Jordan Receives 16 Armored Vehicles From Germany

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  • 03:06 PM, December 12, 2016
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Jordan Receives 16 Armored Vehicles From Germany
Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Germany’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen handed over ‘Marder’ armored vehicles to Jordan during a ceremony in Amman on Sunday.

Jordan will further receive additional 34 vehicles before the end of next year, Deutsche Welle German Radio reported December 11.

"Jordan is a bulwark against terror," Von der Leyen said. "That is why it is permanently important to support Jordan as well."

The cost of the defense aid for 2016 is 100 million euros ($94.6 million) rising to 130 million euros in 2017. Jordan is also to receive 88 million euros over two years for armaments. Furthermore, the Middle East country, which borders Syria and Iraq, is to receive 70 trucks and 56 minibuses to be used for military purposes. 


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