The Lebanese military received on August 16 dozens of Humvee armored vehicles as a part of a new U.S. military grant.
“The Logistic Brigade received, in today’s noon through Beirut Port, 150 Humvee armored vehicles presented as a grant from U.S. authorities in the framework of the US Assistance Program for the Lebanese Army,” a statement by the army reads.
The Humvees were shipped aboard U.S.-flagged Liberty Pride vheicle carrier. The vessel is usually used to move U.S. military equipment in the Middle East.
Developed by AM General in the 80s, the Humvee became known for its good maneuverability. Nevertheless, its good reputation was washed out following the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, where the vehicle’s armor failed facing improvised-explosive devices (IEDs) and rocket-propelled grenades.
It remains unclear if the Lebanese military received newly-built Humvee vehicles, or used ones from the U.S. military’s stockpiles.