31.01.05, 11:56 #1
"Lebanese Air Force takes delivery of two Robinson R44s
Torrance, CA— Executive officials from the Lebanese Army arrived at Robinson Helicopter Company to take delivery of their first two Robinson R44 Raven II Helicopters. General Nouhad Zebian, Lebanese Air Force Commander, was accompanied by Generals Ghassan Al Mahtar and Antoine Bou Jawdeh, Colonel Gaby el Kahi, and Major Imad Moubarak for a tour of the Robinson facility and acceptance flights in their new aircraft. ... The students at the Rayak Air force Base in Bekka Valley will enhance their military training by learning to fly in a Robinson R44 helicopter during the second year of their program. ..."
03.09.07, 18:06 #2
Die Lebanese Armed Forces will evtl 5 Hawker Hunter wieder Flugtüchtig machen und diese als Bomber einsetzen, momentan werden dafür die UH-1H benutzt.
The LAF official said commanders have also decided to bring five Hawker Hunter jets back into service after a decade’s retirement — if needed parts can be found. Sources said the main need is for ejector-seat parts.
03.09.07, 18:17 #3
Einfallsreich sind sie schon. Nachdem die unbewaffneten Gazelle Hubschrauber aus den Emiraten mit Abschussvorrichtungen für ungelenkte Raketen ausgerüstet wurden, erhielten die UH-1 Bombenabwurfvorrichtungen der Mirage III:
LAF technicians and engineers modified the UH-1H helicopters, raising the height of the landing skids and belly mounting bomb-release gear and pylons from retired Mirage-3 jets.
“Then we got out of the depots old bombs and fitted them with new detonators and loaded them on the helicopters and tested the system and it was a success,” the official said.
So far, the helicopters have dropped 250-kilogram and 400-kilogram bombs from altitudes between 3,000 and 4,000 feet. The pilots use GPS devices to help guide them from point of departure to the bomb-release point.
“The precision has been remarkable, with most bombs landing within a 10-meter radius,” Temsah said.
Wenn sie aber wieder flügge werden sollte man sich mal auf den Weg zum fotografieren machen
13.11.07, 03:06 #4
Irgendwie kann ich es nicht glauben das A-3 Skywarrior wieder in den Dienst gehen soll, es stehen zwar noch genug in Davis Monthan rum aber ob sich dieser Aufwand lohnt?:?!
Lebanon May Get Old U.S. Trainers
By Riad Kahwaji
Beirut — Lebanese and American military officials may skirt policy restrictions to provide the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) with old trainers and close-air-support helicopters, according to officials on both sides.
“For some reason, U.S. policy does not permit providing Lebanon with offensive weapons, especially air power,” said a senior Lebanese military official. “But there is no problem with providing Lebanon with trainers, and hence we have decided to go for this option as a start.”
The LAF, which relies on aid from the United States and other nations, cannot seek new and advanced trainers on its limited budget.
An official at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut confirmed that of the few options considered, the best available trainer was the TA-3 Skywarrior.
“About three TA-3 trainers would likely be made available to Lebanon in the near future, but we don’t really know when,” said the U.S. official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to give an interview. “We might be able to send another two or three TA-3s later on but cannot be sure at this stage.”
Another official at the U.S. State Department confirmed the possible TA-3 transfer to Lebanon and said this would be a modest but helpful start for Lebanon’s air capabilities.
The LAF has no operational fixed-wing warplanes. Its five remaining Hawker Hunter jets are too old, and parts have been hard to locate.
“We need cartridges for the ejection seats before we can send the Hunters back in the air,” said the official. “We have looked just about everywhere, but with no luck.”
Another 11 Mirage-3 jets have been grounded since the late 1970s.
The LAF official said the presence of warplanes is important for the morale of the troops and would give the military an edge against the other militias in the country.
“We know the Hunters are old and we know the TA-3 is old, but for us it would be better than nothing,” he said. “Besides, the trainers would be given to the LAF more or less for free.”
The TA-3 was a U.S. tri-service large trainer that could also drop bombs.
“So long as the trainer we will get can carry bombs and attack ground targets, we will be very happy with it,” the LAF official said. “We hope this would be the first step before the U.S. is ready to supply us with F-16s.”
However, another Lebanese military official said the LAF command was still reviewing available options with the Americans.
“In addition to the TA-3, we are talking about other models, like the TA-4J Skyhawk,” he said.
Some analysts believe that giving the LAF trainers that are too old, like the TA-3 and TA-4, would be a bad idea.
“The U.S. and other countries that are interested in helping the Lebanese military should provide it with equipment that is not obsolete,” said Qassem Jaafar, a Middle East defense analyst. “Besides, the LAF will face the problem of finding spare parts, [which] it is already facing with most of its old hardware.”
The LAF had converted some of its UH-1H utility helicopters into bombers and used them in August to blast positions of the al-Qaida-affiliated Fatah Al-Islam terrorists in the Nahr Al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon.
“At the U.S. military, we are now referring to the Lebanese Hueys as UH-1Bs — and the B stands here for bombers,” the American embassy official said.
Nizar Abdel Kader, a retired Lebanese Army brigadier general, said, “Lebanon must have an air force, and the international community must help it establish one in order to meet all the pending threats facing the country.”
Lebanese and U.S. military officials said talks were under way to deal with the LAF request for attack helicopters, and the two options being considered are the AH-1 Cobra and the OH-58 Kiowa.
“The Cobra is the LAF first choice but might face an obstacle with existing policy restriction because it is designated as an attack helicopter,” the U.S. Embassy official said. “The Kiowa, which is designated primarily as a reconnaissance helicopter with light attack capabilities, would be easier to pass the current export controls on Lebanon.”å
25.06.08, 21:28 #5
Am Freitag kam es zum Absturz (Notlandung) eines "Gazelle"-Hubschrauber der Armee des Libanons im Beeka-Tal. Der Hubschrauber brannte total aus.
Beide Insassen (darunter ein Flugschüler ?) wurden verletzt.
Eine Frage an die Experten auf den Bild der Gazelle erkennt man in in der mitte des Rumpfes einen Anbau in Rohrform.
Was ist das ?
25.06.08, 22:17 #6
26.06.08, 15:17 #7Huey II
Diese ehemaligen UAE Gazelles flogen damals mit HOT Raketen bewaffnet. Darum diese beidseitige Halterung.
Die Libanesen haben aber meineswissens nur Hydraraketenwerfer erhalten sowie Kanonen.
26.06.08, 19:18 #8
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