Lebanon’s Future Equipment

According to DefenseNews website Iveco signed an agreement to sell 80 military and police vehicles to Lebanon. Among these vehicles Lebanon will receive 25 LMV Lince, 5 MPV and 10 6X6 VBTP.

Iveco LMV Lince:
The LMV Lince at Eurosatory 2006.

The LMV Lince at Eurosatory 2006.

The LMV Lince at Eurosatory 2006.

The LMV Lince at Eurosatory 2006.

The LMV Lince at Eurosatory 2006.

The LMV Lince at Eurosatory 2006.

The LMV Lince at Eurosatory 2006.

The LMV Lince at Eurosatory 2006.

The LMV Lince at Eurosatory 2006.

The LMV Lince at Eurosatory 2006.

The LMV Lince at Eurosatory 2012.

The LMV Lince at Eurosatory 2012.

Iveco MPV:
The Iveco MPV at Eurosatory 2010.

The Iveco MPV at Eurosatory 2010.

The Iveco MPV at Eurosatory 2012.

The Iveco MPV at Eurosatory 2012.

The Iveco MPV at Eurosatory 2012.

The Iveco MPV at Eurosatory 2012.

The Iveco MPV at Eurosatory 2012.

The Iveco MPV at Eurosatory 2012.

The Iveco MPV at Eurosatory 2012.

The Iveco MPV at Eurosatory 2012.

Iveco VBTP:
The Iveco VBTP at Eurosatory 2012.

The Iveco VBTP at Eurosatory 2012.

The Iveco VBTP at Eurosatory 2012.

The Iveco VBTP at Eurosatory 2012.

Among potential future military vehicles to be used in Lebanon are the French VBL Mistral and VAB Mark 3:

VAB Mistral:
The VBL Mistral at Paris Air Show 2013.

The VBL Mistral at Paris Air Show 2013.

The VBL Mistral at Paris Air Show 2013.

The VBL Mistral at Paris Air Show 2013.

The VBL Mistral at Paris Air Show 2013.

The VBL Mistral at Paris Air Show 2013.

The VBL Mistral at Paris Air Show 2013.

The VBL Mistral at Paris Air Show 2013.

The VBL Mistral at Paris Air Show 2013.

The VBL Mistral at Paris Air Show 2013.

VAB Mark 3:
The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

The VAB Mark 3 at Eurosatory 2014.

Securing Tripoli

Photos published by the Lebanese Army Website regarding the launched campaign to quell the violence in the northern city of Tripoli:

Lebanese Army M113A2 APCs of the 4th Intervention Regiment.

Lebanese Army M113A2 APCs of the 4th Intervention Regiment, Tripoli, April 1, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2 APCs of the 4th Intervention Regiment.

Lebanese Army M113A2 APCs of the 4th Intervention Regiment, Tripoli, April 1, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2 APCs of the 4th Intervention Regiment.

Lebanese Army M113A2 APCs of the 4th Intervention Regiment, Tripoli, April 1, 2014.

Lebanese Army Caterpillar 950F Wheel Loader and VAB w/"AMX" turret of the 4th Intervention Regiment.

Lebanese Army Caterpillar 950F Wheel Loader and VAB w/”AMX” turret of the 4th Intervention Regiment, Tripoli, April 1, 2014.

Lebanese Army Caterpillar 950F Wheel Loader and VAB w/"AMX" turret of the 4th Intervention Regiment.

Lebanese Army Caterpillar 950F Wheel Loader and VAB w/”AMX” turret of the 4th Intervention Regiment, Tripoli, April 1, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2 APCs of the 4th Intervention Regiment.

Lebanese Army M113A2 APCs of the 4th Intervention Regiment, Tripoli, April 1, 2014.

 

 

Source: Lebanese Army Website

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

The VAB Mark II 6×6 in Lebanon

Newly seen in Lebanon and more particularly in Tripoli is the freshly delivered LAF VAB Mark II 6x6. (Source: TNN, photo noticed by Chucri Saba)

Newly seen in Lebanon and more particularly in Tripoli is the freshly delivered ISF VAB Mark II 6×6. (Source: TNN posted on Military Vehicles in Lebanon Facebook page, photo noticed by Chucri Saba)

The VAB Mark II 6x6 seen at Eurosatory 2010, the same variant delivered to Lebanon.

The VAB Mark II 6×6 seen at Eurosatory 2010, the same variant delivered to Lebanon.

 

The Abra Issue

News photos from the net about the latest events that happened in Abra & vicinity, Sidon, Lebanon:

Lebanese Army M998 HMMWVs of the 7th Mechanized Brigade in Sidon, June 18 2013.

Lebanese Army M998 HMMWVs of the 7th Mechanized Brigade in Sidon, June 18 2013.

Lebanese Army M113 APCs of the 7th Mechanized Brigade on patrol, Sidon, June 18 2013.

Lebanese Army M113 APCs of the 7th Mechanized Brigade on patrol, Sidon, June 18 2013.

Gunmen and followers of hardline Sunni cleric Sheik Ahmad al-Assir pass in front of a Lebanese Army M113A1 APC of the 8th Mechanized Brigade in Sidon, June 18 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

Gunmen and followers of hardline Sunni cleric Sheik Ahmad al-Assir pass in front of a Lebanese Army M113A1 APC of the 8th Mechanized Brigade in Sidon, June 18 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

Lebanese Army M113A1 APCs of the 7th Mechanized Brigade heading towards Abra, June 23 2013.

Lebanese Army M113A1 APCs of the 7th Mechanized Brigade heading towards Abra, June 23 2013.

Lebanese Army M113A1 APCs of the 7th Mechanized Brigade heading towards Abra, June 23 2013.

Lebanese Army M113A1 APCs of the 7th Mechanized Brigade heading towards Abra, June 23 2013.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 APCduring clashes in Abra, June 23 2013.  (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

A Lebanese Army M113A1 APCduring clashes in Abra, June 23 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

A Lebanese Army M113A1 hit and burninig in Abra, June 23, 2013.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade hit and burning in Abra, June 23, 2013.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 hit and burninig in Abra, June 23, 2013.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade hit and burning in Abra, June 23, 2013.

Medics transport an injured Lebanese soldier from a Lebanese Army M113A1 hit and burninig in Abra, June 23, 2013.  (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

Medics transport an injured Lebanese soldier from a burning Lebanese Army M113A1 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

The knocked out Lebanese Army M113A1 in Abra, June 24, 2013.

The knocked out Lebanese Army M113A1 in Abra, June 24, 2013.

A convoy of Lebanese Army M113 APC heading for Abra, June 23, 2013

A convoy of Lebanese Army M113 APCs heading for Abra, June 23, 2013

A Lebanese Army M113 APC and An M998 HMMWV heading for Abra, June 23, 2013

A Lebanese Army M113 APC and An M998 HMMWV heading for Abra, June 23, 2013

A Lebanese Army M113A1 APC of the 8th Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24 2013.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 APC of the 8th Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24 2013.

LAFABY 110

A Lebanese Army M113A1 APC of the 8th Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24 2013.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 and an M1009 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 and an M1009 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A Lebanese Army Soldiers charging next to a Lebanese Army M113A1 APC in Abra, June 24 2013.

A Lebanese Army Soldiers charging next to a Lebanese Army M113A1 APC in Abra, June 24 2013.

LAFABY 113

A Lebanese Army VAB of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment and a T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013.

LAFABY 114

A Lebanese Army VAB of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment and a T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013.

LAFABY 115

A Lebanese Army VAB of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 24, 2013.

LAFABY 116

A Lebanese Army VAB of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 24, 2013.

LAFABY 118

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 early production of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013. Note the T-54-2 hull.

LAFABY 119

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade  in Abra, June 24, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013.

Lebanese Army T-54-3 MBTs of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade  in Abra, June 24, 2013.

Lebanese Army T-54-3 MBTs of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013.

LAFABY 120

A Lebanese Army M998 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 24, 2013.

LAFABY 121

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 24, 2013.

LAFABY 122

A Lebanese Army M1151 HMMWV of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 24, 2013.

LAFABY 123

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR APC of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 24, 2013.

LAFABY 124

A Lebanese Army VAB of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 24, 2013.

LAFABY 125

Lebanese Army M113 APCs of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and Nissan Urvan Ambulance of the Medical Brigade in Sidon, June 24, 2013

LAFABY 126

A Lebanese Army M113A1 APC of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, Sidon, June 24, 2013

LEBANON-SYRIA-CONFLICT-UNREST

A Lebanese Army M113A1 APC of the 7th Mechanized Brigade on the move, Sidon, June 24, 2013

LAFABY 128

A Lebanese Army M113A1 APC of the 7th Mechanized Brigade on the move, Sidon, June 24, 2013

LAFABY 129

A Lebanese Army M113A1 APC of the 7th Mechanized Brigade on the move, Sidon, June 24, 2013

LAFABY 130

A Lebanese Army M113A1 APC of the 7th Mechanized Brigade on the move, Sidon, June 24, 2013

Photo Credits & Source: News agencies and press online.

MERCY: Franco-Jordanian training in Aqaba

A joint shooting exercise between Jordanian and French forces took place on the 1st and 2nd of April 2013 on the military camp of Al Humaïma, 60 km north of the port of Aqaba. The joint exercise, Mercy, put into action the entire French Army tactical group (GTE) onboard the BPC Tonnerre, 200 legionnaires and 50 vehicles, as well as two Gazelle and a Puma ALAT helicopters. The Jordanian side deployed a section of the Jordanian Armed Forces 61st Special Forces Battalion and their armored Humvees.

Mission Jeanne d'Arc - 1ère Phase

Jordanian Armed Forces M1043A2 HMMWV of the 61st Special Forces Battalion during the exercise.

Mission Jeanne d'Arc - 1ère Phase

A French ALAT SA-342M Gazelle Viviane during the exercise.

Mission Jeanne d'Arc - 1ère Phase

A French Army VAB TOP during the exercise.

Mission Jeanne d'Arc - 1ère Phase

French Army VAB TOP APCs during the exercise.

Mission Jeanne d'Arc - 1ère Phase

A French Army legionnaire during the exercise.

Source: Ministère de la Defense/ECPAD