Workers unload a Howitzer, part of a military donation from the U.S. government to the Lebanese army, during a ceremony at Beirut's port, Lebanon, August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

The US Embassy in Lebanon says Washington has delivered laser-guided rockets valued at more than $16 million to the Lebanese army.

The rockets delivered on Wednesday are a key component for a fleet of A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft previously delivered.

The delivery demonstrates the US government’s “firm and steady commitments” to support the Lebanese military, according to the statement.

The reference appeared to be aimed at the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, which has an arsenal that rivals that of the Lebanese army and dominates the country’s politics, AP said.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif offered Tehran’s military aid to Lebanon during a visit this week.

The minister said the Lebanese government had to show “a desire” to accept it first.

 

 

Source: RT

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Diego Prendergast

Hopefully these laser guided rockets may discourage Israeli intrusions.

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???? These are APKWS laser guidance systems you fit on Hydra70 air-to-ground rockets… The 6x A-29 Super-Tucano (greatly inspired by WW2 P-51 Mustang) and the 2000x APKWS are funded by Saudi-Arabia. Lebanese army is not known to love Hezbollah a lot. Moreover, UNSC Res.1701 orders the disarmament of Hellbollah… Mark my words, these won’t be used against Israel 😉 Note that A-29 can carry air-to-air missiles : Sidewinder (US), Piranha (Brazil) and Python 3/4 (Israel) are OK. Nevertheless, these are pretty short range self-defence IR missiles… You don’t want to fück with a F-15 or F-16 equipped with mid-range AMRAAM,… Read more »

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“US delivers laser-guided rockets to Lebanon for air defense” => There is no air defence with these rockets, btw, these are dumb Hydra70 rockets you add a BAe+Northrop+Lockheed-built laser-guidance kit named WGU-59 APKWS (Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System) between the warhead and the rocket engine section : http://www.combataircraft.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/02/Screen-Shot-2018-02-27-at-12.56.57-1.png You carry these in pods of 19 or 7 Some action here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VUF9whYaqM You will notice the tank’s hull didn’t liked it. Note that some shots are made with inert warheads to measure accuracy. Such rocket is not intended to go after MBTs like T-14 Armata, T-90, AMX-Leclerc, etc, but if… Read more »

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APKWS is not my preferred in this range : – Also for Hydra70, the S-Korean LOGIR kit costs only $5,000 and is “fire’n’forget’ : no need to keep a laser on target : you point the target once with the laser, LOGIR locks visually, ,you launch, no need to wait until it hits. http://bemil.chosun.com/nbrd/data/10040/upfile/201306/20130609000444.jpg – Thales/TDA Aculeus AKA ILGR. Being launched through induction, no need for wire the rockets in the pod, these are way more accurate than Hydra70 and more types of warheads are available http://www.tda-armements.com/sites/tda/files/styles/image_bloc_page/public/ACULEUS%20LG_0.jpg So are pods of 22 rockets – In a bigger caliber pattern, instead… Read more »

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In the COIN (Counter-insurgency) aircraft,A-29 is not my preferred too : the Vietnam era OV-10 Bronco is really better thought. OV-10 fights ISIS in Iraq : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gP8sqgqEFw Stupid senator McCain torpedoed the project despite modernised OV-10 proved itself as efficient as a F-15E. Filipino old Broncos have hammered ISIS last year. In fact,, I’d like to slightly stretch the Bronco, near fully make it of kevlar, use the Pratt & Whitney 1940HP PT6C-67A used on AgustaWestland AW609 (smth like a mini V-22 Osprey) added with a small Williams FJ44-4M 16.89kN turbofan (some OV-10 received a small jet engine on their… Read more »

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zionist talking about others achievements as if they were his own. How about get the war welfare crowd a job that keeps them away from sucking off the nations teet indefinitely. Crack whores are more honorable then the welfare crowed wrapped in endless wars. They actually have to earn money and not extort it from the people