Released on Thursday, September 28, 2006
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible
Foreign Military Sale to Jordan of a Command, Control, Communications,
Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance System as well as
associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are
exercised, could be as high as $450 million.
The Government of Jordan has requested a possible sale of a Commercial Off the
Shelf (COTS) National Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence,
Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) System. The proposed sale will consist
of major improvements to Jordan’s military communications in three (3) major
1.- A C4ISR subsystem capable of serving multiple internal services and agencies
2.- A communication subsystem comprised of multiple communications segments
addressing various communications specific upgrades.
3.- An Air Defense subsystem capable of early warning of air attack and
real-time Command and Control (C2) of national air defense forces.
The major components of the upgraded capability are COTS hardware (HW) and
software (SW) that has been exported previously to other United States Allies.
1.- As part of the C4ISR subsystem, the upgrade will enable increased planning,
analysis, as well as quick and effective transmission of intelligence data,
operational information, and logistical information to various levels of
military and civilian authority in Jordan.
2.- As a part of the above major communications upgrades, the U.S. will provide
facility modifications, as well as logistical and technical support in several
areas to include: Establishment of a maintenance facility in Jordan to maintain
delivered hardware and software; technical training; and establishment of a
Modeling and Simulation Center to enhance the Jordanian ability to train and
maintain proficiency with the systems provided and modifications to the current
heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) environments, as well as HVAC
control systems, building lighting, and electric power distribution where
The following contains a general description of the types of hardware, software,
and services to be provided under this proposed sale:
1.- Major components of the C4ISR provide capabilities primarily through the use
of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software and hardware.
2.- The major components of the communications subsystem will include: The Long
Haul Communications (LHC) consisting of upgrades to Jordan’s microwave and fiber
networks; The Last Mile Communication (LMC) segment linking the LHC segment;
Wireless Communications providing connectivity to mobile forces; Radio Frequency
(RF) communications for all command levels; and The Tactical Wired
Communications at the Company and Platoon levels.
3.- Major components of the Air Defense subsystem upgrade will incorporate third
generation air defense software, installation of an industry standard operating
system with open architecture and COTS hardware and software, improved
workstations and voice switches. The estimated cost is $450 million.
The proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national security
objectives of the United States by improving the security of a key regional
partner who has proven to be a vital force for political stability and peace in
the Middle East.
Jordan needs this equipment to upgrade its entire C4ISR capability from
Platoon/Company through higher echelons to the General Headquarters. These
defense articles and services will enable Jordan to more effectively organize
its armed forces to be able to respond quickly, effectively, and comprehensively
to situations concerning its national security. Jordan will have no difficulty
absorbing these articles and services into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic
military balance in the region.
The prime contractor will be Northrop Grumman Corporation of Linthicum, Maryland
and there are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this
The United States Government and contractor representatives will participate in
program services and technical reviews during 2006 to 2013. The number of
in-country U.S. Government personnel and contractor representatives required to
support this program will be determined in joint negotiations as the program
proceeds through the development, production, and equipment installation phases.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this
proposed sale. This notice of a potential sale is required by law; it does not
mean that the sale has been concluded.
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C2 - Command and Control
C4ISR - Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
COTS - Commercial Off-The-Shelf
DSCA - Defense Security Cooperation Agency
FMS - Foreign Military Sale
HVAC - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
HW - Hardware
LHC - Long Haul Communications
LMC - Last Mile Communication
SW - Software