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Jordan to Receive 25 Modernized Marder IFVs from Germany
The German government has contracted with Rheinmetall to upgrade 25 Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) from Bundeswehr surplus stocks. The new vehicles will be delivered at the beginning in the first quarter of 2018.
Jordan Received 16 AH-1F Cobra Gunship helicopters from Israeli Surplus
Israel has delivered 16 retired U.S.-supplied Cobra helicopter gunships to Jordan to help the Hashemite kingdom deal with the threat of Islamic State (ISIS) which currently control large areas along its borders with Syria and Iraq. The transfer provided at no cost was kept in secret since last year but was recently leaked by an unnamed U.S. official and published by Reuters.
Jordan is Seeking to Aquire Chinese Armed Drones
China is offering to sell Jordan missile-firing drones to fight the Islamic State terror army. China has recently expanded its UAV offering to include armed versions. In the absence of alternatives from market leading suppliers in the USA and Israel, China and Turkey are both pursuing armed UAV requests from the UAE, Egypt, Jordan and Nigeria. According to press reports, some were already sold to Saudi Arabia in 2014.
Jordanian F-16 crash in Raqqa, Pilot captured by ISIS
A Jordanian pilot was captured yesterday by Islamic State gunmen after his F-16 jet fighter crashed during an air strike over the town of Raqqa in the ISIS ruled Dir E’Zor region in South Eastern Syria.
US Air Force F-16 Crash in the Middle East, Pilot Killed
The F-16 was part of a strike mission against ISIS; the plane malfunctioned on takeoff and then went down while the pilot tried to return to an airstrip in Jordan...
Cyber Intelligence Report – October 15, 2014
In this edition: IDF building new cloud-base infrastructure | Apple updates iOS after major hack on iCloud | NetScout to acquire communications business of Danaher Corp and expand cyber intelligence expertise | Russia will not give government full power over Internet | Jordan to open cybercrime centre in Amman | Qatar is third most targeted country in cyber threats and attacks | Anonymous hacker group launches cyber war against Islamic State militants | Chinese Army calling to strengthen domestic cyber security software media | Cyber criminals target Africa’s food and beverage sector | Zambia hosted first Cyber security drill | Ethiopia to Host Second Annual Cyber Security Africa’s Banking & ICT Summit 2014 | London Metropolitan Police launched anti-fraud cybercrime unit | Estonian to launch first e-residency card
production AH-6i Light Armed Scout Helicopter makes first flight
The AH-6i armed scout helicopter has made its first flight in its production configuration, moving the program another step closer to full-scale production, the...
Jordan to unveil new AC-235 Gunship at SOFEX next week
ATK and the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) have delivered the first modified CN-235 light gunship aircraft to the Hashemite Kingdom...
Jordanian Fighter Jets Attack Repel Terror Raid from Syria, Iraq?
Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the Jordanian army said in a statement...
Pakistan Continues Buying Surplus F-16s – Adding 13 from Jordan
The Pakistani Air Force (PAF) has acquired a squadron of F-16 multi-role fighter aircraft from Jordan. The early production Block-15 fighter jets will be...
Brazilian Air Force to Retire Mirage 2000 by Year’s End
Brazil plans to withdraw from service 12 Mirage 2000C/B fighters operating with the 1st Air Defense Group, currently providing the mainstay of the country’s...
Raytheon to Establish Border Surveillant Systems on the Jordanian Border
Raytheon Company announced it has won a contract to implement an integrated surveillance system along parts of the Jordanian border, under a US$35.9 million contract awarded by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) border security.
US Army $353 Million GMLRS Order Includes Supplies to Italy, Jordan...
The US Army awarded Lockheed Martin US$353.2 million follow-on contract for the seventh production lot of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rockets....
Middle East Defense Update – Nov. 18, 2011
Disagreements on Commercial Terms Reverses UAE’s Choice of Rafale | Egypt to Renew M-1A1 Tanks Production | IDF is Fielding a new Tactical Intelligence Collection Vehicle | Talon Guided Rockets Complete Qualification Tests | UAE Considers APG-80 AESA Radar Upgrades | Oman to Receive Mica VL Naval & Land Based Air Defense Systems | Kuwait - Technical/Logistics Support for F/A-18 Aircraft | Israel Tests a New Ballistic Missile
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