Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Lebanese Armed Forces receives French VCAC Mephisto anti-tank missile systems

France formally handed over the first anti-tank missile system with HOT missiles to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) on 29 May, the French embassy in Beirut announced.

The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) received VCAC Mephisto anti-tank missile launcher vehicles and 48 HOT 2 missiles, which have a range of 4,000 m.

The VCAC Mephisto is a long-range anti-tank missile system based on wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier VAB fitted with anti-tank missile launcher turret. It uses the same chassis of the Renault Trucks Defense VAB 4×4 armoured personnel carrier. The French Army was the only user of the VCAC system.

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The Lebanese Armed Forces has also received 10 dogs trained to detect explosives as part of an assistance package that was worth close to EUR30 million, Pescheux said.

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