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US to Give Lebanon Military Unmanned Aircraft

Posted by on Apr. 14, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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What do you think of US supplying Lebanon?   Can some of these end up in the wrong hands? 

 

US to donate unmanned military aircraft to Lebanon

 

US to donate unmanned military aircraft to Lebanon AFP/File - A US soldier from the 1st Infantry Division prepares an RQ-11 Raven miniature unmanned aerial vehicle ...

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BEIRUT (AFP) - The United States is to donate 12 Raven unmanned aircraft to the Lebanese army as part of its military assistance programme, the US embassy announced on Tuesday.

The aircraft would be provided "in the coming months," an embassy statement said.

Lebanese army commander General Jean Kahwaji and Defence Minister Elias Murr agreed to the donation while visiting the United States earlier this year, it added.

The US Defence Department is also training Lebanese army pilots on the Raven as "part of the comprehensive, robust US military assistance programme to Lebanon," the statement said.

The Raven has electronic sensors providing immediate intelligence information and can perform remote reconnaissance and surveillance.

US military assistance to Lebanon has totalled more than 410 million dollars (309 million euros) since 2006 and includes aircraft, tanks, artillery and training.

 

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BEIRUT (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy says the United States will provide Lebanon will 12 unmanned military aircraft in the coming months.

Since 2006, the U.S. has provided Lebanon with more than a billion dollars in assistance, including $410 million to support security. The United States hopes a strengthened Lebanese military would spread state authority across a country buffeted by political and sectarian divisions.

An Embassy statement Tuesday said Lebanese air force members are in the United States training on the ''Raven'' aircraft which performs remote reconnaissance and surveillance.

Washington has stepped up its program to aid the Lebanese military, with a recent decision to supply battle tanks, after Russia promised in December to give Lebanon 10 MiG-29 fighter jets.

 

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Della529
by Matlock on Apr. 14, 2009 at 12:14 PM

They are for surveillance and remote reconnaissance.  What could "wrong hands" use them for?

AuntieSunshine
by Member on Apr. 14, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Maybe Hezbollah.   ( sorry if spelling wrong)

Della529
by Matlock on Apr. 15, 2009 at 8:28 PM

And just what exactly HOW would they use them? 

Quoting AuntieSunshine:

Maybe Hezbollah.   ( sorry if spelling wrong)


spoiled_wife
by Member on Apr. 15, 2009 at 8:34 PM

This.. This is nothing really.. The items being are not weapons or weapons grade devices. They are just for surveillance.

You really want to worry..

Check out what all we have been, and keep giving Pakistan. Talk about bad bad things that can very very easily get into some wrong hands.

                                               

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