Jordan Submits $220M Weapons Wish List to USA

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M142 HIMARS(click to view full) HIMARS launcher order goes through. (Feb 19/10) In September 2009, long-time US Middle East ally Jordan submitted an impressive wish list of weapons for its armed forces to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). The list includes rocket launchers, radios, and Humvees. DSCA said that weapons Jordan wants to buy will provide its armed forces with a long-range precision artillery support capability that will significantly improve US-Jordan interoperability and provide for the defense of vital installations. What exactly is Jordan looking for? Contracts & Key Events June 14/11: Lockheed Martin’s Full Rate Production Lot VI order for GMLRS rockets includes weapons for Jordan – but they won’t say how many. Read “GMLRS Rockets: FRP-VI Orders” July 20/10: Lockheed Martin’s Full Rate Production Lot VI order for GMLRS rockets includes weapons for Jordan: 24 unitary pods, 24 download/demate unitary pods, 36 RRPR pods, 36 download/demate RRPR pods, and GMLRS technical publications. Read “GMLRS Rockets: FRP-V Orders.” Feb 19/10: Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie, TX receives a $26.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for HIMARS systems, exercising an option within Full Rate Production Lot 5 for Jordan’s 12 launchers. Work is to be performed […]

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