Jordan

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
    7,930,491
  • Fit for Service
    2,823,692
  • Military EXHD
    9.5% of GDP
  • GDP
    $31.21 Billion

US Lawmakers Urge Trump on Reaper Sales to Jordan, UAE

A bipartisan group of nearly two dozen lawmakers is calling for the Trump administration to allow sales of armed unmanned systems to Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. The lawmakers appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump to depart from the Obama administration’s opposition to sending the MQ-9 Reaper to those Middle Eastern nations. The Trump […]

Critical Solutions International Wins $132 Million to Produce Husky Mine Detectors for Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia

Critical Solutions International Inc.,* Charleston, South Carolina, was awarded a $131,946,942 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia) contract for the production of commercial Husky second generation system, new production sub-systems, spare parts, storage, tools and diagnostic equipment, field service representatives, and training for current special defense acquisition funds requirements and projected country […]

Oshkosh Defense Wins $15 Million to Provide M1070A1 Tank Transporters to Oman and Jordan

Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded a $15,080,369 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Jordan and Oman) contract for M1070A1 Heavy Equipment Transporters, with associated testing, spare parts, and training. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2018. Fiscal […]

Raytheon Awarded $27 Million to Provide Hawk Missile Support to Egypt, Bahrain, Turkey, Others

Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $26,661,098 cost-plus-fixed-fee, foreign military sales (Japan, Egypt, Spain, Singapore, Bahrain, Turkey, Jordan, and United Arab Emirates) contract to provide engineering, product assurance, documentation, configuration management support, and logistics services to resolve problems related to the deployed Homing All the Way Killer (HAWK) missile system to foreign military customers. […]

DRS Advanced ISR LLC Awarded $41 Million to Provide Jordan with Electronic Warfare Systems

DRS Advanced ISR LLC, Beavercreek, Ohio, was awarded a $41,344,242 firm fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Jordan) with options for the Military Electronic Warfare System, Electronic Warfare Phase 2. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Beavercreek, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 20, 2019.  Fiscal 2016 other […]

Raytheon Awarded $53 Million for TOW Missiles for Saudi Arabia and Jordan

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $53,202,570 modification (P00056) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-12-C-0265 (Saudi Arabia, Jordan) for additional funding for tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided missiles. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (65 percent); and Farmington, New Mexico (35 percent), with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2010 other […]

Lockheed Martin Awarded $12 Million to Provide Hellfire Missile Launchers to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Others

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $12,282,400 modification (P00031) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, Italy, Pakistan, Netherlands, and Jordan) contract W31P4Q-15-C-0043 to exercise option two for 100 Hellfire M299 launchers.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2019.  Multiple fiscal year other funds in […]

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
QME

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

Aircraft 223 (41)

Artillery 677 (12)

Ground Vehicles 3,273 (1,021*)

Guided Munitions 4,013* (200*)

Personnel 165,500 (0)

Ships 8 (2)