“Northern Thunder” 2016 “رعد الشمال ” : The Guests

The 12-day “Northern Thunder” manoeuvres in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia ended up a couple of days ago leaving some nice photos of military vehicles published in many official governmental websites. The region’s biggest-ever military exercises included 20 nations from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The participating countries were Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Senegal, Sudan, Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Chad, Tunisia, Comoro Islands, Djibouti, Malaysia, Egypt, Mauritania, and Mauritius.

Egyptian Army:

 

 

Bahrain Defence Force:

 

 

Union Defence Force (UAE):

 

 

Jordanian Armed Forces:

 

Kuwait Army:

 

 

 

Royal Army of Oman:

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Royal Army of Oman VB2L TOW disembarking from a Royal Army of Oman C-130H during “Northern Thunder”

Qatar Armed Forces:

 

 

Sources:

Saudi Press Agency

Bahrain News Agency

Jordan News Agency

 

Middle Eastern Urutus

Tunisian National Guard

الحرس الوطني التونسي

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A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, March 2011.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, March 2011.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control,  January 2011. (AP Photo/Hedi Ben Salem)

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, January 2011. (AP Photo/Hedi Ben Salem)

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, April 2011.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, April 2011.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, April 2011.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, April 2011.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, April 2011.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, April 2011.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, April 2011.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, April 2011.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, November 2011.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, November 2011.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, May 2012.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, May 2012.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, June 2012.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control, June 2012.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

A Tunisian National Guard EE-11 URUTU Riot Control.

 

 

Libyan National Army

الجيش الوطني الليبي

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Libyan Army EE-11 URUTUs with Type 83 MRL.

A Libyan Army EE-11 URUTU with a Type 83 MRL.

 

 

Jordanian Gendarmerie

قوات الدرك الاردنية

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A Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with a KADDB weapon station.

A Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with a KADDB weapon station.

A Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with a KADDB weapon station.

A Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with a KADDB weapon station.

A Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with a KADDB weapon station.

A Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with a KADDB weapon station.

Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTUs with ET-MD turret, May 2010.

Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTUs with ET-MD turret, May 2010.

ONUCI Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTUs with ET-MD turret in Ivory Coast.

ONUCI Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTUs with ET-MD turret in Ivory Coast.

A ONUCI Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with ET-MD turret in Ivory Coast.

A ONUCI Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with ET-MD turret in Ivory Coast.

ONUCI Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTUs with ET-MD turret in Ivory Coast.

ONUCI Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTUs with ET-MD turret in Ivory Coast.

A ONUCI Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with ET-MD turret in Ivory Coast.

A ONUCI Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with ET-MD turret in Ivory Coast.

A ONUCI Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with ET-MD turret in Ivory Coast.

A ONUCI Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with ET-MD turret in Ivory Coast.

A Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with ET-MD turret, December 2013.

A Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with ET-MD turret, December 2013.

A Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with a KADDB weapon station, December 2013.

A Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with a KADDB weapon station, December 2013.

A Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with a KADDB weapon station, December 2013.

A Jordanian Gendarmerie EE-11 URUTU with a KADDB weapon station, December 2013.

 

More Urutus can be seen here, here and here.

MERCY: Franco-Jordanian training in Aqaba

A joint shooting exercise between Jordanian and French forces took place on the 1st and 2nd of April 2013 on the military camp of Al Humaïma, 60 km north of the port of Aqaba. The joint exercise, Mercy, put into action the entire French Army tactical group (GTE) onboard the BPC Tonnerre, 200 legionnaires and 50 vehicles, as well as two Gazelle and a Puma ALAT helicopters. The Jordanian side deployed a section of the Jordanian Armed Forces 61st Special Forces Battalion and their armored Humvees.

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Jordanian Armed Forces M1043A2 HMMWV of the 61st Special Forces Battalion during the exercise.

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A French ALAT SA-342M Gazelle Viviane during the exercise.

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A French Army VAB TOP during the exercise.

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French Army VAB TOP APCs during the exercise.

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A French Army legionnaire during the exercise.

Source: Ministère de la Defense/ECPAD

Jordan Celebrates the 57th anniversary of the Arabization of the Army Command

On the occasion of the celebration of the 57th anniversary of the Arabization of the Jordanian Army Command, The Jordan News Agency publishes several photos of the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF):

Royal Jordanian Land Force Saxon APCs and a Land Rover Defender 110.

Royal Jordanian Land Force Saxon APCs and a Land Rover Defender 110.

Royal Jordanian Land Force M1025A2 HMMWVs.

Royal Jordanian Land Force M1025A2 HMMWVs.

Royal Jordanian Land Force Al-Thalab LRPVs

Royal Jordanian Land Force Al-Thalab LRPVs

Royal Jordanian Land Force International MaxxPro MRAPs

Royal Jordanian Land Force International MaxxPro MRAPs

Royal Jordanian Land Force WM-80 MRL

Royal Jordanian Land Force WM-80 MRL

Royal Jordanian Land Force AB2 Al-Jawad

Royal Jordanian Land Force AB2 Al-Jawad

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16AM

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16AM

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16AM

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16AM

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16AM

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16AM

Royal Jordanian Air Force UH-60 Black Hawk

Royal Jordanian Air Force UH-60 Black Hawk

Royal Jordanian Air Force MD 530F

Royal Jordanian Air Force MD 530F

 

 

 

Photo Credits & Sources:

http://www.jaf.mil.jo

http://www.petra.gov.jo

 

 

 

JAF Activities of January

A Royal Jordanian Land Force Caterpillar D7G after the snow storm of early January 2013

A Royal Jordanian Land Force Caterpillar D7G after the snow storm of early January 2013

Royal Jordanian Land Force DAF YA-4442 trucks next to Syrian refugees in January 2013.

Royal Jordanian Land Force DAF YA-4442 trucks next to Syrian refugees in January 2013.

Royal Jordanian Land Force Land Rover Defender 110 pickup during military exercise in January 2013.

Royal Jordanian Land Force Land Rover Defender 110 pickup during military exercises in January 2013.

Royal Jordanian Land Force Saxon APCs during military exercise in January 2013.

Royal Jordanian Land Force Saxon APCs during military exercises in January 2013.

A Royal Jordanian Land Force M60A3 during military exercise in January 2013.

A Royal Jordanian Land Force M60A3 during military exercises in January 2013.

A Royal Jordanian Land Force 9K35 Strela-10 during military exercise in January 2013.

A Royal Jordanian Land Force 9K35 Strela-10 during military exercises in January 2013.

Royal Jordanian Land Force M110A2 SPGs during military exercise in January 2013.

Royal Jordanian Land Force M110A2 SPGs during military exercises in January 2013.

A Royal Jordanian Land Force M110A2 SPG during military exercise in January 2013.

A Royal Jordanian Land Force M110A2 SPG during military exercises in January 2013.

Royal Jordanian Air Force CASA C-101 Aviojet trainers during military exercise in January 2013.

Royal Jordanian Air Force CASA C-101 Aviojet trainers during military exercises in January 2013.

Photo Credits & Sources:

http://www.jaf.mil.jo

http://www.petra.gov.jo

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A Royal Jordanian Land Force M113A2 Ambulance w/Dozer blade, January 10, 2013.

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A convoy of Royal Jordanian Land Force vehicles composed of a Land Rover Defender 110 pickup and M113A2s with side boxes, January 10, 2013.

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Royal Jordanian Land Force M113A2 APCs, January 10, 2013.

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A Royal Jordanian Land Force M113A2 APC

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A Royal Jordanian Land Force M113A2 Ambulance.

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A Royal Jordanian Land Force Land Rover Defender 110 pickup.

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A Royal Jordanian Land Force M113A2 APC

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A Royal Jordanian Land Force M113A2 APC with side boxes.

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A Royal Jordanian Land Force M1025A2.

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A Royal Jordanian Land Force Ford F250.

Photo Credits & Sources:

http://www.jaf.mil.jo

http://www.petra.gov.jo

http://www.alwakeelnews.com