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    Jordan to Acquire TOW Anti-Armor Missiles From US Contractor Raytheon

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    US defense contractor Raytheon will begin delivery of its TOW missiles to the Jordanian Defense Ministry later this year, the company announced in a statement on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Jordan’s Ministry of Defense signed an agreement with the US Department of Defense to secure the deal, the statement noted. The company did not indicate how many of the weapons will be sold or at what cost.

    "Our international partners rely on the kind of extended-range precision TOW provides," Raytheon TOW Program Director Scott Speet said. "We're looking forward to providing them this capability for many years to come."

    The tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided weapon system can fire multi-mission TOW 2A, TOW 2B Aero and TOW Bunker Buster missiles. It is widely used as an anti-armor and anti-fortification weapon system throughout the world, according to Raytheon.

    The company says it has delivered more than 690,000 TOW missiles have been delivered to US and allied forces around the world.

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