American Military support for Lebanon


Ambassador Elizabeth Richard participated today in the delivery of eight M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and armored field artillery ammunition supply vehicles to the Lebanese Armed Forces at Port Beirut. These are the very first of a total shipment of 32 Bradleys that will be delivered in the coming months. This contribution to the Lebanese Armed Forces represents an investment of over 100 million dollars. It will provide the Lebanese Armed Forces with new capabilities to protect Lebanon, to protect its borders, and to fight terrorists.


In the past 12 months, the United States has provided the following defense articles to the Lebanese Army:
– 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
– 360 secure communication radios

أغسطس 14th, 2017


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