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).
— Oded Berkowitz (@Oded121351) November 16, 2019
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.