Bahrain international defence exhibition and conference

16-18 October 2017
Bahrain International
Exhibition & Convention Centre

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  • Manama, Feb. 5 (BNA): The Shura Council has congratulated His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa the Supreme Commander, His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister on the 49th anniversary of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF).
  • His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, patronized on Sunday the National Guard’s 20th establishment anniversary celebrations, in the presence of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.

  • The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 74K Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) Aerostats and related equipment, support, and training. The estimated cost is $525 million.
  • Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) held Thursday a celebration marking conclusion of the military preparation and training period of a group of trainees from the Royal Reserve Force unit, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force announced that the F15-Saudi Advance (SA) fighter was put into commission, among other air combat fighters, as part of the Air Force plans to upgrade its fleet of fighter jets, ushering in a new era in the capabilities and readiness of Saudi Arabia's air force.
  • BIDEC Team members visited Intersec 2017 in Dubai on 22-24 January.
  • The Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshall Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received in Bahrain on Thursday UK’s First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Philip Jones, in the presence of the BDF Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi.
  • Members of the BIDEC 2017 team visited Shot Show at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas on 17-20 January with the aim of increasing awareness of the show among the North American Firearms industry.

  • Bahrain based Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) has announced its recent addition to its training capacity through Maritime Training, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

    The Maritime program was established in response to the need in the industry for certificated training through the Ports and Maritime Affairs (PMA), the first of its kind in the Kingdom.

  • A delegation from National Guard units left Bahrain for Kuwait to participate in the Taawun anti-terrorism Drill3, at the directives of National Guard President Lt-General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
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