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Video Of Failed LNA Test-Launch Of Anti-Ship Missile Appears Online

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Video Of Failed LNA Test-Launch Of Anti-Ship Missile Appears Online

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On July 19, the Libyan National Army (LNA) test-fired the Soviet-era P-15 Termit anti-ship missile in an apparent showcase of anti-ship capabilities and a threat to Turkish warships deployed near the country.

The P-15 Termit is guided by active radar homing and equipped with a inertial navigation system. Missiles of this type have a range between 35 and 80 km depending on the variant and a top speed of Mach 0.95. The Gaddafi-era Libyan Navy had large stockpiles of P-15 missiles and also operated an unknown number of 4K51 Rubezh costal defense systems, which were armed with an advanced copy of the missile. Thus, the LNA may have an access to at least a part of these stockpiles.

Nonetheless, the video, which appeared online on July 20, demonstrates that the missile test failed as the missile fell a few seconds after the launch. Photos released by pro-LNA sources were mostly a propaganda move to demonstrate the supposed LNA capabilities.

However, after the video leaked, the missile test near Zawiyat Zanzur apparently had a quite different effect with pro-Turkish sources openly moking ‘uncapable’ LNA forces. Indeed, such failed missile tests and demonstrations of issues within the LNA could strengthen the Turkish readiness to launch a full-scale attack on the port city of Sirte.

Video Of Failed LNA Test-Launch Of Anti-Ship Missile Appears Online

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39 comments

  1. Damien C says:

    This is what happens when you get idiots with little or no ability running around pretending to be military commanders issuing threats at every turn and achieving nothing except garnishing themselves with titles like General and Field Marshall.

    Even if they do get decent equipment they just piss it away

    1. Lone Ranger says:

      Same as saudis.
      They have Abrams, Leopard 2, F-15s, Eurofighter Typhoons, list goes on yet local houthis in pajamas and flip flops defeat them time after time.
      Tech is worthless if the operators are tards…

        1. Lone Ranger says:

          Not really.
          Russian rocket tech is the best.

          1. occupybacon says:

            Russia has pretty god missile tech now but the article says it was a Soviet made.

          2. Lone Ranger says:

            They just launched it without guidance.
            Soviet rocket/missile tech was also pretty good.
            Do I have to Remind you that the Soyuz family of rockets still has the word record for most launches with the highest succes rate.
            1850 launches with a succes rate of 98.7%

          3. occupybacon says:

            These are cheap missiles we are talking about, the more you have the more sure one of them will reach the target

          4. Alberto Garza says:

            yes russian technolgy on rockets is very good

        2. Lone Ranger says:

          Even the U.S. is using Russian RD-180 and RD-181 rocket engines on their Atlas V and Antares carriers.

        3. Jens Holm says:

          Americans and other does it too.

          1. occupybacon says:

            Yes but the Soviet ones were renouned for the failure rates, especially the naval ones.

          1. Lone Ranger says:

            I think I won this one ;)

          2. occupybacon says:

            Ok, I’ll let this here https://youtu.be/dKG9HGPjMrg

          3. Lone Ranger says:

            Still won :)
            There is a reason countries line up for Russian SAMs and that for decades.
            Since Vietnam…

          4. occupybacon says:

            Lol how many countries have Russian sams and how many american ones?

          5. Lone Ranger says:

            They aren’t cheap.
            They overlap.
            Stinger is a MANPAD.
            Russia has the Igla.
            Chinese have copied and modded the Igla.
            All three are widely used.
            Oh almost forgot about the French Mistral that’s pretty popular too.
            S-400 6 countries
            S-300 18 countries
            BUK 16 countries.
            Patriot 14 countries

          6. occupybacon says:

            Ok you won, I give gou that :D

          7. Lone Ranger says:

            You are a gentleman :)

          8. Jens Holm says:

            Very goodlist but to difficult to include all upgrades or new versions. Kongsberg in Norway fx produce new Stingers to the american army vehicles.

          9. Alberto Garza says:

            s-400 >??

          10. occupybacon says:

            I think is the new S-600 and that’s a feature

      1. <> says:

        Epic!

  2. Phoron says:

    P15/SS-N-2 is so old, it looks like a Buck Rogers era rocket.

    1. Assad must stay says:

      yea but better than nothing right?

  3. Assad must stay says:

    Come on LNA u gotta do better

    1. Furkan Sahin says:

      no i need only SAIF ISLAM GADDAFI WORLD BEST HEROOO LIBYAAA :D

  4. <> says:

    God, I love those Arabs always a good laugh. Thank you!

    1. Furkan Sahin says:

      lol Israel has lost many missiles against Damascus
      many of them have been rocketed by Assad’s defense

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