Military aid provided by Saudi Arabia and the United States has boosted the firepower of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) by about 30 to 40 percent in recent years, analysts said.

Over the past eight years Lebanon has received US military aid worth $1 billion, according to David Hale, the US ambassador to Lebanon.

“Almost every month orders are arriving to the Lebanese Armed Forces,” said Riad Kahwaji, CEO of the Dubai-based Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis. […]