Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Beirut

Lebanese Civil War
1982 israeli invasion of Lebanon
2006 israeli invasion of Lebanon
2007 conflict against “Fatah al Islam” forces in northern Lebanon.

The Shebaa Farms area of Lebanon is still under occupation by israeli forces. The Shebaa Farms is internationally recognized as part of Lebanon.

Lebanese Armed Forces
56,000 military personnel

Lebanese Air Force
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Lubnania

Beirut Air Base (at Beirut International Airport)
Rayak Air Base
Kleyate Air Base (at Rene Mouawad Airport)
Wujah Al Hajar Air Base

Hawker Hunter aircraft used for ground attack (4)

AC-208B Combat Caravan (Cessna 208) armed with Hellfire missiles and MX-15D camera. Used for surveillance and close air support. (1)

UH-1 helicopters utility/ground attack helicopters (23)

Mi-24 attack helicopters (6)
SA.342 Gazelle helicopters used for maritime patrol, ground attack, scout (8)

AW139 helicopters used as VIP transport.(1)
SA.330 Puma helicopters (10)
Robinson R44 helicopters (4)
Sikorsky S-61 helicopters used for fire rescue (3)

RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicles (12)

Modified some UH-1 helicopters to drop 500 lb Mark 82 and 1000 lb Mark 83 bombs during the 2007 conflict against “Fatah al Islam” forces at the Nahr al Bared Palestinian refugee camp. Also modified to carry SNEB 68mm rocket pods

LAF-GS-ER2 250kg bomb

LAF-GS-ER3 400kg bomb

Lebanese Navy
1,800 personnel

Patrol Boats (15)

Landing Craft (2)
EDIC III class

Fast Intercept Boats (11)
Combat Support boats (27)

7 Coastal Radar Installations. Three of the radar installations are at Tyre, Sidon and Tripoli.

Pharos Long Range Surveillance Platforms (6)

Lebanese Naval Commando regiment (SEALs)
Maroon beret

T-54/55 tanks (233)

M60 tanks (10)

M48A5 tanks (93)
AIFV infantry fighting vehicles (16)
AML-90 armored reconnaissance vehicles (74)
M113 armored personnel carriers (1,000+)

VAB armored personnel carriers

Nimr II 4x4 wheeled utility vehicles. Made in the United Arab Emirates?


AIL M325 vehicles

Land Rover Defenders

M151 Mutt Jeeps

Peugeot P4
Toyota Land Cruiser

M939 6x6 wheeled transport trucks M35 6x6 wheeled transport trucks
M813 6x6 wheeled transport trucks

BM-21 multiple rocket launchers (30)

M198 155mm howitzers (107)
M114 155mm howitzers (20)
Obusier de 155mm Modele 50 (12)
2A36 152mm guns
M-46 130mm guns (20)
D-30 122mm howitzers (24)
M-30 (M1938) 122mm howitzers (36)
M101 105mm howitzers (15)
M102 105mm howitzers (10)

M712 Copperhead precision guided ammunition for 155mm howitzers


VAB Mephisto anti-tank guided missile carriers with HOT anti-tank missiles (10)

BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles

MILAN anti-tank guided missiles

9K11 Malyutka anti-tank guided missiles
RPG-32 shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launchers
SMAW anti-tank rocket launchers
AT4 shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launchers
M72 LAW shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launchers
M40 recoilless guns
M67 recoilless guns
M141 Bunker Defeat munitions. 83mm rockets for SMAW-D rocket launchers

Mk 19 automatic grenade launchers
M203 under barrel grenade launchers

Barrett M107 .50 cal sniper/anti-material rifles

M2HB Browning .50 cal machine guns
PK machine guns
FN MAG machine guns
M249 SAW machine guns

M24 sniper
M40 sniper
SVD Dragunov sniper
FN M1900
Steyr SSG 69
FR F1 sniper

M16 assault rifles
M4 carbines
AK-47/AKM assault rifles
HK G36 assault rifles
HK G3 assault rifles
HK 33
FN P90
Browning BDA
Browning Hi Power pistols

Air Defense
SA-7 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
ZU-23 anti-aircraft guns mounted on M113 armored personnel carriers
ZU-23 towed 23mm anti-aircraft guns
ZPU-4 anti-aircraft guns mounted om M113 armored personnel carriers

ZPU-4 towed 14.5mm anti-aircraft guns
ZPU-2 towed 14.5mm anti-aircraft guns
ZPU-1 towed 14.5mm anti-aircraft guns

Intervention Force
Green beret

Airborne Regiment
Brown beret

Republican Guard
Act as a Presidential Guard unit.

Special Forces
Commando Regiment (Maghaweer)

Moukafaha (anti-sabotage regiment)


Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Around 30,000 personnel
Policing and internal security responsibilities.

Fouhoud ("Panthers") 
Specialized anti-terrorist unit in the Internal Security Forces

General Directorate of General Security

Lebanese Armed Forces pictures