Army Receives Two U.S. Super Tucano Light Attack Aircraft

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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.

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Thumb no.comment 12 days

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2015-09-08/lebanon-may-get-armed-super-tucanos-despite-instability

Thumb s.o.s 12 days

Amazing, shukran amreeka!

Google wiki Embraer_EMB_314_Super_Tucano, it's a really nice aircraft.

Thumb sheikyerbouti 11 days

How the hell did three dozen hezballah fighters get killed in three days of fighting rocks on the border? I bet they could've used some reinforced cardboard wings and waterguns they would have capture more than just a couple of chickens and some onions lol

Thumb s.o.s 11 days

Yes 1thievery. they're absolutely what we need. Hopefully one day they'll be used to terminate the terrorist in chief, the coward warlord Hassan.

Thumb warrior 11 days

I bet your iran is providing the water for those guns and the glue for those wings.

Thumb galaxy 11 days

you look like someone from the stone age.

Thumb Mystic 11 days

Naharnet, why are you so proud of American junk?

This is their leftovers from WW2 that the LAF receives, Israeli Airforce will shoot these down like flies.

Nothing proud about America, to hell with them, drop your Western rhetorics.

Thumb gma-bs-artist. 11 days

Looks can be deceiving and these are two examples. These only look like leftovers WW2 planes but they are modern planes introduced in 2003 and used by more than a dozen countries including the US marines. You know, like Hezbollah supporters only look like disgusting human beings but they are unevolved pre-neanderthal apes introduced in 1983 and used by the Iranian revolutionary guards and loyal only to the Iranian supreme leader. I hope this makes it easy for you to understand Mystic although I'm not betting on it .

Missing sanctify 11 days

Junk??? This is state of the art aircraft, fresh from the factory. You can't get any better ground attack platform than the A-29. It does the same ground attack job of an F-16 or F-15 at 1/10 of the cost.
I think it was a very wise buy by the Lebanese army.

Iran would like to have anything remotely close to an A-29! Their failed experimental combat aircraft have all been a disaster and they have none in service. Of course, they still use obsolete F-14s, F-4s and F-5s US made cold war era aircraft.

Thumb justin 11 days

mystic why as an iranian you always never seem happy the LAF is getting stronger.

Thumb thepatriot 10 days

They were produced in the early 2000 for the first ones ya ahbal Mastica.... idiot!

Thumb warrior 11 days

didn't the iranian terrorist just say the USA halted military aid to Lebanon?