Jordan Signs Agreement To Purchase Kazakhstani Arlan Armored Vehicles

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  • 09:10 AM, January 27, 2016
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Kazakhstan has signed an agreement with Jordan to supply Arlan armored vehicles during the defense minister’s visit to Jordan.

The country’s Defense Ministry press service said Tuesday: "The important result of the visit was signing the agreement between the governments of Kazakhstan and Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan on military and military-technical cooperation – in particular, purchase of Kazakhstani Arlan armored vehicles".

Jordan plans to buy 50 Arlan vehicles, though it has not been disclosed exactly how many were purchased. 

The agreement is expected to boost cooperation between the armed forces and defense industries of the two countries. 

Arlan armored vehicles produced by the Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering company is designed for remote firing and observation in all weather and lighting conditions, is capable of withstanding 50 kg of explosives in TNT equivalent from the side or 8kg and 14kg correspondingly under the vehicle and under wheels.

"Negotiations were also held on supplying other defense products - optical night vision and aiming devices, NSVS machine guns of 12.7mm caliber and weapon stations, three coordinated radars, communications systems and others," the defense ministry said.

"Despite the large distance between the two countries, great opportunities exist for development in economic and military-political cooperation," the press service noted.

Jordan also agreed to take part in the 4th International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment KADEX-2016 that will be held in the Kazakhstani capital on June 2-5.

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