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Jordan’s M113 Upgrade Program

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Jordanian M113: new look(click to view full) In August 2006, a $156 million DSCA request for the refurbishment/ sustainment of 1,000 M113A1 Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) to M113A2-Jordan configuration was one of a slew of DSCA announcements. The request included various upgraded conversion kits: diesel engines, transmission upgrades and overhaul, differential conversions, suspension upgrades, cooling system upgrades, and drive train upgrades; spare and repair parts; and support. The contractor is BAE Land Systems & Armaments in Santa Clara, CA. See full DSCA release [PDF format]. As DID’s June 2006 article observed, Jordan has already upgraded its M113 vehicle camouflage to a digital-fractal pattern. The tracked APCs offer significant advantages in off-road tactical mobility, a truth recently re-learned by the Canadian Forces during Operation Medusa in Afghanistan. Orders are now fully underway… Contracts US M113+ in Iraq(click to view full) Unless otherwise specified, all contracts are issued by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI to BAE Systems in Santa Clara, CA. BAE Systems will produce the kits for the Jordan Armed Forces, as well as provide technical assistance to the Jordanians as they install the kits. The U.S. government will deliver the kits. March 27/09: BAE Systems […]

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