On April 15th the United States delivered a Caravan Combat Aircraft to Lebanon in an effort to help Lebanon protect it's people and borders. The aircraft is equipped with advanced night and day sensing equipment, as well as Hellfire missiles. The U.S. Departments of State and Defense worked hard to hurry up the delivery of the aircraft, along with other military equipment, in an effort to show steadfast support for the Lebanese people and the Lebanese Air Force.
Military aid to Lebanon by Obama's administration is increasing from $90.7M to $189.1M next year, and this aircraft will be used for ground support for the Lebanese Air Force, particularly in urban areas. It is interesting how general aviation aircraft find their way into the military arsenals, and I hope that the administration will continue to promote general aviation in every way possible. If it means arming a Piper Cub I say - hey, what the heck! Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."