Lebanon will get six MD 530G light attack helicopters, six Scan Eagle drones and communication and night vision equipment under a United States government $120 million aid program.
The aid is intended to boost border security and counter-terrorism work, the US ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard said on Wednesday after she met Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, local media reported.
The United States has given the Lebanese Armed Forces more than $1.5bn in assistance over the past 10 years, the embassy said.
Washington said it hopes to strengthen the Lebanese army to stop the spread of violence over the border from neighboring Syria and help it become the sole military force defending the country.
MD Helicopters was awarded a nearly $1.4 billion contract for the procurement of an estimated 150 MD 530F Close Air Attack Helicopter by the goverment of Afghanistan
Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. is being awarded a $7,407,625 firm-fixed-price order for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, related support equipment, training, site activation, technical services, and data for the government of the Philippines
Lebanese Army has taken delivery of eight Bradley Fighting Vehicles from the US during a ceremony in welcoming the first shipment of 32 Bradleys on Monday. The arrival of eight Bradley Fighting Vehicles at the Port of Beirut will help Lebanon battle terrorists and guard its borders, US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard was quoted as saying by Sputnik
Bell Helicopter has won a foreign military sales contract to provide three Huey II rotary wing aircraft to Lebanon. “Bell Helicopter Textron Inc
Lebanon today acquired six A-29 Super Tucano turboprop light attack aircraft from Embraer. The contract includes logistics support for aircraft operation as well as a complete training system for Lebanese Air Force pilots and mechanics, the company announced today at the Dubai Air Show
The Afghan Air Force has criticized its newly acquired American-made MD 530F helicopters after one of them was destroyed in an accident recently. According to a report by New York Times, the accident happened after a tailwind tipped the helicopter over the edge of a mountain it landed on
Lebanon has received the final four of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft from Sierra Nevada Corp and Embraer. The delivery comes two months ahead of schedule and completes the original order of six aircraft
Lebanon will receive 100 HOT missiles, a simulator, training equipment and large quantities of spare parts and tools from France. The Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly met with Lebanese Defense Minister Yacoub Sarraf on March 8 at her office
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