Jordan gets German military vehicles for border control

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, right, and  Jordanian General Mahmoud Freihat  stand next to an exercise plane at Marka airport, Amman,

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, right, and Jordanian General Mahmoud Freihat stand next to an exercise plane at Marka airport, Amman,

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen walks past a portrait of Jordan's King Abdullah II as she heads to a ceremony handing over equipment to J

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen walks past a portrait of Jordan's King Abdullah II as she heads to a ceremony handing over equipment to J

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a ceremony handing over equipment to Jordan, at Marka airport, Amman, Jordan, Sunday, Jan.

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a ceremony handing over equipment to Jordan, at Marka airport, Amman, Jordan, Sunday, Jan.

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen , third from right,  and Jordanian Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mahmoud Freihat, second left, li

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen , third from right, and Jordanian Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mahmoud Freihat, second left, li

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, right, and Jordanian Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff Mahmoud Freihat, center, attend a ceremony ha

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, right, and Jordanian Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff Mahmoud Freihat, center, attend a ceremony ha

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, left, shakes hands with Jordanian Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff Mahmoud Freihat prior to a cerem

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, left, shakes hands with Jordanian Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff Mahmoud Freihat prior to a cerem

German Defense Minister  Ursula von der Leyen, stands next to an  training plane at Marka airport,  Amman , Jordan Jan. 14, 2018. prior to a handing o

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, stands next to an training plane at Marka airport, Amman , Jordan Jan. 14, 2018. prior to a handing o

German Defense Minister  Ursula von der Leyen, stands next to an  training plane at Marka airport,  Amman , Jordan Jan. 14, 2018. prior to a handing o

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, stands next to an training plane at Marka airport, Amman , Jordan Jan. 14, 2018. prior to a handing o

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, right, speaks with Jordanian Jordanian Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff Mahmoud Freihat  at her vis

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, right, speaks with Jordanian Jordanian Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff Mahmoud Freihat at her vis

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, left, is greeted by Jordanian Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff Mahmoud Freihat prior to a handing o

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, left, is greeted by Jordanian Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff Mahmoud Freihat prior to a handing o

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, center, and Jordanian Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff Mahmoud Freihat, left, listen to national an

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, center, and Jordanian Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff Mahmoud Freihat, left, listen to national an

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Germany's defense minister says her country is delivering millions of dollars' worth of equipment to Jordan's military to improve the kingdom's border surveillance.

Jordan borders Syria and Iraq, where Islamic State extremists held large areas until being pushed back in recent months by a U.S.-led military campaign. Jordan is a key ally in the battle against IS.

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen attended a handover ceremony near Jordan's capital, Amman, on Sunday.

Germany is providing two training planes and dozens of military support vehicles to Jordan, worth a total of $22 million.

Von der Leyen says the equipment is meant to "improve mobility at the border," as part of a plan to support Jordan.

She praised Jordan as an anchor of stability in a violence-wracked region.