Lebanese Army receives six US drones

The Lebanese army said Wednesday it has received six drones from Washington.

The air force received the unmanned aircraft at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport, as part of the United States aid program dedicated to the Lebanese army and security forces.

The delivered drones are Boeing Insitu ScanEagle drones. The ScanEagle is a small, portable low-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle with a flight endurance of over 20 hours used for battlefield intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance.

According to an army communique, the six drones are worth $11 million.

“The US continues its steady delivery of equipment and training to the Lebanese Armed Forces,” a tweet from the US embassy has said.