A distinguished delegation from Amman future dialogue group (AFDG) led by Mr. Bilal Al-Tal visited King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau on the 12th April 2017.
The delegation was greeted by KADDB Chairman HE Atef Al Tal, Brig. Gen. Eng. Mohammad Al-Habahbeh the CEO of KADDB and H.E. Eng. Sachir Ajlouni the CEO of KADDB Investment Group (KIG).
KADDB's Chairman HE Atef Al Tal, briefed Amman future dialogue group on the vision of the bureau, which was established by a Royal Decree in 1999 to meet Jordan's defence needs, through building national capacities and developing knowledge that focuses on manpower.
The group was briefed about KADDB and its subsidiaries presented by Col. Dr. Eng. Ghazi Magableh KADDB’s CEO Support Assistant , who explained the bureaus role in terms of the design and development of any project and the test and evaluation phase before transferring a project to the companies for the purpose of quantitative production.
This was followed by a tour in the facility where the delegations tour was initiated by visiting the production line of the armoured vehicles at Jordan Light Vehicles Manufacturing (JLVM) and Company’s tour to the production line stages of manufacturing armoured vehicles, then a visit to First Armor where the delegation was introduced to Personal protection solutions for individuals working in unsafe environments, including media correspondents, aid workers, military and law enforcement Personnel; followed by a tour to ASELSAN Middle East (AME) where they were briefed about AME Night Vision and Thermal Imaging Systems for military and professional applications. AFDG also visited the Jordan Armament and Weapon Systems Co. (JAWS) to view the first fruits of this company’s products, a 9 mm Pistol, an Assault 5.56 Rifle, and military calibre bayonets of different kinds as well as adjusted weapons projects operating in the Jordanian Armed Forces.
The Group’s last stop was at KADDB’s Show Room accompanied with Brig. Gen. Eng. Mohammad Al-Habahbeh briefing them while touring in the bureau's facilities about the multipurpose armoured vehicles and the armoured Guard Vehicle designed for the use of border guards and other armoured vehicles for military use as Al Wahsh armoured vehicle and Al Jawad internal security vehicle (Mark4), which were both designed and developed recently at the bureau according to KADDB's plan to provide security services products that suit their requirements according to their operational needs.
The group praised the prominent achievements of King Abdullah II Design and development Bureau products which was able in a short period to achieve a wide range of competitive products according to international standards.