The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of up to 300 M1152 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs)/ Humvees to Lebanon for an estimated cost of $55.5 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
The Government of Lebanon has requested to buy up to three hundred (300) M1152 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) (2 purchases of one hundred fifty (150) each). Also included are spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The principal contractor will be American General, South Bend, Indiana.
The proposed sale will provide sufficient modern transport vehicles to improve Lebanon’s capability to meet current and future threats by improving its ability to move troops and supplies around the country to counter violent extremist organizations and to secure its border. Lebanon will have no difficulty absorbing this additional equipment and services into its armed forces as they currently operate over one thousand (1,000) HMMWVs of various variants.