Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Raise the subject of Arab military-industrial production and the country that springs to mind is Egypt. A historian might recall Iraq’s early arms industry; a Gulf analyst might think of the weapons development projects being financed by the United Arab Emirates. Few would think of Jordan. But according to promotional literature, Jordan’s armed forces have entered joint venture partnerships with at least 26 foreign defense companies, [1] to produce everything from pre-packaged field rations and boots to backpack-portable drones and armored vehicles.

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How to cite this article:

Shana Marshall "Jordan’s Military-Industrial Complex and the Middle East’s New Model Army," Middle East Report 267 (Summer 2013).