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Defense

The defense of Jordan comprises (2010) 101,000 men enlisted, of which the army is 88,000 men with 65,000 men in reserve. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that JOR stands for Jordan. The army is organized in four commands with a central operational reserve. In total, 13 brigades are deployed with 1,200 tanks. The Navy comprises 500 men with 13 patrol vessels. The Air Force comprises 13,500 men with 102 fighter aircraft and 25 combat helicopters. Semi-military security forces amount to 10,000 men. The so-called People's Army comprises 35,000 men. The stock is primarily of American origin.

Military of Jordan

Defense costs decreased in 1985-2008 from 15.9% to 10.6% of GDP. Jordan participates in the UN peacekeeping operation with a battalion in Ivory Coast (UNOCI), a battalion in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and a company in Liberia (UNMIL). They also contribute observers in Afghanistan (ISAF), Congo (Kinshasa) (MUNOC), Iraq (UNAMI), Nepal (UNMIN), Sudan (UNAMID, UNMIS) and Western Sahara (MINURSO).

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