Steel Storm

On September 4, 2012, the Force Commander Reserve (FCR) participated in a joint firing exercise with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) in Naqoura.

Jointly organized by UNIFIL and the LAF, “Steel Storm”, the firing exercise was intended to strengthen cooperation and operational coordination between the FCR and LAF. The exercise was led by the tactical command post of the FCR. The UNIFIL Maritime Task Force guaranteed safety at sea

The French vehicles, the VBL, the VBCI, The VAB and the Lebanese M113 followed one another on the shooting range, facing the sea, and shot over 10,000 cartridges and shells during the day. The targets were prepared and set by the Lebanese Navy and the security of the shooting has been held alternately by French and Lebanese soldiers.

A FRENCHBATT VBL and a Lebanese Army M113 of the 5th Mechanized Brigade during the exercise.
A FRENCHBATT VBL during the exercise.
A Lebanese Army M113 of the 5th Mechanized Brigade during the exercise.
A FRENCHBATT VAB and a VBCI VPC during the exercise.
A general view of the joint firing exercise.

 

 

Sources: Lebanese Army Website & Ministère de la Défense

 

 

 

 

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