Tag Archives: Jordan

U.S. Companies Continue to Secure Defense Deals Amid Pandemic-Related Slowdown

Global Defense Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the growth of the global defense industry as governments increase spending on efforts aimed at countering the public health and economic effects of the coronavirus. Economic and logistical challenges due to the pandemic have disrupted defense sales, manufacturing and development, resulting in production irregularities and increasing costs for many defense contractors.

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Reuters: US Provides Black Hawk Helicopters to Jordan Armed Forces

The U.S. has supplied Sikorsky-built Black Hawk helicopters to Jordan in support of efforts to reinforce border defenses and conduct cross-border operations against Islamic State militant group forces, Reuters reported Monday. The report noted the military aid to Jordan aims to help boost the country’s military capacities in support of a …

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US-Jordan Team Discuss Possible Approaches to Mitigate WMD Production

The U.S. and Jordan have participated in a capacity-building workshop at the Exercise Eager Lion event to discuss interdiction and potential approaches to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. DoD said Thursday that the Proliferation Security Initiative workshop looked to identify opportunities to boost national legal authorities, discuss challenges regarding …

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US Deploys F-16 Jets, Patriot Missiles for Jordan Drills

The U.S. has deployed F-16 fighter jets and Patriot missiles to Jordan for a multinational joint military exercise, Reuters reports. Suleiman Al-Khalidi writes the annual Eager Lion drills will involve more than 4,500 troops from the U.S., 3,000 soldiers from Jordan and 500 personnel from the U.K., Saudi Arabia and …

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