Kazakhstan to supply Arlan armoured vehicles to Jordan

27 January 2016 (Last Updated January 27th, 2016 18:30)

Jordan and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement to expand military and technical cooperation between the countries.

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Jordan and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement to expand military and technical cooperation between the countries.

In a press release, Jordan Ministry of Defence stated: "Fixed legal framework will contribute to the development of cooperation between the armed forces and defence industries of the two countries."

The agreement, which was signed between Kazakhstan Minister of Defence Imangali Tasmagambetov and Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, will see the latter acquire Arlan armoured vehicles from Kazakhstan.

Manufactured by the Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering company, the Arlan armoured wheeled vehicles are designed for remote firing and observation in any weather and lighting conditions.

The vehicles can withstand 50kg of explosives from the side, 8kg under the vehicle, and 14kg under the wheels.

"Fixed legal framework will contribute to the development of cooperation."

Designed to carry ten military personnel, the vehicle can perform a wide range of functions, including fire-fighting missions.

The countries have not disclosed the exact number of vehicles to be purchased.

Kazakhstan will supply optical devices, night vision sights, machine guns NSVS 12.7 and combat modules with their application, three-coordinate radar, and communications.

Jordan will also participate in Kazakhstan's fourth defence expo, KADEX-2016.

Scheduled for June, the expo seeks potential foreign military sales while also bringing foreign defence companies to Kazakhstan for both production as well as partnership.


Image: Jordan will also participate in Kazakhstan's 4th defence expo, called KADEX-2016. Photo: © Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.