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Jordanian Defense Ministry will remove from service British tanks

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The military leadership of Jordan has decided to deactivate Challenger 1, reports bmpd with reference to Jane's Defense Weekly.


Tanks Challenger 1 (Al Hussein) Jordanian Army.

“The Royal Jordanian Army now has eight regular tank battalions, four of which are equipped with a total of 182 received from the US main tanks M60A3, upgraded with the installation of the Raytheon Integrated Fire Control System (IFCS). Four other battalions are equipped with the former British main tanks Challenger 1, referred to in Jordan Al Hussein ", - stated in the material.

In 1999-2004, Jordan bought almost the entire fleet of obsolete tanks from the British army, receiving a total of 404 units. Now it has been decided to phase out all the Challenger 1 tanks, leaving only the upgraded M60А3 tanks in service.

In exchange, it is planned to equip two battalions with Canta armored Centauro 1 armored vehicles with the wheel formula 8 x8 acquired from the presence of the Italian army. Total will be purchased 141 machine.

Another mechanized battalion will arm the Marder 1A3 BMP, which were decommissioned in Germany. As an aid, the Bundeswehr plans to transfer 50 machines.

In addition, Jordan received a total of 500 Caiman, Cougar and RG-33L armored wheeled vehicles from the United States from among those who had been operated by Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Photos used:
Yousef Allan / Army of Jordan
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  1. Giant thought
    Giant thought 26 February 2018 13: 43
    +6
    Jordan’s habit of buying used armored vehicles remained, which is a bad habit.
    1. ancestors from Don
      ancestors from Don 26 February 2018 13: 46
      +5
      This is a lifestyle, all the garbage from the lordly table is considered the best for them. My question is, who are they going to fight with this amount of iron?
      1. just exp
        just exp 26 February 2018 14: 05
        +5
        Well, the challenge is not so trash.
        what delivered me is that they remove the challengers and leave the M60. this is how to remove the T-72 from armament and leave the T-55 (although it will be more accurate to compare with the T-62)
        1. Seaman77
          Seaman77 26 February 2018 14: 22
          +2
          Quote: just explo
          they remove the Challengers, and leave the M60. this is how to remove the T-72 from armament and leave the T-55 (although it will be more accurate to compare with the T-62)

          They rent tanks buy BMP. It seems that they decided to save a little.
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 26 February 2018 13: 46
      +2
      Quote: Giant thought
      Jordan’s habit of buying used armored vehicles remained, which is a bad habit.

      mean! and it’s unlikely that they will fork out for our tanks ... they will buy second-hand abrams again ... at an expensive price.
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 26 February 2018 14: 15
        +4
        Quote: Andrew Y.

        mean! and it’s unlikely that they will fork out for our tanks ... they will buy second-hand abrams again ... at an expensive price.

        They are not rich.
    3. Chertt
      Chertt 26 February 2018 13: 48
      +3
      BMP Marder 1A3, decommissioned in Germany. The Bundeswehr plans to transfer 50 vehicles as an aid.
      In addition, Jordan received a total of 500 wheeled armored vehicles MRAP types Caiman, Cougar and RG-33L from the USA.
      Only Ukrainians do not tell this news. From so many freebies they have massive heart attacks
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        1. An60
          An60 27 February 2018 09: 01
          +4
          And there are Humvees, and English armored cars (that is yours) .And assault rifles will also be mine. Rest in peace.
        2. Chertt
          Chertt 27 February 2018 11: 26
          0
          Quote: sveta2016.grigoreva
          in foreign countries with their (world) do not climb

          We don’t need someone else’s. We do not give our
        3. Abel
          Abel 27 February 2018 23: 32
          +1
          Quote: sveta2016.grigoreva
          we (Oplot) and (Bulat) have-

          And how many do you have?
          1. sveta2016.grigoreva
            sveta2016.grigoreva 20 March 2018 22: 20
            +1
            Come count, do you know the address? - love
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 26 February 2018 13: 46
    +3
    It seems that not the poorest country, but the military second-hand constantly grazes. After all, anyway, the result is not very cheap ...
  3. Kars
    Kars 26 February 2018 13: 47
    +5
    My favorite western tank))
    It is unlikely that the Cuban will fuss and buy a couple for exposure.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 26 February 2018 13: 59
      +2
      A few years ago, you did a review of the best MBT. Do you want to please readers yet ?. Or are you afraid that the "bones will wash" hi laughing
      1. Kars
        Kars 26 February 2018 14: 07
        +4
        So I didn’t do it, I just copied it) until I came across an interesting rating.
        1. Chertt
          Chertt 26 February 2018 14: 09
          +3
          Quote: Kars
          So I didn’t do it, I just copied it)

          But honestly bully
  4. san4es
    san4es 26 February 2018 13: 49
    +2
    TACTICAL AND TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BASIC BATTLE TANK “CHALLENGER-1”
    Crew, pers. Xnumx
    Combat weight, t 62
    Dimensions, mm:
    body length 8327
    length with cannon forward 11550
    3518 width
    2500 height
    Armament (caliber) mm:
    gun 120
    machine gun 2x7,62
    Ammunition, pcs .:
    shots 52
    rounds of 4000
    Engine power, hp Xnumx
    Maximum speed, km / h 56
    Cruising range, km 500

  5. gukoyan
    gukoyan 26 February 2018 13: 53
    0
    Heh, Challenger 1 is considered a very unsuccessful car ... The British at one time were not so bad they shoved them)))
    The same Chieftains were many times better than him)
  6. Professor
    Professor 26 February 2018 14: 35
    +4
    “The Royal Jordanian Army now has eight regular tank battalions, four of which are equipped with a total of 182 received from the US main tanks M60A3, upgraded with the installation of the Raytheon Integrated Fire Control System (IFCS). Four other battalions are equipped with the former British main tanks Challenger 1, referred to in Jordan Al Hussein ", - stated in the material.

    In 1999-2004, Jordan bought almost the entire fleet of obsolete tanks from the British army, receiving a total of 404 units. Now it has been decided to phase out all the Challenger 1 tanks, leaving only the upgraded M60А3 tanks in service.

    It is a logical decision to halve the atavism park. The remaining ones are enough to fight with the neighbors (if at all), and it’s bad to drive barefoot against them. In this case, wheeled vehicles are much more useful. The Jordanians understood this well by the example of the Assad fiasco.
    1. Kars
      Kars 26 February 2018 14: 42
      +5
      Assad or Emirate fiasco in Yemen?
      1. Professor
        Professor 26 February 2018 14: 58
        +5
        Quote: Kars
        Assad or Emirate fiasco in Yemen?

        All together still believe in these endangered mammoths.
        1. Kars
          Kars 26 February 2018 17: 33
          +3
          Strange) but how many 4 mercans a year does Israel do? 50?
          1. Professor
            Professor 26 February 2018 20: 29
            +2
            Quote: Kars
            Strange) but how many 4 mercans a year does Israel do? 50?

            Money for fish again? How many armored brigades did Israel have? How many Abrams are producing a closed plant in the USA? How many Armats are planning to purchase? wink
            1. Kars
              Kars 26 February 2018 21: 24
              +3
              I don’t know how many brigades) but I saw the Old about purchases of tanks and armored personnel carriers by Israel. Although if you should be taken off as truth) and the plant in Lima is not closed, plus why did you buy your Trophy, and what’s the main thing t80 and t90 are modernized and purchased.
              1. Professor
                Professor 27 February 2018 08: 34
                +1
                Quote: Kars
                How many brigades I do not know)

                You do not know, but you are trying to argue.

                Quote: Kars
                and here I saw the information on purchases of tanks and armored personnel carriers by Israel. although if you have to be taken for the truth, there should be a write-off) yes

                You look at the line at the bottom of the table. How many have written off and how many have adopted it in the table itself. Interesting in "Total." wink

                Quote: Kars
                Yes, and the plant in Lima is not closed

                Yah? And when did the last new Abrams get off his conveyor? And when was the last turbine on Abrams released (and where)?

                Quote: Kars
                , plus for some reason, your Trophies were bought for Abrams, and the Glavone Armata that T80 and T90 are being modernized and are being purchased.

                Why did they buy Trophy? What would give a tank worth millions of dollars any chance to survive in a battle with a barefoot rebel armed with a cheap penny RPG, CEP. Why is Armat so small? Not enough for one fight.
                1. An60
                  An60 27 February 2018 09: 04
                  +1
                  So admit that it’s cheaper to build a fence than a Chariot.
              2. Abel
                Abel 27 February 2018 23: 35
                +1
                Armata has been undergoing military trials since 2018, stay tuned
  7. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 26 February 2018 14: 43
    +1
    In exchange, it is planned to equip two battalions with Canta armored Centauro 1 armored vehicles with the wheel formula 8 x8 acquired from the presence of the Italian army. Total will be purchased 141 machine.

    What a hat! Imagine wheeled tanks in Syria .... when all the bandits have either TOU or Cornets and bassoons ... and many other types of S-60 57mm ...
  8. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 26 February 2018 15: 02
    +5
    Everything is easier. Jordan has no one to fight. They drive away Bandyukov from their border with Syria quite successfully - there were several incidents, nothing happened. There are no special problems with Iraq. The king supports the Iraqis, receives refugees. 25 years of peace agreement with Israel. No complaints. It is strictly observed. By the way, Israel, for its part, is the guarantor of the security there: under the agreement, each country is obliged to prevent any hostile actions against the other side. For the United States, Jordan is one of the main allies outside of NATO. So, in which case, there is someone to not offend them. The army is small. They are trying to spend money not on weapons, but on citizens. There is subsidized bread. Refugees from Syria and Iraq are also not cheap. Abdullah the Second is not just there, the country is not rich, but as they say, "holds the head proudly." hi
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 26 February 2018 15: 26
      +2
      Arabs always have a danger of internal unrest. (As in Syria). Syria was also quite an independent country. The water weakened and went into the hut.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 26 February 2018 15: 45
        +6
        Quote: Zaurbek
        Arabs always have a danger of internal unrest. (As in Syria). Syria was also quite an independent country. The water weakened and went into the hut.

        Bashar al-Assad is his own evil Pinocchio. Got power from the hands of dad. He brought his people to the handle. Half a million dead, 100 000 toll on their dungeons, 5 million refugees. He is Alavite and hated by local Sunnis / Shiites, etc. Nowadays he is supported only by Russian bayonets.
        The king is in a similar position. He is a Bedouin and is not loved by his own citizens. But Avdallah is the heir to the Throne and, as a true monarch, treats his people better. Instead of buying expensive tanks, Avdalla believes that it is better to feed his people. There are no political repressions, a dinar in price, tourism is booming, Jordanians cannot be found among refugees.
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 26 February 2018 16: 54
          +2
          A leader may not be good at all - Saddam, for example. The strength of his hands and power is important. The power weakened and the tribes went for a walk. Good Arabs will start supplying them with neighbors from different sides such as Qatar and the Saudis ... and away we go ...
          My fellow tribesmen basically form the basis of the military elite and the personal guard of the King of Jordan. And not just like that.
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 26 February 2018 19: 20
            +3
            Quote: Zaurbek
            A leader may not be good at all - Saddam, for example. The strength of his hands and power is important. The power weakened and the tribes went for a walk. Good Arabs will start supplying them with neighbors from different sides such as Qatar and the Saudis ... and away we go ...
            My fellow tribesmen basically form the basis of the military elite and the personal guard of the King of Jordan. And not just like that.

            The personal protection of the Jordanian monarchs is traditionally engaged in the Circassians. good
            By the way, what kind of wind brought the Circassian to Finland? hi
            1. An60
              An60 27 February 2018 09: 06
              +1
              Surely the Circassian was tired of the Jews.
        2. LASVEGAS
          LASVEGAS 26 February 2018 17: 23
          +1
          If the king is not loved, the tanks will not help him. Or they will help, only they will "not love" him even more. no firm hand - no power. There are a lot of examples from history, and even quite a “recent” history.
        3. Vasyan1971
          Vasyan1971 26 February 2018 20: 55
          +1
          Quote: A. Privalov
          Bashar al-Assad is his own evil Pinocchio.

          Quote: A. Privalov
          He Alavite

          I see ...
  9. andrewkor
    andrewkor 26 February 2018 17: 50
    +1
    Let me remind distinguished interlocutors that Jordan is the only operator in the world of two serial IL-76MF!
  10. k_ply
    k_ply 26 February 2018 22: 51
    0
    Not the worst Jordanian tank, when compared with the same M60A3 with a 105-mm gun, against a 120-mm rifled L11. In my opinion, better armor, a lower silhouette and two-l more powerful (1200 hp). Although the "Leopard-2A1-A4" and does not reach the SLA and reliability. The Arabs' closure is more likely with spare parts, shells and qualified maintenance, and it’s not Israel who knows how to modernize.
  11. gorenina91
    gorenina91 27 February 2018 05: 26
    0
    - So they "bought" at the "second hand" price ...
    -And Russia generally has a "habit" ... -to put military equipment on credit ... -and then "write off debts" ...
    1. Valery Saitov
      Valery Saitov 2 March 2018 14: 11
      0
      So it was in the USSR, and now the grandmother’s contract, and then they begin to manufacture an export batch. Look through the MO website.
  12. Kent0001
    Kent0001 27 February 2018 12: 22
    +1
    It is touched by such a ROYAL ARMY, which collects all the scrap around the world, and continues to collect ... not far from the Sumerians, the current would also be for Freebies ......
  13. Dukat22
    Dukat22 1 March 2018 00: 58
    0
    Quote: Kent0001
    It is touched by such a ROYAL ARMY, which collects all the scrap around the world, and continues to collect ... not far from the Sumerians, the current would also be for Freebies ......

    they took it directly and wrote it off, they wrote to their militants, it’s not for nothing that the Amer’s base in the north is standing there, there’s a war nearby and they are writing off, they will burn this old one in Syria, but they will take it later, there is a reason.
  14. Valery Saitov
    Valery Saitov 2 March 2018 14: 09
    0
    ... armed BMP Marder 1A3, decommissioned in Germany)))
    They’re buying up scrap ... but for what? If only it was? Especially not adapted to the sand. Unless clan showdowns suggest.