LWRC rifles to be license-produced in Jordan

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Jane’s reports that Jordan arms manufacturer KADDB will be manufacturing the LWRC International 6.8mm PSD sub-carbine and under license for use by royal protection units.


The PSD is in the PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) class of weapons. It has a very short 8″ barrel. To compensate for the short barrel it is chambered in 6.8mm SPC. Bigger heavier bullets can achieve greater energy in short barrels. KADDB plan on producing the PSDs both with the sub-carbine barrel and a longer carbine barrel.

Regardless of how limited its deployment will be this must be one of the first if not the first, 6.8mm weapons to be officially adopted by a nations armed forces.

KADDB may also produce the AR-10 style LWRC International Rapid Engagement Precision Rifle (REPR).

[ Many thanks to Daniel E. Watters for the info ]

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  • Gaston Gaston on May 27, 2010

    Darren of LWRCI has made at least one factual errors. King Abdullah II does have an American education, graduating from Deerfield Academy in Deerfield Mass and NOT Virginia as Darren of LWRCI alleges. This can be verified from multiple sources on the Internet.

    Jorden is one of the most progressive countries in the Middle East. Future success hinges on continued foreign investment and the growth of the educated middle class.

  • Bader Bader on Oct 04, 2010

    i am jordanian, and i love and respect king Abdullah-II more than any thing in the world, all the jordanians feel this way, about the new ammo for the new M6A2, it is not a problem because the KADDB is building in jordan a new ammunition factory (all types of ammunition from 9mm pistol ammo - to heavy 1200mm tank shells and 155mm artillery shells) so it is not a problem.

    About the royal guards (the most powerful and professional fighting force in the middle east), they are like an independent army, their numbers is more than 10,000+ soldiers, equipt with MP7, G-36C, Igla-S , Javelin , kornet-E.... i think they deserve a powerful weapon like the M6A2

    • Yyy Yyy on Apr 05, 2012

      @Bader i disagree the Jordanian royal guards are not the most powerful fighting force in the middle east. do you remember June 1967? were were the royal guards then?