The Lebanese Army has received a shipment of anti-tank missiles from the U.S. government, the military said in a statement Monday.

The statement said that the shipment included an untold number of BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles and their launch pads. They were received at Beirut airport late Sunday.

The heavy weapon, first produced in 1970, is renowned for its effectiveness.

The Army said in the statement it received an improved version known as BGM-71C, or TOW II, created in 1983 with a range up to 3.75 kilometers. […]