Centauro armored vehicle enters service with Jordanian Army

The acquisition of the vehicles from Italy is part of a wider plan to upgrade all its weapons and equipment

Photo of a Jordanian Centauro from the SDLE website

The Centauro 8×8 armored vehicle has entered service with the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF). The JAF released photographs showing at least 12 Centauros lined up at a 3rd Royal Tank Battalion base, which is part of the 60th Prince Hassan bin Talal Armoured Brigade that is based in the central military region. The army said that the acquisition from Italy is part of a wider plan to upgrade all its weapons and equipment.

The Janes website said that the Spanish company Star Defence Logistics and Engineering (SDLE) announced in 2018 that it had won a contract to repair and upgrade 80 first-generation Centauros for Jordan. The first-generation vehicles do not have room for dismounts in the back. A year later, SDLE said the first 10 had been repaired and it would fit these with third-generation thermal cameras.