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Lebanon Accepts Additional Land Rover Spare Parts From UK

The UK has delivered additional Land Rover armored patrol spare parts to Lebanon as part of London’s Conflict, Stability, and Security Fund (CSSF) program.

The package, shipped to a logistics base in Kfarshima, included 737 tires, 225 engines, and other critical Land Rover components worth 2 million pounds ($2.5 million).

London wrote that this donation would be used for repairs, maintenance, and other servicing needs for more than 440 military vehicles under the Lebanese Armed Forces.

The government added that the package will improve the military’s mobility, road safety, and operational readiness, particularly the Land Border Regiments.

“The [Lebanese Armed Forces] 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,” UK Ambassador to Lebanon Hamish Cowell said.

“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 [Lebanese Armed Forces] and to strengthening Lebanon’s security and stability.”

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Lebanon’s Land Rover armored patrol vehicles donated by the UK in 2021. Photo: UK MoD

Supporting ‘Backbone’ Asset

The British government delivered a separate tranche of Land Rover parts to Beirut under the CSSF initiative in 2023.

This 400,000-pound ($505,000) package incorporated similar capabilities to sustain the functionality of Lebanon’s Land Rover fleet.

London donated parts worth 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) for the same purpose in 2022 and another 1.5 million pounds ($1.9 million) in 2021.

“Land Rover Defender vehicles form the backbone of the [Lebanese Armed Forces’] mobility,” Cowell said during last year’s shipment.

“Our UK teams with the Army’s leadership will continue to develop servicing, maintenance and equipment care procedures for the vehicles.”

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