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UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY KING HAMAD BIN ISA AL KHALIFA, KING OF THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

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  • Major General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa, Director of Staff at Bahrain’s National Guard received a delegation from the Saudi National Guard Ministry headed by Brigadier Abdul Hakeem bin Mubarak Al Qahtani.
  • Manama : Royal Guard Commander and Personal Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs Brigadier His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa has been appointed member of the Supreme Defence Council by a Royal Decree. 
  • Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC 2017) will feature a large Saudi Pavilion led by Military Industries Corporation (MIC) Saudi Arabia, who will be showcasing their defence equipment including the following:

    • Products of the Military Uniforms & Accessories Factory (MUAF)
    • Weapons & Ammunitions
    • Products of the Armored Vehicles and Heavy Equipment Factory (AVF)
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) which are produced by MIC
    • Military Radio Communication Devices (SDR), which are manufactured by MIC with sophisticated and advanced specifications
  • Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, also Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, received King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, at King Abdulaziz International airport in Jeddah, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

    Upon arrival at the airport, the King was received also by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Interior; Khalid Al-Isa, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet, who is also the Head of the Royal Court; and Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, the Minister of Culture and Information.

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Education and military expenditures take the top two spots in Saudi Arabia’s 2017 budget, which estimates a spending of SR890 billion ($237.3 billion), an 8% increase from 2016.

    Revenue is projected to reach SR692 billion ($184.5 billion) in 2017, a 31% increase from initial projections. The budget deficit is expected to reach SR198 billion in 2017, reflecting 7.7% of the GDP. The budget projects a record 33% decrease in the Kingdom’s national deficit.

  • The first of 152 Boeing F-15SA (Saudi Advanced) Eagle fighters arrived in the Kingdom on 13 December.

    Images showing the initial four aircraft, comprising two remanufactured F-15S (93-0857 and 93-0899) and two newbuild F-15SA platforms (12-1006 and 12-1010), arriving at King Khalid Air Base (KKAB) in Saudi Arabia were posted online following a four-day ferry flight from the United States via the United Kingdom. A further two aircraft are expected to begin the journey imminently.

  • See the Bahrain News Agency Coverage in English and Arabic from the BIDEC 2017 Press Conference, held 19th October 2017 in the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay.

28-30 October 2019 · Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

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