Saturday 25 February 2017
The UK is set to train 2,000 former Libyan fighters who have since joined the national army.
US-based Boeing says Libya is one of several North African countries interested in buying its Chinook helicopters.
A spokesman says the ministry intends to sign agreements with "a number of foreign companies" to improve border security, and says several UK firms recently made a presentation to the defence minister.
The Ministry of Defence says it intends to honour pre-2011 contracts at the “earliest opportunity”, according to reports.
Defence minister Abdullah al-Thanay recently met a representative of the US group.
Libya’s interim government has announced plans to raise the wages of army personnel, including civilian workers, by 20-30%.
Abdullah al-Thani, who replaces Mustafa al-Barghati, has been officially sworn in by the General National Congress (GNC).
A cabinet meeting on 17 July approved an increase in salaries for members of the armed forces.
Mohamed al-Barghati - who already tried to submit his resignation two months ago - has been asked to step down after fighting in Tripoli left at least seven people dead.
Reports in the Czech press claim that companies have been negotiating a LD65m ($52m) armoured amphibious vehicles contract, but the deal could be blocked by the Czech government.
The Libyan government has asked to buy two C-130 military transport aircraft, plus associated equipment and training, in a deal which if approved would be worth some $588m (LD735m).
The Libyan navy has received the first instalment of 30 high speed patrol boats from France's Sillinger
Mohamed al-Barghati has retracted his earlier resignation, which was made in protest at the ongoing presence of armed groups at several government ministries.
The Royal Navy last week sent a warship to Tripoli as part of efforts to increase trade in naval equipment and training.
The French press reports that Sillinger, a subsidiary of Groupe Marck, has agreed a sale of 50 rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) to the Libyan armed forces.
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