Jordan to Upgrade 300 M-113A1s Armored Personnel Carriers

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The Royal Jordanian Army is upgrading 300 M113A1 Armored Personnel Carriers. The U.S. Army awarded BAE Systems a $43.3 million contract to deliver complete kits to be assembled in Jordan. The company will deliver 300 modification kits comprising an uprated engine, transmission, cooling systems, electrical system and suspension, upgrading the vehicles into M113A2Mk1 configuration. “The M113 is one of the most enduring and battle-tested military vehicles in the world,” said Joe McCarthy, vice president, Heavy Brigade Combat Team Programs at BAE Systems. “The technical upgrades we will provide to the Jordan Armed Forces will ensure that these personnel carriers will continue to serve their mission for years to come.”