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In Photos: Libyan National Army Used Export Version Of Russian Krasnopol Artillery System To Shell Mitiga Airport

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In Photos: Libyan National Army Used Export Version Of Russian Krasnopol Artillery System To Shell Mitiga Airport

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The Libyan National Army has used an export variant of the Russian Krasnopol artillery system to shell the area of the Mitiga Airport near the city of Tripoli.

The Mitiga Airport is used by the Turkish-backed Government of Nationl Accord (GNA) and the Turkish military deployed in the country as a military facility. Turkish combat drones deployed in Libya actively operates from the Mitiga Airport.

The shell launched by the LNA was identified as the GP1 155mm artillery projectile, an export variant of the Krasnopol suppolied to China.

2K25 Krasnopol

This is a Russian cannon-launched, fin-stabilized, base bleed-assisted, semi-automatic laser-guided, artillery weapon system. It is designed to engage both moving and stationary ground targets by the first shot.

The guided projectile automatically homes in on an illuminated point using to the optical seeker head and four folding canards.

A booster gas generator and an improved aerodynamic configuration increase the firing range and allow employing the weapon system in complex weather conditions and at night. It can be fired by both 152mm and 155mm towed guns and self-propelled howitzers.

The Krasnopol system can also fire a salvo of multiple projectiles on a target using a single laser designator, which is typically operated by a ground-based artillery observer or an unmanned aerial vehicle.

The warhead is a high explosive fragmentation type. This allows it to be used against heavily armored vehicles such as tanks owing to the steep trajectory of the projectile which allows it to defeat the relatively thin roof armor on most vehicles.

Krasnopol is capable of hitting targets moving at speeds up to 36 km/h. The maximum firing range is 25 km.

Russian forces actively use the system in their military campaign in Syria.


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It’s most likely Chinese built GP-1.


Chinese built, coming from the UAE makes sense.

Shy Talk

So the LNA fired a guided artillery shell, it missed its target, didn’t explode and when it landed in the civilian home it caused no damage and it only smashed the lens on the front, almost as plausible as the chlorine gas cylinder that landed on a bed

Concrete Mike

Haha i was thinking the same.

What the common link here?
Turkish military scumbags.

Enough said.


This is proof that the White Helmet Comedy Movie team were deployed to Libya, I think, Mike.

cechas vodobenikov

as the turk economy contracts and the LNA strikes the occupying turk mercenaries they will lose confidence and retreat to their villages and focus upon oppressing the Kurds

Mr T

yes yes Russkia economy looks very good with Covid and oil prices down to nearly zero. Heheheh
Even you missiles are crap as your roads and cars. Drink more wodka my friend.

Peter Jennings

Read the comment above slow-mo. The thing hardly has a scratch.

cechas vodobenikov

another self uglified feminized amerikan coward….Russia huge financial and gold reserves; USA 25$trillion debt and growing and fools gold in ft knocks—your lying govt won’t allow an independent audit

now run back to your mommy

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