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Jordan buys TOW anti-tank systems from the USA

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The Jordanian military department concluded an agreement with the Pentagon to purchase a consignment of ATGM TOW manufactured by Raytheon, RIA News message of the press service of the company.




It is reported that "Raytheon will start deliveries of anti-tank missile systems (ATGW) TOW in 2016 year." At the same time, the cost of the contract and the volume of supply are not specified.

The press service noted that "TOW ATGMs are in service with more than 40 foreign armed forces, the complexes have been deployed on more than 15 thousands of ground, transport and helicopter platforms around the world."

The publication recalls that these complexes are actively used by militants in Syria on government armored vehicles, including against tankssupplied by Russia.
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  1. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 11 May 2016 11: 30
    +5
    That is not Jordan, but the overthrown government that overthrew the previous government.
    1. jjj
      jjj 11 May 2016 11: 31
      +3
      Few people are interested in such oriental subtleties in the West.
      1. Michael67
        Michael67 11 May 2016 11: 39
        0
        Subtleties are not interested, maybe.
        But the supply of anti-tank systems is real.
        And somehow it is necessary to counteract these complexes.
        1. Shuttle
          Shuttle 11 May 2016 11: 47
          0
          Quote: Michael67
          Subtleties are not interested, maybe.
          But the supply of anti-tank systems is real.
          And somehow it is necessary to counteract these complexes.


          So it is necessary - Syrian "birdhouses" turn American TOU-2 missiles into useless trash.





          The Syrians managed to establish mass production of these products, which have already received the nickname "birdhouses", and began to massively install them not only on tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, but even on cars.
          1. just exp
            just exp 11 May 2016 11: 58
            +5
            so what are the Syrian tanks knocking out?
            not really the Tau igilovs do not know that they were put up by birdhouses that do not allow Tau to hit the target?
          2. Professor
            Professor 11 May 2016 12: 38
            +1
            Quote: Shuttle
            This is how it should be - the Syrian "birdhouses" are turning American TOU-2 missiles into useless trash.

            Useless trash? Oh well. wink

            It turns out that our monsters are not afraid of the second generation ATGM? lol


          3. loki565
            loki565 11 May 2016 12: 43
            -3
            And how do these birdhouses prevent TOU-2
            The TOU-2 rocket is controlled by wire, which reduces the range of use compared to the CORNET but is practically not subject to interference by either laser or aerosol. The maximum that these birdhouses can prevent is the exposure to the TOU-2 laser rangefinder
            1. Professor
              Professor 11 May 2016 12: 48
              0
              Quote: loki565
              The TOU-2 rocket is controlled by wire, which reduces the range of use compared to the CORNET but is practically not subject to interference by either laser or aerosol. The maximum that these birdhouses can prevent is the exposure to the TOU-2 laser rangefinder

              Does TOU have a laser rangefinder? wink
              ATGM BGM-71 TOW
              1. Vaha
                Vaha 11 May 2016 21: 43
                0
                On the new optical complex SABER there is a rangefinder and GPS which makes it possible to find out both the range and coordinates and goals. In the photo there is this SABER but it is unclear whether the Jordanians will receive it. Very expensive system but very good.
            2. Alexandr-NVR
              Alexandr-NVR 11 May 2016 13: 44
              +2
              You have porridge in your head.
              Managed - yes, by wire. So what? What does the method of transmitting control commands have to do with it?
              There is a headlamp on the projectile. Usually it is a xenon light source of a specific wavelength. The essence of the semi-automatic guidance mode is as follows:
              After start-up, the operator holds the sighting mark of the control device on the target. The correction scheme receives the glare of the lamp-headlights of the flying projectile, calculates the deviation from the firing line and transmits (in this case, wire-by-wire) control commands for correcting the trajectory.
              Now imagine that on the tank (or other target) a sufficiently powerful light source was lit, similar to the one on the projectile. Next - do you think of it yourself? )))
              This is all somewhat simplified, but this is not a lecture at the Higher School of Economics.

              In my opinion - a decent, reliable, not show off anti-tank systems.
              Heavier (this can be seen from the photo), therefore - more imprisoned for defense, those for their goals and objectives.
            3. Shuttle
              Shuttle 11 May 2016 16: 46
              0
              Quote: loki565
              And how do these birdhouses prevent TOU-2
              The TOU-2 rocket is controlled by wire, which reduces the range of use compared to the CORNET but is practically not subject to interference by either laser or aerosol. The maximum that these birdhouses can prevent is the exposure to the TOU-2 laser rangefinder

              Did you ask? We answer.

              In the sighting device on the launcher there is a so-called coordinator. Its task is to determine the deviation of the tracer - the xenon lamp and infrared emitter (TOW-2M) installed in the stern of the rocket. Depending on the sign and magnitude of the deviation, the coordinator generates commands to the rocket steering device. Control commands are transmitted over thin wires (many ATGMs operate on this principle, for example, the Russian “Baby”, “Bassoon”, western Milan). A microwire coil is also located at the rear of the rocket.
              An infrared emitter with its own modulator, installed in the rocket's stern in addition to the xenon lamp (in TOW-2A), which is also perceived by the coordinator, makes the Blind-type optoelectronic suppression system ineffective.
              But ...
              http://topwar.ru/90489-siriyskie-skvorechniki-uspeshno-glushat-amerikanskie-rake
              ty-tou-2.html
              Syrian “birdhouses” successfully “jam” American TOU-2 missiles.
              The news on Topwar.ru is from 08.02.16.
              hi
          4. Vadim237
            Vadim237 11 May 2016 13: 51
            0
            Yes, there were about 20-30 of these birdhouses there, probably for the whole army — yesterday they showed a video with three wrecked tanks.
    2. Andrey K
      Andrey K 11 May 2016 12: 08
      +6
      Jordan is "that" or not "that", but just yesterday, here, on the VO, a video surfaced with the use of the TOW ATGM in Syria, where the T-90 SAA was allegedly shot down south of Aleppo.
      The ATGM flow went to Syria, and the Jordanians are nothing more than logistics organizers and procurement sponsors.
  2. Yak-15
    Yak-15 11 May 2016 11: 31
    +1
    Foul Yankees are always in their repertoire. Mattress nits start wars around the world, then they sell weapons to the warring parties and collect their infamous gesheft.
  3. dckx
    dckx 11 May 2016 11: 37
    0
    If this is not another outlier (I have not found confirmation on the site yet), then the bell is sad.
    1. just exp
      just exp 11 May 2016 11: 59
      0
      with what? Arabs at Tau billets are buying. Or do you think that it will be for the militants?
  4. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 11 May 2016 11: 39
    0
    The publication reminds that these systems are actively used by militants in Syria on armored vehicles of government forces, including against tanks supplied by Russia.


    I don’t know what to think: the order took place because of the video on YouTube, or did the video start after the order as information support? And why does VO write about this?
    1. lelikas
      lelikas 11 May 2016 11: 49
      +3
      Quote: Knizhnik
      I don’t know what to think: the order took place because of the video on YouTube, or did the video start after the order as information support? And why does VO write about this?

      Military Review - according to this, he writes about galloping primates, the reading is already sick, and here, the news is completely on the topic.
      It’s quite possible that the video, the Jordanians had watched before.
      1. Knizhnik
        Knizhnik 11 May 2016 13: 06
        +1
        The "galloping" ones are really tired.
        There are no complaints about the topic, quite the contrary, only that’s what worries: 2 offers, in fact, news, minimum details. One suggestion on where and how much is in the world. One video suggestion (why?). The post is ready ?!
  5. Owl
    Owl 11 May 2016 11: 48
    0
    Then from these "Tou" they shoot at the Syrian tanks.
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 11 May 2016 14: 33
    +6
    TOU2 became the "King of Syria".
    All actions of the Syrian army stumble over them.
    Here are the neighbors and was bustling with shopping.
    1. Absurdidat
      Absurdidat 11 May 2016 18: 31
      +1
      The King of Syria is the Russian General Staff, as was recently proved to your world. Arrived, did what they wanted, flew away ...
  7. bert123
    bert123 11 May 2016 19: 58
    -2
    Quote: Absurdidat
    The King of Syria is the Russian General Staff, as was recently proved to your world. Arrived, did what they wanted, flew away ...

    .... and achieved nothing