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King checks on KADDB’s readiness for defence industry show

By JT - Dec 08,2015 - Last updated at Dec 08,2015

His Majesty King Abdullah visits the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau in Amman on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), visited the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB).

He was briefed on the projects the centre is carrying out, which will be displayed at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition 2016.

The King, accompanied by the army's chief, toured KADDB design and development area and was acquainted with the bureau’s products of armoured machinery, and terrorism combat and speedy intervention mechanisms as well as  smart systems designed at the centre that serve the army's various tasks, a Royal Court statement said. 

The King was also briefed on the facility’s drone design projects and light arms projects, in addition to the amendments that the centre introduced to the army’s machinery.  

At the end of the visit, King Abdullah commended the distinguished level of the centre’s development and design operations. 

KADDB is an independent government entity within the JAF, aspiring to become a global defence and security research and development hub in the region, according to its website.

 

The bureau’s scope of work includes defence design and development, tests and evaluations, technology incubation in the Kingdom and defense technology training.

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