U.S. Artillery Command, Control and Communications equipment for Jordan


The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Jordan of up to 700 Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) software license copies and related equipment for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 25 February.


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The proposed upgrade will allow the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) to fire Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System-Alternative Warhead (GMLRS-AW) rockets using a digital fire control system (Picture source: U.S. Army)


The Government of Jordan has requested to buy up to 700 Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) software license copies with a tailored, international ballistic kernel. Also included are up to 200 each laptop and tablet computers, ancillary computer mounting hardware, battery kits and chargers, printers, scanners, network routers and communication hardware, modems, 250 each diesel-fueled 5-kilowatt auxiliary power units (APUs), 100 each diesel-fueled electrical power generators, 50 each model 7800-HF 150-Watt high-frequency radios, 500 each model 7850-MB 50-Watt multiband (UHF&VHF) radios, 55 each model 7850-MB IO-Watt multiband (UHF&VHF) radios, all the required cables and components, required engineering and installation services, operations, integration, and maintenance services, contractor furnished support, communications support equipment, tools and test equipment, training, U.S. Government technical/logistical Support, contractor technical support, spares and support equipment, and other related elements of logistical and program support services. The estimated cost is $300 million.

The proposed upgrade will allow the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) to fire Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System-Alternative Warhead (GMLRS-AW) rockets using a digital fire control system. The expansion will ensure uniformity among all indirect fire systems used by the JAF. The upgrade and expansion of the AFATDS fire control system will allow the JAF to defend its borders and ground forces with indirect fire weapon systems. This proposed sale will advance the JAF's efforts to modernize its military and to enhance interoperability with U.S., allied, and coalition military forces.

The prime contractors for the AFATDS and supporting equipment include Raytheon and Harris. This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.


 

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