Crown Prince observes part of “Jordan Shield” drill

14 March 2023

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II on Tuesday observed part of the “Jordan Shield 2023” national drill via screens at the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM).

The drill—which started on Sunday and concludes on Thursday and is being conducted in areas in Amman, Irbid, Zarqa, and Aqaba—simulates incidents involving radioactive, biological, and chemical hazards, in addition to standard procedures to contain them and deal with their impact according to best practices.

The drill is conducted by NCSCM, the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, security agencies, and a number of public and private institutions, in cooperation with the US Defence Threat Reduction Agency, the American state of Colorado’s National Guard, and the US embassy in Amman.

Interior Minister Mazen Farraya, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Hneiti accompanied Crown Prince Al Hussein.