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Advanced Air-Defense System Spotted In Libya’s Al-Jufra Air Base

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On July 25, Oded Berkowitz, an Israeli Intelligence analyst, shared new satellite images showing what appears to be a to be a Tor air-defense system in al-Jufra Air Base in central Libya. The base is controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA).

Libyan sources reported on July 7 that a Tor system was deployed in al-Jufra. The sources didn’t reveal the exact type of the system [M1 or 2] or identify its source.

The Tor is an all-weather low to medium altitude, short-range surface-to-air missile system designed to engage planes, helicopters, cruise missiles, precision guided munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles and short-range ballistic threats.

The M1 version has an effective range of 12 km, while the M2’s range is 16 km. The system can carry between 8 to 16 missiles, guided by radio command.

Advanced Air-Defense System Spotted In Libya’s Al-Jufra Air Base

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The system recently gained fame after repelling numerous drone attacks on Russia’s Hmeimim Air Base in Syria. Chief of the Russian air defence forces Lieutenant General Alexander Leonov revealed in a recent interview that the system shot down 45 drones in Syria.

If the vehicle seen in the satellite images is indeed a Tor system, the most likely source will be the Egyptian Air Defense Forces (EADF). At least 16 Tor-M1\2 systems are in service with the EADF.

Egypt is the main backer of the LNA. Recently, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced that the city of Sirte and al-Jufra Air Base are a red line for the Egyptian military.

The presence of advanced air-defense systems like the Tor in al-Jufra will further complicate any attack by the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord on the base. A number of Pantsir-S1 systems provided by the UAE are already supporting the LNA.

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10 comments

  1. Porc Halal says:

    I think I already hear the screams of mourning of the turkish islamist bastards …

    1. Ashok Varma says:

      and you think the LNA are Buddhists?

      1. Porc Halal says:

        Here’s the thing…

        first and foremost, Islam is WRONG, period …

        secondly, it is even worse when it is not separate from the state (politics) …

        thirdly, but not last, I salute any initiative / effort of secularist vectors in the Islamic world who want to put things in order and the Islamic religion to play exactly the role that the Christian or Buddhist religion plays, if you will, in the countries where these religions are the majority…

        1. Porc Halal says:

          PS…the current president of Egypt is one of these secularist vectors, and I assume his is not backing jihadists…

  2. Porc Halal says:

    the noose tightens around the neck of the islamist sons of whore…

  3. Lone Ranger says:

    Turkisis will cry and rage :)

  4. johnny rotten says:

    It ends with Muslim brothers who disguise themselves as Muslim sisters and flee to Anatolia in secret.

  5. Jens Holm says:

    As proposed before the omly solution seemes to be to divide artificial countries like this. It was made by a lot of blod made by the Italians.

    And now some try to unite agian. Tripolis has to take Sirte. Egypt has to go gainst that.

    Has to act stupid – Has to act stupid – has.

    All is about oil. It makes sense to share all benefits in oil and pay that benefir to all one by one and children half for needed education.

    The world should not remain fx as the Morons named “Johny Rat”, “Alone in rnage” and for the “Sheep Haram” just below.

    They know nothing about honor and respect. Somebody has told them Islam tell, they has to lie all the time and killing muslims is the best they can.

    They only can make peace among friends but makes none and should be in the fronline with the Leaders making those wars, where they all even think they can win.

    But they are well supported by Western Extremists telling that as long as people in Muslim Countries kill each other, they wont come here in some terrifying version of “New Age”.

    1. Porc Halal says:

      this is the honor and respect of muslims for others in terms of their religion that you claim with so much ignorance and hypocrisy…

      https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cardinal-bo-hagia-sophias-conversion-into-a-mosque-will-reopen-wounds-25493

      And this is just an example out of other hundred of thousants of other examples

      you are nothing but a pathetic liar and an islamic apologist.

    2. Ashok Varma says:

      It would be helpful if you post in English.

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