The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan gained independence in 1946. In 1948 Jordan declared war on the state of Israel following its declaration of independence, subsequently occupying the West Bank. Jordan fought Israel in 1967 during the Six Day War, where it lost the West Bank, and also participated in the Yom Kippur War against Israel six years later, in 1973. The country signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994. Recently, the country has faced challenges from a large influx of refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria, as well as from Iraq. Jordan currently allows U.S. and European forces to train members of the Syrian opposition within its borders. Internally, since the outbreak of the Arab Spring, the government has faced opposition from Islamist forces, leading to the replacement of several prime ministers along with promises of reform.

  • Population
  • Fit for Service
  • Military EXHD
    9.5% of GDP
  • GDP
    $31.21 Billion

Lockheed Martin Awarded $42 Million to Provide Gap Filler Radars to Jordan

Lockheed Martin Corp., Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $41,651,752 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action to procure, deliver, and install Gap Filler Radar. Contractor will provide two long range radars, and three upgrades to existing long range radars, and integrate new and upgraded radar into the overall command, control and communications system. Work will […]


BAE Systems Awarded $618 Million to Provide APKWS Guided Rockets to the U.S. Military, Iraq, Lebanon, Others

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Hudson, New Hampshire, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $618,343,700 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II full-rate production Lots 5 through 7 in support of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, and governments of Iraq, Lebanon, Netherlands, Jordan, and Australia […]


Oshkosh Defense Awarded $17 Million to Provide Heavy Equipment Trailers to Jordan, Iraq, and Oman

Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded a $17,080,930 firm-fixed-price, multi-year foreign military sales contract (Oman, Jordan, Iraq) for 54 635NL trailers, spare parts, and manuals.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2018.  Fiscal 2010 and 2011 […]


Lockheed Awarded $39 Million To Produce and Sustain Two F-16 Air Combat Training Centers in Jordan

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $39,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract for production and sustainment of two F-16 air combat training centers. Contractor will provide acquisition of up to two air combat training centers, and contractor logistic support. Work will be performed in Jordan, and is expected to be complete by […]


Raytheon/Lockheed Javelin JV Awarded $48 Million to Provide Javelin Missile Support to Jordan, Oman, Others

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $48,259,165 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (Australia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Iceland, Indonesia, Jordan, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Taiwan, and United Arab Emirates), for life cycle support repair and support the Javelin hardware.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will […]


Sierra Nevada Awarded $10 Million to Modify M-28 Aircraft for Jordan

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nevada, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $10,224,545 undefinitized contract action for the modification of an M-28 aircraft. Contractor will provide modification of one aircraft, aircraft ferry, spares, and field service representative support for 12 months after aircraft delivery. Work will be performed at Centennial, Colorado; and Amman, Jordan, and is expected […]


Sikorsky Awarded $11 Million to Provide Black Hawk Helicopter Spare Parts to Jordan and Taiwan

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $11,422,199 firm-fixed-price, Foreign Military Sales contract (Taiwan, Jordan) for modified UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter standard spares kits.  One bid was solicited with one received with an estimated completion date of July 21, 2017.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Redstone […]


Jordan Receives Final Cheetah SPAAGs

A final instalment of 25 Cheetah self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) has now arrived in Jordan. Decommissioned by the Armed Forces of the Netherlands in 2006, the Cheetah (Gepard in German service) consists of a modified Leopard 1 tank hull armed with twin 35 mm Rheinmetall Air Defence (previously Oerlikon Contraves) guns and equipped with surveillance […]


Revamped U.S. Training Program, with New Goals, Has Trained Fewer Than 100 Syrians So Far

U.S. military officials are considering ways to ramp up training of Syrian fighters against the Islamic State as the Pentagon moves cautiously forward with a revamped program to create an effective local ground force. Several U.S. officials, speaking to reporters on the condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing military efforts, described the steps the Pentagon has taken since late […]


Covering the Bases: Reassessing U.S. Military Deployments in Turkey After the July 2016 Coup d’État

Download the full report here (PDF). The Republic of Turkey has been a reliable staging point for U.S. forces for more than six decades. Turkish bases have historically provided the U.S. military easy access to multiple theaters without having to build new infrastructure or forge new agreements. Today, American forces in Turkey are targeting the […]


The Saudi-led Coalition Is Not Ready to Fight the Islamic State

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited Saudi Arabia last week hoping to reassure nervous Gulf allies that American security commitments remain in force in the wake of last year’s Iran nuclear deal. In exchange, the White House was hoping to encourage the Gulf states to play a more active role in the […]


IDEX 2015: Middle East Arms Market Remains Strong

With the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) and an increasingly aggressive Iran, Gulf Arab states are spending billions to improve their defenses and better protect their energy infrastructure. Nowhere has this been more evident than last month’s International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi. The region’s largest defense exhibition attracted officials from […]


French Deployments in the Middle East and North Africa

France is conducting multiple operations against Islamist militant groups throughout the Middle East and North Africa. This map displays the largest French deployments underway in the region. View the full map here. Sahel As part of Operation Barkhane, the French have 3,000 troops deployed across the Sahel region. Their mission is assist the countries of Mauritania, Mali, […]

Category Name

Active Armaments
On Order
Air Defense Systems 805* (200)

Aircraft 223 (41)

Artillery 677 (12)

Ground Vehicles 3,257 (980)

Guided Munitions 4,013* (200*)

Personnel 165,500 (0)

Ships 8 (2)