Bahrain Navy Nations // Middle East/North Africa

ARMED FORCES The Bahraini navy operates a small coastal patrol force from its main base at Juffair, which is a suburb of southeast Manama, and a subsidiary base at Minas Sulman. The U.S. has a 100-acre naval base in Juffair, about six miles from the capital. The base is being doubled in size over a five-year period that began in 2010. There is also a small air wing for anti-ship/search-and-rescue operations. The coast guard operates a number of smaller craft. It is subordinated to...


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