The US will help Jordan to establish a material management programme to repair and return 61 F100-PW-220E engine modules, as part of a possible foreign military sale worth $75m.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress that the military sale would also include support and test equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation.

US Government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics and programme support will also be part of the proposed sale.

With the enhanced capability, Jordan will be in a better position to deal with regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defence.

The acquisition of F100-PW-220E engines will be essential in the serviceability of Jordan’s F-16 fleet, which is currently at 47, and will become 62, with acquisition of an additional 15 in 2010.

The proposed military sale will also help the US in its foreign policy and national security, by helping Jordan, a major non-Nato ally, to improve its security.