Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Jordan Armed Forces officially received the final shipment of new Black Hawk helicopters

The US Embassy in Jordan announced that the United States had delivered the last shipment of Black Hawk helicopters to Jordan, said the israeldefense.co.il.

“Today, Jordan Armed Forces officially received the final shipment of new Black Hawk helicopters from the United States, bringing the total to 12 aircraft received over the last nine months. The helicopters will strengthen the JAF, its Quick Reaction Force, and Jordan’s security,” the embassy said on Twitter.

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The helicopters are meant to help secure the borders of Jordan against external threats, including from Islamic State extremists in neighboring Syria and Iraq.

More: Afghan Air Force receives second batch of Black Hawk helicopters

It is part of a $470 million appropriation in 2017 by the US Congress to support the Jordanian Armed Forces, a portion of which is for parts, equipment and training for the Black Hawks.

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