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Al Hussein main battle tank

Country of Origin: Jordan


The Al Hussein main battle tanks are upgraded British Challenger 1s (see separate record for details) that were given to Jordan in 1999. Jordan developed new turret systems for the tank under the Falcon program, which never entered production.

The need for a new gun was spurred by the lack of suppliers of two-piece ammunition for the Challenger 1's 120-mm L11 rifled gun. The upgrade program would replace the rifled gun with a RUAG 120-mm L50 Compact smoothbore cannon capable of...

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