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Bahrain signed $3.8 bn deal for F-16 jets

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The Bahrain Defence Force signed a $3.8 billion deal with Lockheed Martin to buy 16 upgraded F-16 aircraft, the official Bahrain state news agency said.

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In September, the U.S. State Department approved arms sales packages worth more than $3.8 billion to Bahrain including F-16 jets, upgrades, missiles and patrol boats.

U.S. President Donald Trump said Washington's relations with Bahrain would improve, after meeting with the king of the Gulf Arab state during a visit to Saudi Arabia in May.

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