Jordan

June 25, 2018

Background

Jordan is an Arab kingdom in the Middle East that has few natural resources and economic fortunes has been undermined by regional instability. The government’s non confrontational line in foreign relations is often at odds withe the more militant approach of local Palestinian and Islamist groups.

Jordan’s Air Defense Capabilities

System Role Number Deployed Platform
Gepard Short-Range Air Defense 60 Systems Ground-Based; Road-Mobile
40 mm L/70 Short-Range Air Defense Unknown Ground-Based
ZSU-23-4 Shilka Short-Range Air Defense Unknown Ground-Based; Road-Mobile
AN/FPS-117 Radar Long-Range Air Defense Radar Unknown Ground-Based
AN/TPS-77 Radar Long-Range Air Defense Radar Unknown Ground-Based
AN/TPS-43E Radar Long-Range Air Defense Radar Unknown Ground-Based; Transportable
Protivnik GE Radar Long-Range Air Defense Radar Unknown Ground-Based

Current Developments

In April 2013, the US moved two Patriot missile batteries from Qatar and Kuwait to the Jordan-Syrian border.[i]


Recent News


References

[i] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-us-syria/u-s-sending-patriot-missiles-to-jordan-may-remain-beyond-drills-idUSBRE95315R20130604

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