mercredi 8 août 2007

US delivers 80 new humvees to armed forces

The United States delivered the Lebanese armed forces 80 new High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) - more commonly known as humvees - as part of the US military assistance to Lebanon. This shipment increases the number of such vehicles to 100 that the Lebanese armed forces have received during this year. Lebanon is receiving $255 million in military equipment and training from the United States in 2007, a 550 percent increase compared with 2006. The overall 2007 US military assistance package for Lebanon is valued at $270 million, which includes emergency ammunition.

Source : The Daily Star