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23-May-17 Bell UH-1 Naccache, Lebanon

Emergency landing made on a road; Photo shows helicopter apparently intact and complete, with no damage

23-May-17

Lebanon buys three Huey IIs in $19M contract

Lebanon buys three Huey IIs in $19M contract

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded an $18,935,563 modification (0005) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-11-G-0011 for the procurement of three UH-1H (Huey II) aircraft in support of the government of Lebanon.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (99.85 percent); and Lebanon (0.15 percent), with an estimated completion date of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Mar-16

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04-Jul-14 Sikorsky S61 Halat, Lebanon

Emergency landing for a firefighting helicopter – Lebanon has three ex Bristow S61s registered AD-1601 through 1603

04-Jul-14

Lebanon receives six Huey IIs

Lebanon receives six Huey IIs

In late July 2012, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified US Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Lebanon for six Huey II helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $63 million.  Full details of the DSCA request can be viewed here. HeliHub.com can… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Dec-12

03-Dec-10 Eurocopter SA342M Jbeil, Lebanon

The Army Command stated on Friday that a Gazelle was forced to make an emergency landing in the Jbeil area near the Afqa cave after a technical malfunction.

03-Dec-10

20-Nov-10 L-1502 Robinson R44 Antelias-Jal al-Dib, Lebanon

Emergency landing, without reported damage. Engineers attended at the scene

20-Nov-10

US plans helicopter upgrades for Lebanese Air Force despite aid freeze

US plans helicopter upgrades for Lebanese Air Force despite aid freeze

The administration of President Barack Obama, despite an aid freeze by Congress and concerns about Iran’s presence in the country via the dominant Hizbullah organization, has pledged to build Lebanon’s Air Force.

Source: World Tribune, 30-Oct-10