Eager Lion 12

JABAL PETRA, Jordan – Lebanese soldiers conduct fire and movement drills as a Light Armored Vehicle from Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit provides security during a live-fire, combined arms training range, May 12, during Exercise Eager Lion 12.

JABAL PETRA, Jordan – Marines with Charlie Company and Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and soldiers from the Lebanese Army conduct a live-fire, combined arms training range, May 12, during Exercise Eager Lion 12.

JABAL PETRA, Jordan – Marines with Charlie Company and Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and soldiers from the Lebanese Army brief an order before conducting a live-fire, combined arms training range, May 12, during Exercise Eager Lion 12.

RED SEA (May 12, 2012) – U.S. and Lebanese Sailors practice Visit, Board, Search and Seizure exercises aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) as part of Exercise Eager Lion 12.

RED SEA (May 12, 2012) – U.S. and Lebanese Sailors practice Visit, Board, Search and Seizure exercises aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) as part of Exercise Eager Lion 12

RED SEA (May 12, 2012) – Lebanese Sailors unload training weapons in preparation for Visit, Board, Search and Seizure cross-training exercises with U.S. Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) as part of Exercise Eager Lion 12.

 

Source: U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)’s photostream

 

Military Vehicles in Lebanon 1975-1981

The military vehicle historian Samer Kassis is back. After the tremendous book “30 years of military vehicles in Lebanon 1975-2005”, a bible for Middle East military vehicles fans, the author is back with a new concept of reference book series. The first issue of this new detailed series is “Military Vehicles in Lebanon 1975-1981” covering the vehicles used during the first stage of the Lebanese civil war.

The types of vehicles covered in the book varies from light vehicles such as the Hotchkiss M201 to tanks such as the Sherman M50 operated by all the belligerents related to this period of time. The majority of the photos has never been published before.

The book contains 184 photos including 14 in colors disseminated on 88 pages and published by Trevia Publishing.

Here are some photo samples of what can be found in this book:

More on this book can be found on Samer Kassis Facebook page.

Tripoli Clashes

Some news photos of the latest events the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli witnessed:

A Lebanese Army M1151 HMMWV, two M113 Kasman and an M113A2 of the Sea Commandos (Maghaweer Al Ba7er) Regiment in the streets of Tripoli, May 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir.

A Lebanese Army M1151 HMMWV and an M113A2 of the Sea Commandos (Maghaweer Al Ba7er) Regiment in Tripoli, Lebanon,May 16, 2012. BILAL HUSSEIN/AP

Lebanese soldiers on top of their M113A2 of the Sea Commandos (Maghaweer Al Ba7er) Regiment, Tripoli, northern Lebanon, May 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanese Army M113A2 APCs of the 4th Intervention Regiment and the Sea Commandos (Maghaweer Al Ba7er) Regiment, Tripoli, Lebanon, May 2012.

Lebanese Army M113 APCs of the 10th Mechanized Brigade in Tripoli, Lebanon, May 2012.

A Lebanese Army M113A2 of the 10th Mechanized Brigade in Tripoli, Lebanon, May 2012.

Lebanese ISF VAB Mo and KAMAZ 4326 trucks deploying in Tripoli, Lebanon, May 2012.

Lebanese ISF VAB Mo APCs and KAMAZ 4326 trucks deploying in Tripoli, Lebanon, May 2012.

 

 

Firefighting Helicopters

Some stunning photos of the Lebanese Air Force helicopters (UH-1H and S-61N) scrambled to help the firefighting vehicles in battling the blaze of a carpet factory that was engulfed in flames in the coastal town of Safra, north of Beirut, collapsed on Friday May 11:

Photo Credits: Mansour Hachem

Source: Flickr

More of Mansour Hachem’s work can be seen on his photostream

Saudi Pinz

Saudi Arabian National Guard Pinzgauer 718K vehicles, 2008.

Saudi Arabian National Guard Pinzgauer 718K 6X6 vehicles, Pinzgauer 716M 4X4 vehicles and a Steyr 12M18 truck, 2008.

Saudi Arabian National Guard Pinzgauer 716M vehicles, 2011.

Arab Revolts & Revolutions: Syria (14)

Some news photos from the net:

A Syrian Army ZIL-131 truck with ZU-23 AA gun, Early May 2012.

A Syrian Army Gaz-66, Late February 2012.

A Syrian Army Gaz-3308 Sadko truck in the Bab Amro neighbourhood of the city of Homs on May 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID

A Syrian Army T-72, April 2012.

Syrian T-62 tanks in Bab Amro near the city of Homs, February 12, 2012. UPI

A line up of Syrian Army T-55 tanks, April 2012.

A Moroccan Colonel, leader of the U.N. monitoring team, jumps from a Syrian army BMP-1 during a field visit in Douma city, near Damascus May 5, 2012, . REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

The U.N. monitoring team checking a Syrian Army BMP-1 during a field visit in Douma city, near Damascus May 5, 2012,

The U.N. monitoring team checking a Syrian Army BMP-1 during a field visit in Douma city, near Damascus May 5, 2012.

A Syrian Army BMP-1, April 2012.

A Syrian Army AMB-S Armored Ambulance, Late February 2012

A Free Syrian Army BMP-1 newly captured in Homs, February 2012. “7horiya ou bass” can be seen written in front of the vehicle meaning “Freedom Only”.

The same “7horiya ou bass” Free Syrian Army BMP-1 seen a few days later, March 2, 2012.

The same “7horiya ou bass” Free Syrian Army BMP-1 this time damaged, Homs, April 27, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Tellawi/Shaam

A Free Syrian Army BMP-1, Early May 2012.

A Free Syrian Army Technical, May 2012.

Another view of the same A Free Syrian Army technical, May 2012.

A Free Syrian Army Toyota HiLux technical, April 2012.