MD Helicopters, Scan Eagle Drones in $120M US Aid to Lebanon

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MD Helicopters, Scan Eagle Drones in $120M US Aid to Lebanon
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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.

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