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.
“This contribution to the Lebanese Armed Forces represents an investment of over $100 million," Richard stated.
In the coming months, the Lebanese Army will undergo intensive training on how to operate and maintain this new, very sophisticated combat system, Richard explained.
“The United States has intensified its engagement and support to the Lebanese Army over the past few years,” highlighted Richard.
In the past 12 months, the US has equipped Lebanese Army with 40 M198 howitzers, 50 armored Humvees, an Armed Cessna aircraft with hellfire missiles, 55 mortar systems, 50 Mark-19 automatic grenade launchers, 1100 machine guns, including 800 50 caliber machine guns, 4,000 M4 rifles, Over half a million rounds of ammunition, 320 night vision devices and thermal sights and 360 secure communication radios.
The United States has delivered 50 armored vehicles, 40 artillery pieces and 50 grenade launchers to Lebanon worth $50 million. The equipment is part of the aid package that has crossed $220 million in the past year to counter threat from militant groups in Syria,
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Saudi Arabia has blocked a $3 billion armored vehicles and other military aid to Lebanon in protest against ‘Hezbollah fighting in support of Syrian regime. "In the wake of Hezbollah, the Shiite militant groups position to align with Syrias regime, Saudi Arabia has proceeded to ‘a comprehensive review of its relation with the Lebanese republic,” Saudi press agency quoted an unnamed official as saying last Friday
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
A South Korean court has sentenced a former major to 18months in prison for smuggling strategic arms into Lebanon. The major was part of an anti-espionage military body, the Yonhap news agency reported Friday
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
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
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