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US Delivers First Batch of 32 Bradley Combat Vehicles to Lebanon - Ambassador

Sputnik News

18:20 14.08.2017

The US delivered first eight out of 32 Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Lebanon.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The arrival of eight Bradley Fighting Vehicles at the Port of Beirut will help Lebanon battle terrorists and guard its borders, US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard said during a ceremony in welcoming the first shipment of 32 Bradleys on Monday.

"This contribution to the Lebanese Armed Forces represents an investment of over $100 million," Richard stated. "It will provide the Lebanese Armed Forces with new capabilities to protect Lebanon, to protect its borders, and to fight terrorists."

In the coming months, the Lebanese Army will undergo intensive training on how to operate and maintain this new, very sophisticated combat system, Richard explained.

Richard noted that US weapons sales to the Lebanese armed forces is intended to maintain the nation's army as the sole provider of security and stability.


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