U.S. Funds Jordan Border Defense Against ISIS

(Defense News) Barbara Opall-Rome - A U.S.-funded $100 million program to guard the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan against infiltrators from the Islamic State is nearing completion. The Jordan Border Security Project is now operational along a 160-mile stretch bordering Syria and another 115-mile demarcation line with Iraq. It will assist the Jordanian Armed Forces in patrolling the borders with rapid response vehicles, manning stationary watchtowers and running an operational command center. The system is integrated with day and night cameras, ground radars, and a full command, control and communications suite. "If there's a person or a car coming across the border, the system picks it up automatically and the information is relayed to operational command headquarters," said Andrei Gugiu, director for border security and critical infrastructure protection at Raytheon.

2016-05-30 00:00:00

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