Jordan Defense Market Size, Trends, Budget Allocation, Regulations, Acquisitions, Competitive Landscape and Forecast to 2029

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Jordan Defense Market Report Overview

In 2024, Jordan’s defense budget is worth $2.5 billion. The Jordanian defense industry including US military aid is expected to register steady growth at a CAGR of more than 3% during 2025-2029, owing to the surge in counter-terrorist operations in neighboring countries to control the spread of Islamic State (IS) and its extremist ideology.

Jordan is located in a volatile region of the Middle East. With neighboring countries including Syria, Iraq, Palestine, and Israel, Jordan needs to have a strong, modern military to better control cross-border terrorism. Jordan also hosts a large refugee population fleeing war-stricken regions such as Iraq, Syria, and Palestine.

Jordan Defense Market Outlook, 2024-2029 ($ Billion)

Jordan Defense Market Outlook, 2024-2029 ($ Billion)

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The Jordan defense market research report provides the market size forecast and the projected growth rate for the next five years. Furthermore, our analysts have carried out a comprehensive industry analysis to determine key market drivers, emerging technology trends, key sectors, and major challenges faced by market participants. The Jordan defense market study has also assessed key factors and government programs that are expected to influence the demand for military platforms over the forecast period.

Market Size (2024) $2.5 Billion
CAGR (2025-2029) >3%
Forecast Period 2025-2029
Historical Period 2020-2024
Key Sectors ·       Military Fixed Wing Aircraft

·       Military Rotorcraft

·       Military Radar

·       Military Land Vehicles

·       Electronic Warfare

·       Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Leading Companies ·       Bell Helicopter Textron Inc

·       China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp

·       Lockheed Martin Corp

·       The Alvis Car Company Limited

·       BAE Systems Land and Armaments L.P.

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Jordan Defense Market Drivers

Overseas counter-terrorist operations and steps undertaken to boost the domestic defense industry are driving the Jordan defense market growth.

  • Boosting the domestic defense industry: Since its inception in 1999, the Jordan Design and Development Bureau (JODDB), Jordan’s sole domestic defense company, has established itself as the preferred global partner in terms of defense manufacturing in the Middle East. Since Jordan is not an industrial economy, the JODDB has various strategic international partnerships to develop and produce a product or military technology.

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Jordan Military Doctrines and Defense Strategies

National security and counter-terrorism continue to be the focus of Jordan’s military doctrine. Due to instability and the presence of terrorist networks in its neighboring countries, Jordan ensures that no terrorist elements cross over the border to Jordan from Syria and Iraq. The Jordanian Special Operations Command (JORSOCOM) takes care of primary roles such as reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, search and rescue, and the protection of important religious and tourist sites. The Special Forces are also assigned to carry out precision strikes against critical enemy targets even if they are beyond the borders.

Jordan has traditionally always followed a pro-Western policy and enjoys cordial relations with all Western nations. After the Gulf War, Jordan established diplomatic relations and is an active participant in trying to establish a peace process across the Middle East, as part of this, it has provided its troops for UN peacekeeping missions.

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Jordan Defense Market Segmentation by Sectors

The key sectors in the Jordan defense market are military rotorcraft, military radar, military land vehicles, military fixed-wing aircraft, electronic warfare, and military unmanned aerial vehicles, among others. In 2024, military fixed-wing aircraft accounted for the highest share in the Jordan defense market.

Jordan Defense Market Analysis by Sectors, 2024 (%)

Jordan Defense Market Analysis by Sectors, 2024 (%)

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Jordan Defense Market - Competitive Landscape

A few of the leading defense companies operating in Jordan are:

  • Bell Helicopter Textron Inc
  • China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp
  • Lockheed Martin Corp
  • The Alvis Car Company Limited
  • BAE Systems Land and Armaments L.P.

In January 2023, Jordan finalized the deal to procure twelve units of Lockheed Martin’s F-16C/D as part of Jordan’s modernization plan. The deal includes an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars, GPS INS and IFF systems, and targeting pods among others.

Jordan Defense Market Analysis by Companies

Jordan Defense Market Analysis by Companies

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Segments Covered in the Report

Jordan Defense Market Sectors Outlook (Value, $ Billion, 2020-2029)

  • Military Rotorcraft
  • Military Radar
  • Military Land Vehicles
  • Military Fixed Wing Aircraft
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles



The report provides:

  • Jordan’s defense budget: Detailed analysis of Jordan’s 2024 defense budget broken down into market size and market share. This is coupled with an examination of key current and future acquisitions.
  • Regulation: The procurement policy and process is explained. This is coupled with an analysis of Jordan’s military doctrine and strategy to provide a comprehensive overview of Jordan’s military procurement regulation.
  • Security Environment: Political alliances and perceived security threats to Jordan are examined and help to explain trends in spending and modernization.
  • Competitive landscape and strategic insights: Analysis of the competitive landscape of Jordan’s defense industry.

Key Highlights

• Jordan’s defense expenditure including US military aid grew from $2.1 billion in 2020 to $2.5 billion in 2024, reflecting a CAGR of 4.7% during 2020–24. The budget is expected to grow to $3 billion in 2029 reflecting a CAGR of 4% during 2020–24. Jordan recorded a cumulative budget of $11.7 billion from 2020 to 2024.

• Drivers of Defense expenditure include modernization of depleting equipment and combatting volatile security environment.

• The most attractive sectors in Jordan’s defense market are military fixed wing aircraft, military land vehicles and military radar.

• Major ongoing procurement program includes procurement of F-16C/D.

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  • Determine prospective investment areas based on a detailed Jordan defense market trend analysis over the next five years.
  • Understand the underlying factors driving demand for different defense and internal security segments in the Jordan market and identify the opportunities offered.
  • Strengthen your understanding of the market in terms of demand drivers, market trends, and the latest technological developments, among others.
  • Identify the major threats driving the Jordan defense market and provide a clear picture of future opportunities that can be tapped, resulting in revenue expansion.
  • Channel resources by focusing on the ongoing programs undertaken by the Jordan government.
  • Make correct business decisions based on an in-depth analysis of the competitive landscape consisting of detailed profiles of the top defense equipment providers in the country. The company profiles also include information about the key products, alliances, recent contracts awarded, and financial analysis, wherever available.

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Jordan Design and Development Bureau
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Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Defense Budget Assessment

    • 2.1. Budgeting Process
    • 2.2. Defense Market Size Historic And Forecast
    • 2.3. Drivers Of Defense Expenditure
    • 2.4. Analysis of Defense Expenditure Allocation
    • 2.5. Analysis Of Defense Budget Allocation

  • 3. Military Doctrine and Security Environment

    • 3.1. Military Doctrine and Strategy
    • 3.2. Strategic Alliances and Geopolitics
    • 3.3. Political, Social and Economic Scenario

  • 4. Market Entry Strategy and Regulations

    • 4.1. Defense Procurement Bodies
    • 4.2. Funding Opportunities
    • 4.3. Procurement Policy and Market Regulations
    • 4.4. Market Entry Routes
    • 4.5. Key Challenges
    • 4.6. Major Deals and M&A

  • 5. Market Attractiveness and Emerging Opportunities

    • 5.1. Market Attractiveness by Defense Sector
    • 5.2. Top Sectors in the Jordan Defense Market
    • 5.3. Top Defense Segments by Value

  • 6. Defense Platforms Import and Export Dynamics

    • 6.1. Defense Platform Import Dynamics
    • 6.2. Defense Platform Export Dynamics

  • 7. Defense Platform Acquisitions

    • 7.1. Defense Platform Acquisitions By Value
    • 7.2. F-16C/D

  • 8. Fleet Size

    • 8.1. Army
    • 8.2. Air Force
    • 8.3. Navy

  • 9. Competitive Landscape

    • 9.1. Defense Companies Operating in Jordan
    • 9.2. Main Defense Companies

  • 10. Appendix

    • 10.1. About This Report
    • 10.2. About Us
    • 10.3. Contact Us

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