Jordanian Gendarmerie Air Wing

Operator Profile
 

Key Facts

Current Title:
Not known
English Title:
Jordanian Gendarmerie Air Wing
Abbreviation:
JGAW
First Established:
1989
ICAO Code:
?
Country:
Jordan
Status:
Active

History

Narrative Summary

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).

Key Dates

1958    Public Security Force established.
1989    First helicopters delivered – Air Wing created.
16 Jan 2008    Gendarmerie established.

Current Status

The Air Wing is primarily involved in security and paramilitary duties.

Future Plans

None known.

Markings

National Insignia

          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.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Eurocopter EC635 4 4 0 Policing
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.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Amman.

Organisational Structure

All aircraft are based at Al Matar Air Base, Marka.

Current Order of Battle

Squadron Type Base
JGAW EC635, Bo 105 Al Matar AB, Marka

Historical Orders of Battle

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All helicopters are operated from Al Matar Air Base, Marka.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Not applicable.

More Information

Books

To be added

Magazines

None known.

Websites

Jordan Police Forces

Security and foreign forces (Jordan)

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