Jordan asks U.S. to keep patriot missile launchers, F-16 warplanes
Jordan asked the United States to keep some of the weapons that will be used in the Eager Lion military exercise in the country, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said the weapons include Patriot missile launchers and F-16 warplanes, Xinhua reported.
The minister added that this is part of continued cooperation to develop the military and defense capabilities of the Jordan's armed forces.
The weapons will be run and supervised by the Jordan Armed Forces.
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour recently said that Jordan had asked the United States to install Patriot missile launchers at the borders with Syria.