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Lebanon will receive 200 units of French armored vehicles

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In early February, the Voivo group, which includes the manufacturer of military wheeled vehicles Renault Trucks Defense, signed a contract with the French defense mediator company ODAS to supply Lebanon with 200 armored vehicles for Saudi funding, the blog reports bmpd with reference to Jane's Defense Weekly.


Lebanon will receive 200 units of French armored vehicles
One of the prototypes of the Renault Trucks Defense VAB Mk 3 armored personnel carrier in the variant with the combat module BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa TRT-30 with the Russian 30-mm automatic gun 2А42 and the paired 7,62-mm PKT machine gun

The article notes that within the framework of this contract, “Renault Trucks Defense will supply the Lebanese army 100 new VAB Mk 3 armored personnel carriers with 6X6 wheel formula and more 100 light Sherpa Light armored vehicles with 4xXNNX wheel formula.”

According to the magazine, “in total, within the package of $ 3 billion for the Lebanese Armed Forces, in addition to the indicated wheeled armored vehicles, it is planned to supply 24 self-propelled wheeled 155-mm / 52 Nexter CAESAR howitzers, six self-propelled Mistral 2 air defense systems on the chassis of light armored vehicles VBL, six Embraer EMB-314 (A-29) Super Tucano combat training aircraft, seven Airbus Helicopters H225M Cougar transport helicopters, several Airbus Helicopters SA 342 Gazelle light helicopters (available with modernization) with ATGM NOT, three large missile boats of the Combattante FS project 56, anti-tank weapons, Airbus Defense & Space TETRA communication systems, and others. "

"Jane's Defense Weekly" recalls that "in November 2014, an intergovernmental agreement was signed between France and Saudi Arabia on the allocation of the last 3 billion dollars as military-technical assistance to the armed forces of Lebanon, with the order of the corresponding weapons and property mainly in France" .

In addition, Saudi Arabia has promised to allocate an additional one billion to equip the security forces of Lebanon.
Photos used:
G. Belan / Renault Trucks Defense
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  1. Mera joota
    Mera joota 8 February 2016 12: 33
    +1
    In addition, Saudi Arabia has promised to allocate an additional one billion to equip the security forces of Lebanon.

    And what is the likelihood that part of the weapons will fall into the hands of a Hezbollah? I mean, are the Saudis not afraid of this?
    1. Corsair0304
      Corsair0304 8 February 2016 12: 37
      +2
      Quote: Mera Joota
      And what is the likelihood that part of the weapons will fall into the hands of a Hezbollah? I mean, are the Saudis not afraid of this?


      Yes, they do not care by and large. I think that this money is printed in the Federal Reserve of 3,14stan, and the Saudis simply voice where and why to spend it.

      PS it was nice to read that our weapons are in demand and installed in the combat modules of French armored vehicles.
      1. Samen
        Samen 8 February 2016 12: 44
        +2
        Quote: Corsair0304
        Yes, they do not care by and large. I think that this money is printed in the Federal Reserve of 3,14stan, and the Saudis simply voice where and why to spend it.

        I, as I understand it, it doesn’t matter to whom the equipment will go ... It is important that France received a bold contract! It is necessary to feed migrants for some money. Here the Saudis, indirectly, threw the finances ... hi
        1. cap
          cap 8 February 2016 15: 30
          0
          Quote: Semen
          Quote: Corsair0304
          Yes, they do not care by and large. I think that this money is printed in the Federal Reserve of 3,14stan, and the Saudis simply voice where and why to spend it.

          I, as I understand it, it doesn’t matter to whom the equipment will go ... It is important that France received a bold contract! It is necessary to feed migrants for some money. Here the Saudis, indirectly, threw the finances ... hi


          The voiced figures confirm your assumptions, with a high degree of probability. + Which you can’t put twice.
    2. padded jacket
      padded jacket 8 February 2016 12: 38
      +3
      Lebanon especially needs anti-tank weapons to attack Israeli tanks in cases of possible Israeli aggression against Lebanon. And air defense means are needed.
      1. Maxom75
        Maxom75 8 February 2016 13: 09
        0
        Do not tell me anti-tank systems to Lebanon? Is it the Americans who will supply it? Yes then the Rothscholds and Rockefellers roll over in their graves.
  2. Pereira
    Pereira 8 February 2016 12: 41
    +1
    Against whom is the Lebanese army being prepared? Allied Syria Hezbollah strangle? Not against ISIS or Israel?
    1. Professor
      Professor 8 February 2016 13: 56
      +1
      Quote: Pereira
      Against whom is the Lebanese army being prepared?

      It is known against whom. In the Lebanese army, the Shiites are in the minority (if any), the Saudis are Sunnis who are very "fond" of the Shiites (Hezbollah). It seems to me that civil war will break out again in Lebanon. sad
  3. 31rus
    31rus 8 February 2016 12: 45
    +2
    Dear, not a weak investment, against Israel this is certainly not the case, but for police and patrol events
  4. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 8 February 2016 12: 48
    +4
    Again some kind of knot is being started. Lebanon will "fly in," and it will cost money and technology as well.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 February 2016 12: 51
    +2
    Lebanon about 200 units of armored vehicles Saudi financing

    CA just does not pay. If the Saudis pay for military equipment, then they pursue their goal and there is no reason to expect anything good.
  6. nord62
    nord62 8 February 2016 13: 08
    0
    The "mattress" logic is smart - to throw more weapons into the region, and there they will find a use for it. What a bastard! angry By God - the SVR and the GRU must start creating "controlled chaos" in the United States itself, this is the only way to kick them in the face. Otherwise, the whole world will be destroyed.
  7. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 8 February 2016 13: 13
    0
    In vain they communicate with the Frogs! They can easily be thrown, as they threw Russia with the Mistrals.
  8. triglav
    triglav 8 February 2016 14: 24
    0
    And our gun ...