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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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Australia delivers UH-1 parts to Lebanese Army

Australia delivers UH-1 parts to Lebanese Army

Australia has delivered helicopter parts to the Lebanese Army to help combat threats imposed by the neighboring crisis in Syria, the embassy said in a statement issued Tuesday. See Full Story

Source: The Daily Star, 04-Feb-16

Lebanon requests 18 Huey IIs plus support in $180M deal

Lebanon requests 18 Huey IIs plus support in $180M deal

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lebanon for Huey II rotary wing aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $180 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on September 17, 2014…. Read more »

Source: DSCA, 29-Sep-14

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

Lebanon files request for six Huey IIs

Lebanon files request for six Huey IIs

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today 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. The Government of Lebanon has requested a possible sale of 6 Huey II helicopters, spare and… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 31-Jul-12

Medical Center rooftop helipad to be inaugurated in Beirut

Medical Center rooftop helipad to be inaugurated in Beirut

The Saint George Hospital University Medical Center in Beriut’s Ashrafiyeh neighborhood is expected to inaugurate on Thursday a helipad on the roof of the building during a ceremony sponsored by Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Beirut Elias Audeh. (see full story)

Source: Naharnet, 19-Jul-12

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28-Jan-11 Jdeidet al-Qaitaa, Lebanon

A Lebanese army helicopter made an emergency landing on the outskirts of the Akkar town of Jdeidet al-Qaitaa due to a technical malfunction

28-Jan-11

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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

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Lebanon requested ten Mi-24s, Russia offers six

Lebanon requested ten Mi-24s, Russia offers six

Russia has offered a collection of weapons, for free, to Lebanon. This will include six Mi-24 helicopter gunships, 31 T-72 tanks, 36 130-millimeter artillery and 500,000 rounds of ammunition for artillery Lebanon already has.

Source: Strategy Page, 26-Nov-10

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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

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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

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UAE and Lebanon’s military bond becomes stronger

UAE and Lebanon’s military bond becomes stronger

Ali al Matroushi, a member of Federal National Council’s defence committee, said: “The UAE has a special relationship with Lebanon.” That relationship extends back many years: the UAE Armed Forces took part in mine-clearing operations in Lebanon during the 1980s and mid-2000s, he said.

Source: The National, 28-Sep-10

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France to keep its promise of arming Lebanese Gazelles

France to keep its promise of arming Lebanese Gazelles

France is aware that Israel has “protested” about the French decision [to deliver such weapons to Lebanon] and that Washington raised “serious questions” about the arms deal.

Source: Ya Libnan, 06-Sep-10

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Russia to supply Mi-24 gunships to Lebanon

Russia to supply Mi-24 gunships to Lebanon

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman returned Friday from a two-day official visit to Moscow and announced that Russia had agreed to provide his country with Mi-24 helicopters

Source: Ya Libnan, 27-Feb-10

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Spain sending helicopters to UN mission in Lebanon

Spain sending helicopters to UN mission in Lebanon

A group of helicopters based in Canary participate in the mission that Spain takes place in Lebanon under the auspices of the United Nations Organization (UNO)

15-Jan-10

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New Dedicated Heli-Firefighting Fleet with Fast Buckets for Lebanon

Source: Vertical, 30-Jun-09

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Lebanon receives its first fire-fighting S61

Source: Ya Libnan, 05-Jun-09

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Lebanon buys three Sikorsky S61s for firefighting

Source: Daily Star, 02-Jun-09

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