AMMAN, JORDAN – The United States, Jordan, and 32 other participating countries joined together in Aqaba on Oct. 31, to take part in the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX). SOFEX is the world’s preeminent Special Operations exhibition and conference which is being held at the Aqaba Gate Aviation, King Hussein International Airport between Oct. 31, and Nov. 3, 2022.
“The USA Security and Defense Pavilion showcases the strength of U.S. industry, ranging from innovations in tactical equipment and weaponry to military vehicles and communications systems. The United States and Jordan enjoy a longstanding partnership that includes a robust military assistance program, through which American firms are well positioned to support Jordan’s defense capabilities”, said Henry T. Wooster, ambassador, U.S. Embassy, Amman.
The U.S. values its strategic partnership with Jordan and its regional allies and SOFEX provides yet another opportunity to interact on an international stage with partners and industry professionals across the Special Operations Forces to advance our regional objectives and security against emerging and hybrid threats.
Founded in 1996 by His Majesty King Abdullah II, SOFEX-22 is the thirteenth iteration of this exhibition and has been a biennial event since its conception, growing in scale every time.
This year’s exhibition will showcase 28 U.S. companies, as well as display a wide-range of U.S. military capabilities ranging from Imagery Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTAC), Thermal Optics, a UH-60G helicopter, High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), to include capabilities associated with several different units currently stationed within the CENTCOM Area of Operations (AOR), including Jordan.
For more information about SOFEX-22, visit the official website: https://www.sofexjordan.com/