An A-29 Super Tucano at Hamat Air Base in northern Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army, HO)
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The Lebanese Army received the first two A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft Monday afternoon, after Lebanese Air Force personnel spent several months in the U.S. completing in-flight training.The arrival comes after the Army sent 12 pilots and 20 maintenance workers to the U.S.' Moody Air Force Base in Georgia last March to undergo training in aircraft operation.Local media reported Sunday that Army head Gen. Joseph Aoun was set to take a trip to Washington "in the last week of this month".Gen. Aoun, who visited Washington upon his appointment as Army commander in April, was supposed to make a second visit in the summer.
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