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UK Land Rover Spares for Lebanese Army

British Army R-WMIK+ Land Rovers donated to Lebanon in February 2021 [Crown Copyright]

The UK delivers 60 tonnes of Land Rover spare parts to Lebanese Army to facilitate the servicing and repairs of over 440 military vehicles.

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News Release, Beirut, 28 March 2024: Yesterday on Wednesday 27 March, the British Ambassador to Lebanon Hamish Cowell oversaw the handover of 60 tonnes of spare parts and tyres for Land Rovers at the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Logistics Base in Kfarshema.

This contribution – worth £2 million – underscores the United Kingdom’s commitment to supporting the LAF in their efforts to maintain stability and security. The package of 225 engines, 737 brand new tyres, and essential Land Rover spare parts will facilitate the servicing, repairs, and maintenance of over 440 military vehicles. This will strengthen operational readiness, mobility and road safety for the Land Border Regiments.

Ambassador Cowell with Senior Lebanese Officer in Kfarshima Logistics Base ~ no higher resolution available [Crown Copyright]

Ambassador Cowell said: “I am proud the UK is able to contribute to the Lebanese Armed Forces’ resilience and operational readiness. The LAF plays a critical role, under the leadership of General Joseph Aoun, in safeguarding Lebanon and its people amid the prevailing challenges, especially with the ongoing cross border fighting in South Lebanon.

“The equipment is vital for the operations of the Land Border Regiments tasked with securing Lebanon’s borders and combating smuggling and terrorist activities.

“The UK reaffirms its commitment to supporting the LAF and to strengthening Lebanon’s security and stability.”

Library image from 2015 of a British Army R-WMIK+ Land Rover on a NATO exercise in Spain [© Bob Morrison]

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