King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) announced it has signed a contract to expand its ammunition factory with a key international Turkish company (MKEK) to increase its production capacity to 30 million rounds annually from several types of light weapons ammunition.
In a statement to Petra News Agency, Major General (ret.) Mohammed Farghal, the Bureau’s Director General, said KADDB’s strategic plan since the establishment of its ammunition factory seeks to expand horizontally and vertically to produce most types of ammunition used in the Jordanian armed forces and security departments in economic quantities.
This expansion, he affirmed, enables Jordan to meet the local and regional demand for ammunition at “appropriate” prices, stressing such a step will not be the last.
“The strategic plan includes increasing production of ammunition types in the future to manufacture medium and heavy ammunitions,” he continued.
The workforce in ammunition factory are all Jordanians, and technology in the ammunition industry will be localized to maintain the KADDB’s strategic objective in investing in the Jordanian human potential, Farghal announced.
King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) was established in 1999, by a royal decree, as an independent government entity affiliated with the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF). The establishment of the Bureau was one of His Majesty’s King Abdullah II’s priorities the assumption of his constitutional powers to become an Arab defense nucleus in the region.
By being creative, innovative and by harnessing advanced technologies to serve Jordan’s national security through prompting self-reliance, building indigenous capabilities, supplying scientific and technical services, increasing the competitiveness of its manufacturing capacity, developing national labor competencies and know-how, adopting best practices, KADDB is dedicated to advancing, applying and facilitating high standards of research development through partnership and innovation with built-in institutional development and growth.