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Thursday, June 18, 2015

MILAN anti-tank missiles operational: Army

MILAN anti-tank missileThe Lebanese Army has dismissed media reports that some of the French MILAN anti-tank missiles it received in April as part of a $ 3-billion Saudi grant are defective.

“The Army command stresses that these rockets were brought from the warehouses of the French army. Relevant Lebanese Army apparatuses closely examined these rockets once they received them and ... they did not have any technical or manufacturing defects,” read a statement released Wednesday.

Lebanon’s As-Safir newspaper reported Wednesday that the 48 MILAN anti-tank missiles were “outdated and brought from stores in a hurry,” in order to arrive at the same time as French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who traveled to Beirut to supervise the arrival of the weapons shipment.

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