Royal Jordanian Army Awards SDLE A Multi-Million Euros Contract
(Source: Star Defence Logistics & Engineering; issued Nov 15, 2018)
Spain’s Star Defence has been awarded a contract for the modernization of the Jordanian Army’s first-generation Centauro 8x8 armored vehicles, built in Italy and also in service with the Spanish Army. (SDL&E photo)
Star Defence Logistics & Engineering (SDLE) has won a multi-million Euros contract for the reactivation, maintenance and modernization of 80 first-generation Centauro Cavalry Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) of the Royal Jordanian Army.

This is the first time in the last twenty years that a company from the Spanish defense industry has obtained an export contract of this magnitude for maintenance, modernization of military armoured military vehicles and associated training.

The fleet of 80 Centauro CRVs, originating from Italy, will have its operational relevance extended through the modernization of the fire control system and the thermal cameras.

SDLE was selected in an international tender which also included the Centauro CRV manufacturer, the Iveco-Oto Melara (CIO) consortium.

The contract was signed a few months ago, after two years of negotiations, during which SDLE and the Jordan Army Forces (JAF) – in the Knowledge of the Spanish Ministry of Defense – have set the contractual scope.

The contract constitutes an integral service for which SDLE is committed with the JAF for provide technical assistance during the entire life cycle of these vehicles.

Training for the Jordanian Army

In addition to the modernization and supply of spare parts and special tools for the Centauro CRV, SDLE will provide the necessary advice and training for the reactivation of the vehicles by the Royal Jordanian forces.

In order to provide an Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), SDLE has dispatched a team of between 10 and 20 technicians and engineers to the facilities of the Royal Jordanian Army.

Star Defense Logistics & Engineering has an extensive experience as independent distributor of spare parts for military vehicles and equipment. SDLE is one of the main suppliers of the military sector in Spain, and is already exporting products and services to more than 25 countries.


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