USA Delivers $50 Million in Humvees, Weapons, and Ammunition to the Lebanese Army 51008165

Defence & Security News - Lebanon
 
USA Delivers $50 Million in Humvees, Weapons, and Ammunition to the Lebanese Army
On Tuesday August 9, American Ambassador Elizabeth H. Richard presided over a major delivery of U.S. military assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) at the Beirut Port. The shipment, valued at $50 million, provides the LAF with an additional 50 armored Humvees, 40 Howitzer field artillery pieces, 50 MK-19 grenade launchers, and one thousand tons of ammunition, including small, medium, and heavy artillery rounds.
     
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High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), commonly known as the Humvee, is a four-wheel drive military light truck produced by AM General (Photo Wikipédia)
     
Ambassador Richard was accompanied by Brigadier General Manuel Kirejian, LAF Deputy Chief of Staff for Equipment, at the event. This latest shipment demonstrates America’s sustained commitment to providing the LAF with the support it needs as it continues to bravely defend the Lebanese people and territory in the face of extremist threats.

Ambassador Richard made the following statement at the delivery:

“The United States is Lebanon’s top security partner. In this year alone we provided over $221 million in equipment and training to the Lebanese security forces. I’d also like to point out that Lebanon is the 5th largest recipient of United States foreign military financing in the world. That shows the level of our commitment here.

This delivery reflects not only our dedication to stand with Lebanon in the fight of today. We are going to stand with you today, and we’re going to stand with you well into the future as you stand against extremism, we’re very happy to be here today with our partners."
 

 

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