King hussein of Jordan on Monday (18 September) watched military manoeuvred by units of the Jordanian Army and Air Force in the Jordanian desert.
SV King out of helicopter and shakes hands with Commander in Chief and Prime Minister.
SV King walks to dais (2 shots)
SV King seated
LV Tanks on firing range
LV Flare in sky
GV Tanks fire as officials watch (4 shots)
GV Military Attaches watch (2 shots)
LV Tanks cross desert at speed
GV Spectators watch
KING HUSSEIN GREETED BY ARMY COMMANDER IN CHIEF, FIELD MARSHAL HABES ALL-MAJALI AND PRIME MINISTER ALL-LAWZI; KING WALKS TO DAIS; TANKS FIRE ON TARGET; SMOKE FROM EXPLOSIONS.
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Background: King hussein of Jordan on Monday (18 September) watched military manoeuvred by units of the Jordanian Army and Air Force in the Jordanian desert.
Also there was Jordan's Prime Minister, Ahmed All-Lawzi, and representatives of the Palestine Liberation Army. The troops on exercises used live ammunition.
Senior Army officers watching the exercises said the combat strength of Jordan's armed forces had increased ten fold in the past five years. They pointed out that Jordan now possessed a variety of modern weapons, including tanks, field guns and fighter aircraft.
SYNOPSIS: King Hussein of Jordan was greeted b his Army Commander in Chief and the Prime Minister on Monday when he arrived at a desert training ground to watch military manoeuvres by units of the Army and the Air Force. The exercises were held as Jordan celebrated the twentieth anniversary of King Hussein's accession to the throne.
The exercises were held about thirty five miles east of Zerka... The manoeuvres involved units of the Air Force and the Army.
Watching the manoeuvres with the King were many senior government officials - as well as representatives from foreign countries. Also there - a group representing the Palestine liberation Army. All the guests were told that Jordan's combat strength had increased ten-fold in the last five years. It was pointed out that the tanks they were watching were some of the most modern weaponry in the Middle East. The modernisation of Jordan's Army isn't confined to the tanks - light weapons, field guns and fighter aircraft are now of the most modern types. The firepower demonstration continued for some time, with tanks using live ammunition to pound the desert target. It was a clear indication of Jordan's military preparedness in case of further conflict in the Middle East.