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Lebanon to get Raven

6th March 2009 - 00:00 GMT | by in Sydney


Lebanon has been given approvals for a US foreign military sales acquisition of Aerovironment RQ-11 Raven unmanned air systems.

The pending deal has been revealed by the US Embassy in Beirut, which says that the commander of the Lebanese armed forces, GEN Jean Kahwaji, was advised of the release decision during a visit to the US in the week commencing 22 February.

According to a statement issued 27 February by the Beirut embassy, during the visit Kahwaji "received confirmation that the U.S. will soon provide Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to the LAF. "

The embassy says "these aircraft will increase

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