Jordan has taken delivery of a Lockheed Martin C-130H from the US Government, the latest part of a military-aid package donated by Washington to boost the Arab nation's defence forces. Jordan now has five C-130s and is hoping for more, according to its air force chief-of-staff Maj Gen Mohammad Ababneh. The US has already handed over other military equipment, including helicopters, armoured vehicles and warships. Within the next 12 months, the US Clinton Administration is expected to donate the centrepiece of its aid package - 16 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters. Ababneh now says that Jordan intends¹ to ask the USA for additional F-16s.

Source: Flight International