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.