Army Receives Two U.S. Super Tucano Light Attack Aircraft
The Lebanese Air Force on Monday received two U.S. A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft, the National News Agency said.
The two planes were delivered at the Hamat military airport in northern Lebanon.
The two aircraft have been donated to Lebanon as part of the U.S. aid program for the Lebanese Army.
The planes are designed for counter-insurgency operations.
The U.S. has been a major supporter of the Lebanese Army, which until recently had been fighting the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's Syrian branch on the border with Syria.
The two groups were ousted from the border region following Hizbullah and army offensives.
Last year, Washington delivered three Huey II helicopters, raising to 10 the number of such U.S.-made aircraft in Lebanon's fleet.
The U.S. has provided more than $1 billion in military assistance to Lebanon since 2006.