U.S. to Supply Lebanon with New Helicopters, UAVs

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    Lebanon will soon receive military hardware and support worth $120 million from the US Department of Defense under the DOD “Building Partner Capacity” program. During a visit in Lebanon, the commander of US Central Command, General Joseph Votel announced a planned transfer of six MD 530G light attack helicopters and six Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles along with communications equipment, electronics equipment, night vision devices, and training. The U.S. has provided more than $1 billion in military assistance to Lebanon since 2006. According to the US Defense Security agency, in past years the Pentagon transferred to Lebanon six A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft, two were delivered in October and four will follow next year. UH-1H Huey helicopters, Hellfire and TOW-2A missiles.