Steel Storm 2014

From February 24 up to February 28 2014, the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) conducted a joint live fire exercise with French, Italian , Finnish, Irish , Serbian, Spanish and Indonesian UNIFIL contingents.

Among the vehicles involved in this exercise are the French VAB, VBCI, VBL and P4, the Italian Centauro, Puma and Lince, the Spanish VEC and Lince and for the Lebanese Army the M113 and M998 HMMWV.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the 5th Mechanized Brigade during the exercise.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the 5th Mechanized Brigade during the exercise.

A Lebanese Army M998 HMMWV of the 5th Mechanized Brigade during the exercise.

A Lebanese Army M998 HMMWV of the 5th Mechanized Brigade during the exercise.

A SPANBATT UNIFIL LMV Lince during the exercise.

A SPANBATT UNIFIL LMV Lince during the exercise.

A FRENCHBATT UNIFIL VBCI during the exercise.

A FRENCHBATT UNIFIL VBCI during the exercise.

A FRENCHBATT UNIFIL VBL RECO during the exercise.

A FRENCHBATT UNIFIL VBL RECO during the exercise.

A FRENCHBATT UNIFIL VAB CERAMIC during the exercise.

A FRENCHBATT UNIFIL VAB CERAMIC during the exercise.

FRENCHBATT UNIFIL VBCI IFVs and Lebanese Army M113A1 APCs of the 5th Mechanized Brigade during the exercise.

FRENCHBATT UNIFIL VBCI IFVs and Lebanese Army M113A1 APCs of the 5th Mechanized Brigade during the exercise.

A FRENCHBATT UNIFIL P4 and a Lebanese Army M998 of the 5th Mechanized Brigade during the exercise.

A FRENCHBATT UNIFIL P4 and a Lebanese Army M998 of the 5th Mechanized Brigade during the exercise.

An ITALBATT B1 Centauro tank destroyer and a VTLM Lince next to a A SPANBATT LMV Lince during the exercise.

An ITALBATT B1 Centauro tank destroyer and a VTLM Lince next to a A SPANBATT LMV Lince during the exercise.

ITALBATT B1 Centauro tank destroyers and a VTLM Lince next to a A SPANBATT LMV Lince and VEC-M1 during the exercise.

ITALBATT B1 Centauro tank destroyers and a VTLM Lince next to a A SPANBATT LMV Lince and VEC-M1 during the exercise.

An ITALBATT Puma AFV during the exercise.

An ITALBATT Puma AFV during the exercise.

ITALBATT B1 Centauro tank destroyers during the exercise.

ITALBATT B1 Centauro tank destroyers during the exercise.

French, Italian, Spanish and Lebanese vehicles during the exercise.

French, Italian, Spanish and Lebanese vehicles during the exercise.

An ITALBATT VTLM Lince during the exercise.

An ITALBATT VTLM Lince during the exercise.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the 5th Mechanized Brigade facing ITALBATT vehicles.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the 5th Mechanized Brigade facing ITALBATT vehicles.

 

Sources:

Lebanese Army Website

Ministère de la Défense

Ministro della Difesa

Ministerio de Defensa

Tentara Nasional Indonesia

Vehicle Walk Around: Belgian Land Component Iveco LMV in Lebanon

A little walk around of the BELUFIL Iveco LMV. Another courtesy of Elite Group Lebanon:

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The BELUFIL Iveco LMV in Beirut, late February 2013.

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The BELUFIL Iveco LMV in Beirut, late February 2013.

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The BELUFIL Iveco LMV in Beirut, late February 2013.

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The BELUFIL Iveco LMV in Beirut, late February 2013.

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The BELUFIL Iveco LMV in Beirut, late February 2013.

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The BELUFIL Iveco LMV in Beirut, late February 2013.

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The BELUFIL Iveco LMV in Beirut, late February 2013.

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The BELUFIL Iveco LMV in Beirut, late February 2013.

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The BELUFIL Iveco LMV in Beirut, late February 2013.

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The BELUFIL Iveco LMV in Beirut, late February 2013.

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The BELUFIL Iveco LMV in Beirut, late February 2013.

Photo Credits: ELECTRO for Elite Group Lebanon

Goodbye BMR, Welcome LMV Lince

Thursday September 27, 2012

Nearly fifty units of the Lightweight Multipurpose Vehicle (LMV) Lince sail for Lebanon on board the “Camino Español” transport ship to join the UNIFIL to replace the BMR-600 APC who have been used by the Spanish troops deployed in the country of the cedars so far.

On September 25, the Iveco LMV Lince vehicles were loaded at the port of Valencia by the Chief of Staff Logistics Support to Operations, which is responsible for the screening of the material. The vehicles were prepared to participate in a peacekeeping mission, painted in white and and have been fitted with the media and telecommunications, and related weaponry.

In Lebanon the vehicles will be received by the Logistics Unit XVII. However, the release of these vehicles on the field will be the star of th next contingent that will take over in November, the Mechanized Infantry Brigade “Guzmán el Bueno” X which will be part of rotation XVIII, whose drivers have been instructed in their use.

By sending these “Lince”, the Spanish troops completes the deployment of the total area of ​​operations that were delivered in 2011 with the RG-31, except those who remain in country for teaching work and preparation.

The LMV already been proven in demanding missions as security and adaptation to the terrain like Afghanistan, which come to Lebanon with all guarantees. This is a more modern and safe vehicle, and requires less crew than the BMR.

However, not all BMR will be returned to country, but some will remain deployed, although the number of missions assigned to them will be less.

Spanish Army Iveco LMV Lince getting onboard for sailing and being used by the UNIFIL in Lebanon. The Iveco LMV is now used in Lebanon by the Italian, the Belgian and the Spanish armies.

Source: Ministerio de Defensa

Lebanese Independence Day Military Parade 2011 Edition (4): Around the parade.

A Lebanese Army 1973 International Loadstar 1700 equipped with a crane, winch and work bucket.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 station wagon of the Republican Guard.

Back view of the same Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 station wagon of the Republican Guard.

Lebanese Army 122mm M-30 howitzers firing during the ceremony openning.

A Lebanese Army M113A2 of the 3rd Intervention Regiment standing guard.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the 1rst Intervention Regiment with International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Brigade.

A Lebanese Army Iveco Eurocargo Water Tank truck of the Transportation Brigade. The Tanker is made by Abillama3.

A Lebanese Army M35A3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade.

A Lebanese Army M54 truck of the Republican Guard.

Another Lebanese Army M113A2 of the 3rd Intervention Regiment

Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the 1rst Intervention Regiment, International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Brigade.and a Land Rover Series III SWB of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade.

A Lebanese Army GMC Sierra of the Military Police.

Lebanese Army M113A2 of the 3rd Intervention Regiment & Land Rover Defender 110 station wagon of the Military Police.

A Lebanese Army M35A1 of Intervention Regiment.

Lebanese Army M35A2 truck of an Intervention Regiment & a Land Rover Defender 110 pickup.

A Lebanese Army M813 truck of the Signal Regiment.

Lebanese Army M35A2 andM35A3 heading back to their Barracks.

A Lebanese Army M35A2 of the 1rst Intervention Regiment guarding the crossroad.

 

Photo Credits: Chadi RACHID