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    Post  George1 on Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:27 pm



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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  George1 on Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:06 am

    Lebanon requests getting Abrams tanks

    At the end of February 2015 a number of Lebanese sources reported that Lebanon is negotiating opportunities on account of US military aid to the M1A1 Abrams main tanks. These rumors are confirmed in the article Nick Blanford "Lebanon to get Super Tucanos in 2018", published in the journal "Jane's Defence Weekly", where it is reported that Lebanon has sent a formal request to the US government for a 77 M1A1 tanks.

    Currently, the Lebanese army nominally has about 350 tanks (66 M60A3, M48A5 105 and 180 T-54 and T-55), although apparently not all tank fleet is in good condition.


    M48A5 tanks from the 1st Tank Regiment Lebanese army during an operation against Islamists in the region Arsala, 08/03/2014
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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:46 pm

    Lebanese Army Receives 98 Military Vehicles From Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia has supplied Lebanon with 98 vehicles, a Lebanese Defense Ministry source said Wednesday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – Saudi Arabia has supplied Lebanese armed forces with 98 vehicles as part of military aid to the country, a Lebanese Defense Ministry source said Wednesday.

    "As part of Saudi military assistance, new military equipment has been transferred to the port of Beirut. The kingdom has given 98 Land Rover Defenders to the Lebanese army," the source told RIA Novosti.

    On April 20, France supplied Lebanese authorities with the first batch of military aid.

    In August 2014, Saudi Arabia allocated $3 billion to purchase weapons from France to help Lebanon, with Paris undertaking to supply weapons for three years.

    According to French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, 60 French military instructors will also provide training to Lebanese soldiers.

    Lebanon is currently facing attacks by armed extremist groups, including Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front. In August 2014, violent clashes between Lebanese forces and militants broke out in the northeastern city of Arsal, with extremists seizing some 30 Lebanese servicemen.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150422/1021242581.html#ixzz3Y4LA1IzO
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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:48 pm

    US Approves $462 Mln Lebanon Warplane Sale

    The US State Department has approved a possible $462 million sale of light attack aircraft to Lebanon to increase the country’s counterterrorism capability, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft and associated parts will provide the Lebanese military with an enhanced close-air support capability to defend the country against internal and external threats, DSCA said.

    “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lebanon for A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $462 million,” DSCA said.

    Earlier in June, the DSCA announced a possible sale of AGM-114 Hellfire II missiles to Lebanon in the amount of $146 million.

    The weapons sales come as the multi-sectarian Lebanon seeks to insulate itself from the civil war in neighboring Syria.

    Media reports suggest rebels have used the country to funnel men and weapons to battle against the Syrian regime, while the Lebanese militia and political party Hezbollah is actively fighting on the side of the Syrian regime against rebels and the Islamic State.

    There has also been occasional fighting between Islamist rebels and the Lebanese military.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150610/1023157506.html#ixzz3cfOlrCtk

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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  Prince Darling on Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:15 pm

    George1 wrote:US Approves $462 Mln Lebanon Warplane Sale

    The US State Department has approved a possible $462 million sale of light attack aircraft to Lebanon to increase the country’s counterterrorism capability, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft and associated parts will provide the Lebanese military with an enhanced close-air support capability to defend the country against internal and external threats, DSCA said.

    “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lebanon for A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $462 million,” DSCA said.

    Earlier in June, the DSCA announced a possible sale of AGM-114 Hellfire II missiles to Lebanon in the amount of $146 million.

    The weapons sales come as the multi-sectarian Lebanon seeks to insulate itself from the civil war in neighboring Syria.

    Media reports suggest rebels have used the country to funnel men and weapons to battle against the Syrian regime, while the Lebanese militia and political party Hezbollah is actively fighting on the side of the Syrian regime against rebels and the Islamic State.

    There has also been occasional fighting between Islamist rebels and the Lebanese military.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150610/1023157506.html#ixzz3cfOlrCtk

    95% of the money mentioned will be spent on missiles because, 6 propeler (Pilatus type) planes arent worth very much, or just a massive scam Very Happy
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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  Book. on Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:45 pm

    Iveco to Deliver 10 VBTP Guarani 6x6 Armored Vehicles APC to Lebanon Armed Forces

    Italian company Iveco will deliver 10 VBTP (Viatura Blindada de Transporte de Pessoal) Guarani armored vehicles personal carriers to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). The Iveco plant in Sete Lagoas (Brazil) will produce the 10 vehicles which will be delivered directly to Lebanon, reportedly without any weapons.

    This new vehicle was developed by Iveco and the Brazilian Army to replace all EE-11 Urutu by 2015. It is based on a 6×6 version of Iveco's Superav armoured personnel carrier. The Guarani was presented for the first time at the Defence Exhibition LAAD in April 2011. In December 2012, The Italian Defence Company IVECO has delivered the first batch of VBTP-MR Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicle to the Brazilian army.

    The Guarani is a wheeled amphibious armoured vehicle which can carry a tottal of 11 soldiers. The vehicle can be fitted with a full range of weapons stations. One of the variant order by the Brazilian Army will be equipped with an UT30 turet, armed with a 30mm gun and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. This remote controlled weapon station are being delivered by Elbit's Brazilian subsidiary.

    http://www.armyrecognition.com/july_2015_global_defense_security_news_uk/iveco_to_deliver_10_vbtp_guarani_6x6_armored_vehicles_apc_to_lebanon_armed_forces.html

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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:32 am

    US Approves $245Mln Sale of TOW Anti-Tank Missiles to Lebanon

    The military purchase includes 1,000 tube-launched TOW anti-tank missiles and 500 TOW bunker buster missiles.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States has approved a possible $245 million military sale to Lebanon to provide TOW anti-tanks and anti-ground force missiles to Beirut, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in an announcement on Wednesday.

    “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lebanon for TOW 2A Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $245 million,” DSCA said.

    The military purchase includes 1,000 tube-launched TOW anti-tank missiles and 500 TOW bunker buster missiles. TOW missile is a multi-use battlefield weapon effective against tanks and vehicles, ground forces and helicopters.

    The sale comes as Lebanon experiences spill-over from the conflict in Syria, and Lebanon’s Shiite militia Hezbollah fighting rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    The sectarian nature of the conflict in Syria has heightened tensions in multi-sectarian Lebanon, where the military is viewed as above sectarianism and politics, and is widely regarded as the most trusted institution.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150722/1024930220.html#ixzz3gf6RyrYU


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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:13 pm

    Russia ready to facilitate buildup of Lebanese Army’s combat readiness

    "We recently signed supplementary agreements on the supplies of specialized equipment to Lebanon," Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting of the Lebanon Support Group

    UNITED NATIONS, September 30. /TASS/. Russia confirms its readiness to take part in the upgrading of combat readiness of the Lebanese Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday at a meeting of the Lebanon Support Group.

    "We give unconditional support to the people of Lebanon in opposing the terrorist and extremist groupings like the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra," Lavrov said. "We confirm the readiness to continue upgrading the potential and combat readiness of the Lebanese forces as they stand up to terrorism."

    "We recently signed supplementary agreements on the supplies of specialized equipment to Lebanon," he said.

    He also said Moscow shared Lebanon’s concerns over the inflow of around 1.5 million Syrian refugees into its territory.

    "We’re rendering assistance along the channels of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, as well as along bilateral channels," Lavrov said. "But it’s clear that an earliest possible peace settlement in Syria and assistance to the Syrian government is needed to create the conditions conducive to the return of refugees."


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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  Militarov on Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:22 am

    "The US government has put Sierra Nevada on contract to deliver six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to the Lebanese Air Force by 2019.

    The deal with Beirut for the fixed-wing, light-attack turboprops received approval from the US State Department in June, and was awarded to Sierra Nevada late last week. The nearly $173 million production contract provides Lebanon with a much-needed close air support capability as the Syrian civil war threatens to spill across its borders, and will supplement the Lebanese Air Force’s three militarised Cessna 208 Caravans. Sierra Nevada assembled the aircraft in Florida through its partnership with Embraer, the A-29 original equipment manufacturer. Both companies teamed to supply 20 Super Tucano to the Afghan Air Force, with Embraer supplying the aircraft, ground-training devices and spare parts and Sierra Nevada supporting onsite logistic support and pilot and maintenance training.



    The aircraft are powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68A turboprop engines and armed with BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, which are laser-guided 2.75in rockets. Supplying A-29s to Lebanon keeps the American A-29 pipeline open even after the Afghan Light Air Support programme concludes. One Embraer official said during a recent interview that he sees an enduring partnership with SNC and healthy demand for A-29s through both the US and Brazilian assembly lines."


    Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/sierra-nevada-receives-173m-to-deliver-lebanese-sup-418516/
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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:39 pm

    France to Send Second Batch of Weapons to Lebanon in April

    Lebanon is due to receive the second arms shipment from France in April, a year after Paris sent the first batch of weapons to Beirut, local media reported Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The first shipment of French arms reached Lebanon in April 2015. The second delivery in frames of a $3-billion deal will begin in April 2016, the As Safir newspaper reported, citing an informed French source.

    The last shipment of weaponry to Lebanon is set to be made in 2022-2023.

    Under the agreement financed by Saudi Arabia, France will provide Lebanon with 250 combat and transport vehicles, as well as seven Cougar helicopters and three Corvette warships.

    The deal is aimed at enhancing defensive capabilities of Lebanon to fight terrorists, as many extremist groups are active in the country, including the Hezbollah militant group, which has been designated a terrorist organization by the US government and some European nations.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160115/1033172654/france-weapons-lebanon.html#ixzz3xK9Q5lRM


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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:40 am

    Lebanon Expects Russian Kornet Anti-Tank Missile Delivery Within One Year

    Beirut has requested Moscow to supply the Russian Kornet anti-tank guided missiles, T-72 main battle tanks and cannons, and expects to receive the weaponry within a year, Lebanese Ambassador to Russia Chawki Bou Nassar told Sputnik.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Beirut has requested Moscow to supply the Russian Kornet anti-tank guided missiles, T-72 main battle tanks and cannons, and expects to receive the weaponry within a year, Lebanese Ambassador to Russia Chawki Bou Nassar told Sputnik.

    "Lebanon needs weapons to fight these people [terrorists], and especially the Russian rockets, there is one well known, Kornet, because Lebanon got some of the weapons and used them effectively, and is still working with the Russian side to provide these kinds of weapons… Kornet, and the cannons, and the tanks, T-72 tanks, although old — but Russia promised to renovate them and to update the systems in these tanks — and of course the shells for the cannons, ammunition," Nassar said.

    The ambassador stressed that Lebanon needs weapons to fight terrorist groups, such as the Daesh and the Nusra Front, on the Syrian border. The two jihadist militant organizations, both outlawed in many countries, including Russia, have seized parts of Syria.

    The talks on the Russian-made missiles and tanks' delivery are at an advanced stage, Nassar said, noting that the price issue remains to be settled, with Russia agreeing to look into Lebanon's request for a lower price while Beirut looks into ways of paying for the military equipment.

    "Lebanon is, of course, expecting to get these within a year," the ambassador said, expressing hope that Russia will also follow up on its previous pledge to supply up to nine helicopters through a grant.

    http://sputniknews.com/military/20160711/1042752230/russia-lebanon-military-weapons.html


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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:04 am

    Lebanon received the Brazilian armored personnel carriers VBTP-MR Guarani

    BTR Guarani Lebanon were delivered from the plant in the Network-Lagoas, and this was the first export supply of these machines. According to www.planobrazil.com, the cars produced for Lebanon were first delivered to Italy for retrofitting, and only then they arrived in Lebanon. At the same time, the armored personnel carriers delivered to Lebanon do not have weapons. Whether other equipment ordered under the contract with Iveco in 2014 arrived in Lebanon is unclear.

    It is reported that several (at least three) of the VBTP-MR Guarani received by Lebanon entered the Al Fouhoud special task force (similar to the gendarmerie) of the Lebanese Interior Ministry, and these cars have a dark blue color. The remaining BTRs are transferred to one of the parts of the Lebanese army and have a light camouflage coloring. It is indicated that the Lebanese army is studying the possibility of ordering an additional party of Guarani.



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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  George1 on Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:52 am

    Lebanon received French self-propelled ATGM VCAC Mephisto



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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  Airman on Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:00 am

    Lebanese receives ‘remarkable’ U.S. military donation

    U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard oversaw the delivery of eight M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles donated to the Lebanese Army, at Beirut’s port Monday morning.

    Lebanese receives ‘remarkable’ U.S. military donation







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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  AlfaT8 on Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:31 am

    What Lebanon's angle here?
    The Bradley is a bit of a joke, 25mm peashooter and 2xATGM launcher that can only be reloaded from the outside, other than the decent armor protection, i see no reason to buy these, other than politics.
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    Re: Lebanon Army

    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:29 pm

    Lebanon received from the United States the first two aircraft Super Tucano

    According to the Lebanese Armed Forces, on October 9, 2017, the first two turboprops of the Embraer EMB-314 (A-29) Super Tucano from six arrived on the Lebanese Hamat airbase north of Beirut, flying independently from the USA, the first two turboprops , supplied to Lebanon by the American side. Aircraft retained onboard numbers of the US Air Force 15-2021 and 15-2022.



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