Jordan to buy rocket systems from US

16 September 2009

Defence agency submits proposed deal to Congress for approval

Jordan is to purchase rocket systems from the US in a proposed deal worth $220m.

The US Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress that Jordan plans to buy 12 mobile artillery rocket systems, 72 multiple-launch rocket pods and 36 practice rocket pods. The proposed deal also covers trucks to transport the new systems and a tactical data system.

The deal covers support and communications equipment, spare and repair parts, test sets, batteries, laptop computers, publications and technical data, facility design, personnel training and equipment. The US and contractors would provide training and logistical support.

The main contractors are the US’ Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, and the UK’s BAE Systems.

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