BEIRUT: Lebanon’s police received Wednesday three bomb detecting robots as part of a $2-million U.S. donation to enhance the security forces’ counter terrorism capacities.
A package of new technological equipment to detect and deactivate explosive devices that was given to the Internal Security Forces also included five bomb suits, which are heavy suits of body armor designed to protect the wearer from an explosion.
The package also included two water cannons for bomb disposal, two metal detectors, advanced portable x-ray systems, sophisticated communication devices, and other tools to be used by explosives experts.
The explosives office at the ISF held a live demonstration of the new equipment in the presence of the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale and the Judicial Police head Brig. Gen. Naji Masri who was representing ISF head Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Basbous.