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Lebanese Military Receives Ten Anti-Tank Guided Missile Carriers From France (Photos)

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The Lebanese military announced on May 11 that it had received ten VCAC “Mephisto” anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) carriers and training equipment from France.

Lebanese Military Receives Ten Anti-Tank Guided Missile Carriers From France (Photos)

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Lebanese Military Receives Ten Anti-Tank Guided Missile Carriers From France (Photos)

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The VCAC “Mephisto” tank-hunter is based on the VAB armoured vanguard vehicle [“véhicule de l’Avant Blindé” in French]. The vehicle is equipped with the Euromissile Mephisto system, which fires HOT ATGMs.

The most advanced variant of the ATGM, known as HOT-3, has a range of 4,3km and can penetrate 1,250 mm of rolled homogeneous armour (RHA). Each VCAC “Mephisto” is armed with four ready-to-fire HOT ATGMs and eight more in reserve.

The French embassy in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, said on Twitter that the delivery of these ATGM carriers is a part of an “intensive cooperation plan” between the French and Lebanese armies.

In the last few months, the Lebanese military received loads of military equipment from the U.S. including unnamed aerial vehicles (UAVs). This Western support for the army is viewed as an attempt to challenge the legitimacy of Hezbollah, which has been defending Lebanon since the mid-80s.

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26 comments

  1. Saddam Hussein says:

    Its sad to see Lebanon cucked like this into buying weapons from France. They need to get closer to Russia and China.

    1. klove and light says:

      lol common thats just hilarious….there is no lebanese army…it 100% depends on hezbollah for security…..and lebanese Society to 95% is on hezbollahs side…..espeically after the 2006 war on lebanon and after Israel tried to steal offshore Drilling gas fields which only hezbollah prevented from falling into Israels arms due to their message ” if u stealm our gas fields we will shoot our Missiles at your gas platforms” and they backed their claimes with a short Video featuring the israeli gas platforms and their exact pin Point Location via drones………there is a very small minority , backed by Saudi Arabia, but their challenge got a real setback when Hariri was “imprisoned” for the whole world to see in Saudi Arabia as so called president of lebanon.that cost them alot in the eyes of ALL lebanese.
      in short…..hezbollah is UNCHALLEGEABLE in lebanon.period!

      1. PZIVJ says:

        The Lebanese army is listed as all ready having 35 of these, and 100 of the APC version.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aee4bc2a38303eff15699c60ac7672466809a29941a3d6002c8abdc576b99f1f.jpg

    2. zman says:

      Yes, it looks like an attempt to influence the Druze and other non-Hezbollah entities in Lebanon. It looks like an attempt to arm a certain faction against the Hezbollah forces. Possibly cause friction and division if fighting breaks out? Jumblatt and Hariri backers come to mind. One thing is for certain, they aren’t providing these weapons to defend against Israel. Hopefully, as in the US/Israeli weapons confiscated in Syria, they can be used against Israeli provocations. If they really want to help Lebanon, gift (or sell) them some AA missile systems. That’ll never happen.

      1. Ceasar Polar says:

        Lebanon is doomed, they have israelis violating their air space day and night, and still purchase some old tech from Rothschild minions (France). Lebanon needs S400 or S300’s along with 25*Su35’s 25*Mig 29’s and 75 Su24 attack 50 su24 bombers (with khirby jammers) , 100 tanks armada from Russia, and some AK12, along with ATGM from Russia for cheap purchases. If lebannon buys this exact list from Russia, the zionists will never violate their airspace again in 20 years.

        1. Barba_Papa says:

          Russia can’t even afford to buy that shopping list. That’s why despite having the best most modern tank in the world, the Armata, they chose to upgrade their old tanks. That shopping list is prohibitively expense. Lebanon would be glad to buy only one item on that list.

      2. Justin says:

        “One thing is for certain, they aren’t providing these weapons to defend against Israel.”
        Honestly, how certain are you?
        What do you KNOW that can prove this?
        Did they ally in 2007?
        Did they ally in 2016?

        How surprised would u be if they DID defend against israel?
        :)

    3. You can call me Al says:

      I am not even sure that they are buying the weapons; I cannot figure it out, but at the moment I think that Nato (US) is pushing for a civil war in The Lebanon.

    4. Xoli Xoli says:

      But Mr. Hussein the truth is NATO and Russia are also so scared to sell advanced weapons to North Korea and Iran.The reasons is Iran,Pakistan, Hisbollah and North Korea sit with most advance skills in weapons know how which easily surpassed super powers. When USANato dissolves Soviet lots of engineers join this particular compatriots.If a country can have atleas 3 three different types of extremely dangerous missiles which can take out any nuclear weapons site.Then what is the used to have nuclear weapons to be respect as superpower.This is the downfall of Russia by regard this as prestige. Telling USA NATO threatened countries that if the war start it will take three weeks which is a Russian lie.Emergin all countries which USA NATO attack wars are still ongoing.Because some countries dont have proper missile defense systems. But once you make it mobilize then it wont be take out easily.

    5. occupybacon says:

      While Russia and China want to get closer to the West

    6. Rob says:

      I don’t know these ATGMs are effective against Israeli tanks or not because if that cannot destroy Israeli tanks or Israel has its code then what’s the point to bought that from France. Main thing is these Arab armies have no brain.

    7. Sinbad2 says:

      It’s a scam, the French people don’t want France to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia to kill Houthi’s, so the French Government sends them to Lebanon, who then forwards them on to Saudi Arabia.

  2. χρηστος says:

    same fate as the weapons provided to Iran and are in parades now?F-14s etc?

  3. Xoli Xoli says:

    If information is correct that France and Germany who top up Israel weapons arsenal is fed up with Israel arrogance then goodmorning Israel and good bye.But if not so it is already Israel tested against attack worthless useless weapons dump in Lebanon.Middle East and Africa most riches in oil,gas,mineral resources raw material, diamond and gold .But is NATO outdated weapons dumping ground and terrorist creation centers by NATO.

    1. Concrete Mike says:

      Well if Germany and France do something against israel’s wishes, we should see waves of terrorist attacks this sumer.

      Lets see what happens, I think Israel is running out of time.

  4. Ceasar Polar says:

    Oh for the love of God, forget France, and NATO countries all together when it comes to defense equipment purchase. They all work directly or indirectly for the benefit of Israel —-> the root of all evil on earth. Better buy Russia gears more efficient cheaper, and better investment long term than any French obsolete garbage equipment from 60-70’s. France is dead, let it rest in peace.

    1. Assad must stay (gr8rambino) says:

      Lol yes agree hondred procentage

  5. Justin says:

    OR…..
    To defend against Israel?

    Hezbollah and the Lebanese army have joined forces many times before!
    in 2007 against Israel
    in 2016 against HTS!

    The art of deception! :)

  6. Smaug says:

    Don’t surprised if a few of these end up in the hands of a sub-state actor. Morale in the Lebanese military is very poor right now and Lebanon may or may not be on a path to civil war.

    1. Sinbad2 says:

      Straight to Yemen.

      1. Concrete Mike says:

        i hope youre correct, if smegma is here saying civil war in lebanon, i fear thats what uncle schmuel is trying to start. We have seen this pattern before havent we? ;)

  7. Domenic Patrone says:

    Okay, Lebanon IS Hezbollah. This equipment will probably be used to fight Israel when they soon attack. Now, I thought Israel and France were two NWO nations with, more or less, the same goals. So why France be arming Israel’s enemy? Am I “out of the loop” or just plain stupid ? What’s going on with this ??

    1. Sinbad2 says:

      I would not be surprised if this cargo ends up in Yemen killing Houthis.
      Hezbollah is the spirit of Lebanon, but the FUKUS nations Israel and KSA control the official government.

  8. James says:

    So yet again the West sow’s the seeds of chaos in stable countries. Building up weapons on one side of Lebanese politics will no doubt eventually receive a response from Hezbollah.

  9. Len Zegelink says:

    hezbollah say,s thank you .france

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