/2007)


 

 



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