In July 1956 the Arab Legion was separated into distinct army and police elements. The police element was known as the Public Security Force (PSF). During the period of martial law from April 1957, the police were again placed under army control. In July 1958 the PSF was reestablished as a civilian force. The PSF reported to the Public Security Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior. A Public Security Air Wing was established in 1989, with the arrival of the first helicopters. The helicopters are flown by Air Force crews on behalf of the Police. In January 2008, Jordan set up a Gendarmerie force using various elements drawn from the Public Security Directorate, including the Air Wing. The new force comes under the control of the General Directorate of Gendarmerie (GDG).
|1958||Public Security Force established.|
|1989||First helicopters delivered – Air Wing created.|
|16 Jan 2008||Gendarmerie established.|
The Air Wing is primarily involved in security and paramilitary duties.
Main markingFin Flash
Prior to the creation of the Gendarmerie, JPSAW helicopters displayed the PSD insignia on the fuselage sides. The national flag was carried as a fin flash. POLICE service titles were also displayed. Gendarmerie markings are not known.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
The Air Wing serialling system comprises a two-figure number for each airframe, prefixed by the letter P, e.g. P-07.
Coding system not used
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
|Aircraft Type||Total Del’d||Total Active||Still on Order||Role|
|MBB Bo 105CBS-4||3||3||0||Policing|
All-Time Aircraft Used List
|Aircraft Type||Quantity||Service Entry||Out of Service||Origin||Eurocopter EC635||4||2007||current||Germany|
|MBB Bo 105CBS-4||3||1989||current||Germany|
Aircraft NOT Used
No false reports known.
All aircraft are based at Al Matar Air Base, Marka.
Current Order of Battle
|JGAW||EC635, Bo 105||Al Matar AB, Marka|
Historical Orders of Battle
All-Time Flying Units List
Current Air Bases
All helicopters are operated from Al Matar Air Base, Marka.
All-Time Air Bases Used List
To be added