The U.S. has approved the refurbishment of frigate sold to Bahrain

ex-USS Robert G. Bradley

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of the U.S. has announced that the State Department approved a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) for the refurbishment of a frigate sold to Bahrain.

The Bahraini government requested refurbishment of the former USS Robert G. Bradley (O.Hazard Perry Class), which Bahrain previously bought for $80 million early this year, with, spares, support, training, publications, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The estimated cost for refurbishment is $150 million, the ship was sold to Bahrain for $80 million. The purchase seems to be a bit expensive for Bahrain for such an old ship.

The deal awaits the approval of the U.S. Congress, which is expected. The principal contractor for the refurbishment announced has not been announced.