Lebanon Navy Nations // Middle East/North Africa

OVERVIEW The Lebanese navy carries out modest anti-smuggling and anti-infiltration missions on the Lebanese coast between Tripoli and Tyre. The lack of spare parts and adequate funding has curtailed efforts to modernize the navy's aging inventory of pre-civil war vessels. A massive promised influx in military aid from Saudi Arabia in 2013 (since canceled) was expected to lead to a significant boost in its capabilities. PERSONNEL STRENGTH Approximately 1,800 personnel serve in the...


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