Lebanon

05-Jan-22 L170x MD Helicopters MD530F Hadath al-Jebbeh, Lebanon

05-Jan-22 L170x MD Helicopters MD530F Hadath al-Jebbeh, Lebanon

5-Jan-2022

Emergency landing after the soldiers on board heard a strange sound and they decided to make an emergency landing – the helicopter ended up on its side in a tree.  According to a press report, all on board of the helicopter are in good health. The Lebanese Army received six 530Fs from the US in... Read more

Black Hall Aerospace awarded $27M for MD530F support in Lebanon

Black Hall Aerospace awarded $27M for MD530F support in Lebanon

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

Black Hall Aerospace Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $26,916,260 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor logistics services and contractor field service representative services needed to field, sustain and provide training and technical support to the Lebanese Air Force in support of the armed MD 530F helicopter. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work... Read more

Lebanese Army start R44 tourist flights to raise money

Lebanese Army start R44 tourist flights to raise money

5-Jul-2021Source: ARAB NEWS

The Lebanese army announced on Thursday that it is set to offer sightseeing rides in its helicopters in a bid to boost its coffers. The country’s ongoing economic crisis —  which the World Bank describes as “likely one of the world’s worst since the 1850s” — has hit the Lebanese military hard, leaving it struggling... Read more

Bell Delivers Three Huey IIs to the Lebanese Air Force

Bell Delivers Three Huey IIs to the Lebanese Air Force

24-Feb-2021Source: Bell

This month, Bell delivered three Bell UH-1H-IIs to the Lebanese Air Force (LAF). These aircraft will augment their existing fleet and be utilized for search and rescue, troop transport, firefighting and utility missions. “We are privileged to support the LAF with additional Huey II aircraft, which will enhance its operational capability,” said Tim Evans, regional... Read more

Lebanon orders 6 MD530Gs

Lebanon orders 6 MD530Gs

3-Oct-2018Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today receipt of the third Delivery Order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter IDIQ contract. The firm, fixed-price award is for six (6) armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopters to be delivered to the Lebanon Air Force (LAF), and includes initial logistics support (ILS) for the aircraft,... Read more

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

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

23-May-2017

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

Lebanon buys three Huey IIs in $19M contract

Lebanon buys three Huey IIs in $19M contract

16-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

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

Australia delivers UH-1 parts to Lebanese Army

Australia delivers UH-1 parts to Lebanese Army

4-Feb-2016Source: The Daily Star

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... Read more

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

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

29-Sep-2014Source: DSCA

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

04-Jul-14 Sikorsky S61 Halat, Lebanon

04-Jul-14 Sikorsky S61 Halat, Lebanon

4-Jul-2014

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

Lebanon receives six Huey IIs

Lebanon receives six Huey IIs

17-Dec-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

Lebanon files request for six Huey IIs

Lebanon files request for six Huey IIs

31-Jul-2012Source: DSCA

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

Medical Center rooftop helipad to be inaugurated in Beirut

Medical Center rooftop helipad to be inaugurated in Beirut

19-Jul-2012Source: Naharnet

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)... Read more

28-Jan-11 Jdeidet al-Qaitaa, Lebanon

28-Jan-11 Jdeidet al-Qaitaa, Lebanon

28-Jan-2011

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

03-Dec-10 Eurocopter SA342M Jbeil, Lebanon

03-Dec-10 Eurocopter SA342M Jbeil, Lebanon

3-Dec-2010

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.... Read more

Lebanon requested ten Mi-24s, Russia offers six

Lebanon requested ten Mi-24s, Russia offers six

26-Nov-2010Source: Strategy Page

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.... Read more

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

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

20-Nov-2010

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

US plans helicopter upgrades for Lebanese Air Force despite aid freeze

US plans helicopter upgrades for Lebanese Air Force despite aid freeze

30-Oct-2010Source: World Tribune

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.... Read more

UAE and Lebanon’s military bond becomes stronger

UAE and Lebanon’s military bond becomes stronger

28-Sep-2010Source: The National

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.... Read more

France to keep its promise of arming Lebanese Gazelles

France to keep its promise of arming Lebanese Gazelles

6-Sep-2010Source: Ya Libnan

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.... Read more

Russia to supply Mi-24 gunships to Lebanon

Russia to supply Mi-24 gunships to Lebanon

27-Feb-2010Source: Ya Libnan

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... Read more

Spain sending helicopters to UN mission in Lebanon

Spain sending helicopters to UN mission in Lebanon

15-Jan-2010

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)... Read more

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