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
|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|
In April 2013, the US moved two Patriot missile batteries from Qatar and Kuwait to the Jordan-Syrian border.[i]
As of September 2018, the United States will be removing one Patriot battery from Jordan. As of now, there are no plans to replace the system.