The border control system was provided by the US defense Raytheon Company three months ahead of scheduled project completion. The system, worth $79 million, includes key command, control, communications, and surveillance capabilities (C3/S). It will help Jordanian armed forces better border monitoring to protect the Kingdom from Islamic militants infiltrations.
This project was funded by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). “This work is vital in the Middle East, and we are particularly pleased that we were able to deliver these critical security capabilities to Jordan ahead of schedule”, said Mr. Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services during opening ceremony of the Border Security Operations Center (BSOC) in Jordan.
According to Raytheon, Jordan will receive additional capabilities and services in the coming months. These includes radars, electro/optical infrared cameras, communications, and command and control software; 18 quick reaction team vehicles; solar-based renewable power systems; integration of all sensors into a common operating picture using Raytheon Clear View Security Solutions; and upgrades to the Border Security Operations Center.
Raytheon will also train system operators, administrators and maintainers and transition system and sustainment capability to border forces.
It seems that the old saying “Good Fences make Good Friends” is still true as proven by Jordan which has installed sensors and control monitoring system to tighten its borders, while Tunisia started building a security wall along its border with neighboring lawless Libya.