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Iranian-Made Anti-Tank Missile Spotted With GNA Forces In Libya


On November 16, Oded Berkowitz, an intelligence analyst, share an photo showing an Iranian-made Dehlavie anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) with a unit loyal to the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).

The unit, the Anti-Armour Company, is known to be involved in the ongoing battle against the Libyan National Army (LNA).

The Dehlavie ATGM is a likened copy of the Russian-designed 9M133 Kornet. The missile has a range of more than 5 km and can penetrate 1,000–1,200 mm of rolled homogeneous armour (RHA) after explosive-reactive armour (ERA).

Just like the Russian Kornet, Dehlavie is guided by laser beam riding, which makes it highly accurate and immune to known jamming methods.

Oded suggested that Iran may have shipped Dehlavie missiles to GNA forces aboard an Iranian container ship that left from Bulgaria and docked at the Libyan port of Misrata last April. This is yet to be verified.

Iran may be arming GNA forces to counter the growing influence of the UAE, which is reportedly backing the LNA’s attack on the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

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  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    i thought GNA was the bad guys? shithadists mostly?

    • Free man

      Is this something new that the mullahs support jihadists?
      What do you think are Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah?

  • <>

    Iran loves to support Jihadists, they do it best in the ME. I find it amusing that the Russians support the LNA and the Iranians support the GNA, but what can I say? goodluck to both sides!

  • Free man

    Instead of destabilizing the Middle East and sending their weapons to every war in the region, the mullahs should look after the welfare of its citizens.

  • Boxman

    Awkward, if true. Russia supports LNA, the GNA are their enemies.

    • Ronald

      If true indeed.
      Many weapon sales go through 3rd parties, possession does not necessarily mean support.
      Cannot imagine Shia Iran backing the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood in the GNA.
      Turkey does however,, maybe they copied the Iranian model.