The U.S. State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of AH-1Z attack helicopters for an estimated cost of $911.4 million.

The Government of Bahrain requested 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters, 26 T-700 GE 401C engines, 14 AGM-114 Hellfire Missiles, 56 Advance Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS-II) WGU-59Bs.  This request also includes Honeywell Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) (EGI), Joint Mission Planning Systems; M197 20mm gun systems, Tech Refresh Mission Computers; AN/AAQ-30 Target Sight Systems, Helmet Mounted Display/Optimized Top Owl; communication equipment; electronic warfare systems; APX-117 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems, AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispenser Sets, APR-39C(V)2 Radar Warning Receivers, support equipment; spare engine containers;, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment; technical data and publications;, personnel training and training equipment; U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The principal contractors will be Bell Helicopter, Textron; and General Electric Company.