The Lebanese Army’s Logistics Brigade held a ceremony on 11 June, during which it received from the Chinese authorities a grant comprising of military vehicles, including 40 B80VJ trucks, 60 Sinotruk Howo jeeps, and spare parts.
The ceremony was attended by the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, Wang Kejian, Chinese Military Attaché, Brigadier General Zheng Yuchong, and Lebanese Army Major General, Milad Isaac, representing Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun.
In his speech, the Chinese Ambassador lauded the special relationship that unites the Chinese and Lebanese armies, Lebanon’s National News Agency (NNA) reported.
“This cooperation reflects the deep feelings of friendship towards the people and the army of Lebanon,” Kejian said.
Major General Isaac delivered a speech in which he underlined the importance of the Chinese grant especially that “it contributes to improving the mobility of the army units deployed across Lebanese territories.”
The B80VJ is a four-wheel vehicle designed and manufactured by the Chinese company Beijing Auto. It can perform the roles of a command vehicle, utility vehicle and light assault vehicle, and it is expected to increase the mobility of the Lebanese Army. It is capable of carrying a machine gun or a light rocket launcher, but the 60 units sent to Lebanon are not armed.
The Howo is a six-wheel drive military tractor truck produced by Chinese firm Sinotruk.