Lebanese Army personnel examine equipment that arrived on board of a U.S. C-130 plane which landed Wednesday at the country’s Hamat Airbase in the north.
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Lebanon has sealed a deal to acquire six new light military aircraft, a defense company announced from the Dubai Air Show Monday.The company, Embraer Defense Systems, said that Lebanon would be acquiring six A-29 Super Tucano turboprop aircraft, a sale approved by the U.S. State Department in June this year. The Lebanon deal includes logistics support for the aircraft, which are used in light air support missions, and training for Lebanese pilots and mechanics.The U.S. State Department approved a deal to sell the military aircraft to Lebanon in June, along with other military hardware and support equipment as part of a proposed $462 million arms deal. Other countries offering military aid to Lebanon include the U.S., China and the U.K.
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