Lebanese pilots pass by four Super Tucano aircrfat during a handover ceremony at Hamat airbase, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The U.S. officially presented four A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to the Lebanese Air Force Tuesday during a ceremony at Hamat air base, just north of the coastal city of Batroun.The brigadier general delivered a briefing on how the new Super Tucanos will be integrated into the Air Force to a group of Lebanese and U.S. Army officials and U.S. diplomatic personnel.Haikal said the Cessnas illuminate targets while the A-29s destroy them.He said 13 Air Force pilots have been trained up on the new hardware, with one trained locally and 12 in the United States. The U.S. government is still to deliver six MD530 Light Attack Scout Helicopters to the Air Force.
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