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NATO Trust Fund projects have provided in Jordan a modern
demilitarisation centre and an initial propellant surveillance
testing capability. Far away from the encroachment of city
housing, a new demilitarisation centre was constructed to
NATO safeguarding rules and distances in a desert zone.
Through initial propellant testing the safety conditions for
stockpile demilitarisation have improved significantly and a
baseline has been recorded for all propellants.
Due to historical legacy, gifting and assistance programmes
to Jordan, ammunition data upon which management decisions can be made is not commonly available. Decisions
to prioritise destruction are usually based upon a calculation between at least two data sets and may involve testing
a number of components. An appropriate range of tests and
results are therefore necessary to enable strategic stockpile
decisions on demilitarisation.
Ammunition dismantling allows for an efficient and effective remove and demilitarisation of ammunition. Explosives
may be subsequently destroyed but materials, mostly metals, can be recovered for scrap recycling. While destruction
by burning or demolition has no revenue return, it is appropriate that revenue from recoverable and saleable materials
should off-set the dismantling and demilitarisation costs.
The project is to set the conditions for a self-sustaining Jordanian ammunition demilitarisation capacity. The
following three initiatives will be implemented over 48
- Demilitarisation Centre. Through the development of
procedures and accreditation, the project will support
HQ Ammunition Command to provide the frameworks
and tools to sustainably manage and conduct demilitarisation. This will include environmental management
and resource planning.
- Propellant Surveillance. The project will provide additional test equipment capacity for analysing legacy ammunition systems and will support accreditation as an
international laboratory. Support will also be given for
Jordan’s involvement in NATO Ammunition Safety Group
- Destruction and Recycling. The project will support destruction of 240 gross tonnes of ammunition identified
as unsuitable for service and as a priority through testing. The process will also trial recycling and recovery to
maximise returned revenue to resource this and future
This proposal is the finalisation of a capability to manage
Jordan’s ammunition stockpile and to identify and prioritise
aged and obsolete stocks for demilitarisation. The capability
provides a lead in technical support available to regional demilitarisation through bilateral services to Allies, Partners
or advice to NGOs working in areas of conflict.
- Executing Agent: NSPA
- Status : Active
October 2018 - Environmental Assessment Report
March 2019 - Site Emergency Controller training and exercise
November 2019 - Ammunition Surveillance Policy
November 2019 - Sensitivity Test Machines
December 2019 - Demilitarisation contract awarded
March 2020 - Vacuum Stability Test apparatus spares
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