Raytheon awarded $46.6 million contract to upgrade Jordanian battle tanks
US-based Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC) has been awarded a $46.6 million contract by the Jordan Armed Forces to upgrade their M60 main battle tank with Raytheon's Integrated Fire Control System (IFCS).
RTSC will upgrade 50 IFCS systems already installed in Jordanian M60 tanks under a prior contract. The company will install IFCS kits in 50 additional M60s, and will provide spares for all the systems. Raytheon will assemble and test the kits in Indianapolis, US and will provide technical assistance to Jordan Armed Forces personnel during the installation in Jordan.
Raytheon has been working with Jordan's King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) for the past three years on its Phoenix Level 1 IFCS upgrade and Level 2 Lethality upgrade efforts for the M60 main battle tank, a program designed to incrementally increase the M60's operational capability. Through that effort, one battalion has been fitted with this upgrade capability and deployed and is currently in-service with the Jordan Armed Forces. More than 2,000 rounds have already been successfully fired using the Phoenix Level 1 upgraded tanks.
KADDB is an agency of the Jordanian government tasked with the design, development, and transition to manufacture of prototype military equipment. KADDB operates as an independent governmental organization within the Jordan Armed Forces.
RTSC, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, provides technology solutions for defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. It specializes in customized engineering services; logistics and supply chain management; training; and science, research and engineering services. — (menareport.com)
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