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Israeli F-35 stealth fighter spotted in Lebanese airspace

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A Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter belonging to the Israeli Air Force has been photographed flying low over Lebanon. Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has released pictures of F-35I stealth fighter over Lebanon. At the same time, they mistakenly calling it an F-15 aircraft and caused some confusion. The F-35I stealth fighter, or Adir, was working […]

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Lebanon to receive more U.S. vehicles to fight militants

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The Pentagon’s top arms broker announced that the U.S. State Department has cleared the sale of M1152 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) to Lebanon.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced this week that State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Lebanon of up to 300 […]

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MD Helicopters awarded new contracts for MD 530F support for U.S. allies

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Famed U.S. rotorcraft maker MD Helicopters, Inc. has announced two independent contract awards from Army Contracting Command-Redstone to support allied operations of the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter. According to a company news release, the first contract, worth $6.1 million, requires MDHI to retrofit 18 legacy MD 530F helicopters operated by the Afghanistan Air Force with […]

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Colt, FN America tapped for M16A4 production for foreign military sales

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FN America and Colt’s Manufacturing have been tapped for M16A4 rifle production for foreign military sales customers. In a statement Wednesday, the Department of Defense said both companies will compete for each order of the $383,3 contract to provide M16A4 rifles for Afghanistan, Grenada, Iraq, Lebanon and Nepal. “Work locations and funding will be determined […]

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U.S. delivered new armored vehicles to Lebanese military

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The U.S. Embassy in Beirut said Monday that the United States delivered a large-scale batch of new armored vehicles and weapons to the Lebanese military. “The United States Government delivered 150 new armored vehicles, weapons, radios, spare parts, and other equipment to the Lebanese Armed Forces on August 14 and 17,” the embassy said. A […]

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Oshkosh awarded $320M for procurement FMTVs for U.S., allies

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The defense arm of Oshkosh Corp. was awarded a $320 million modification to domestic and Foreign Military Sales contract for procurement of Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle variants, the Defense Department announced. The contract for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle, or FMTV, covers produce vehicles for Argentina, Djibouti, Iraq, Lebanon, Romania. Work will be […]

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Lebanese army receives VAB Mephisto anti-tank missile systems from France

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 The Lebanese army has received the new batch of arms supplied by France at the port of Beirut. The ten VAB HOT Mephisto armoured vehicles fitted with anti-tank missile launcher turret, 95 HOT powerful anti-tank missiles, and 2 simulation systems – were delivered Tuesday as part of a French assistance program. The new batch of a weapon […]

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Lebanon Air Force to receive six new armed MD 530G Scout attack helicopters

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MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has announced on 1 October receipt of the third Delivery Order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter contract. The company, fixed-price award is for six armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopters to be delivered to the Lebanon Air Force (LAF), and includes initial logistics support (ILS) for […]

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US delivers final batch of M2A2 Bradley fighting vehicles to the Lebanese Army

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The United States handed over the final batch of M2A2 Bradley Infantry fighting vehicles to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), according to lebarmy.gov.lb news website. The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC)  recent delivery included eight Bradley Fighting Vehicles, along with 40mm automatic grenade launchers and 155mm laser-guided artillery shells. A total, the United States has […]

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Photos: UNIFIL and the Lebanese Armed Forces conducted a joint exercise

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The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) conducted a joint exercise combining armoured assets, machine gun and small arms live fire in an area one kilometre south of the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura, southern Lebanon in February. The four-day multinational exercise, named “Steel Storm” and organized from 6 […]

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