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  • Cheetah Trainers
    Posted by Nicholas Fiorenza 4:45 PM on Feb 17, 2014

    Four Jordanian air defense personnel are in the Netherlands for a seven-week train-the-trainer course on the Cheetah anti-aircraft tank.

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    Dutch Ministry of Defense photo

     

    Under a 2013 deal, the Netherlands is transferring 60 Cheetahs and ammunition to Jordan after phasing them out in 2006.

    The training is being conducted by Dutch army personnel who used to operate the Cheetah. The Jordanians are receiving basic training on safety, inspection before use, ammunition loading, and the operation and maintenance of the anti-aircraft tank. All course materials and technical documentation have been translated into English.

    Cheetah deliveries to Jordan will begin in the summer, when the Dutch trainers will go to the desert kingdom to provide live firing training.

    Tags: ar99, Netherlands, Jordan

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