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    Re: Libyan Civil War (2014–present)

    Post  medo on Sun May 07, 2017 7:46 am

    Difficult to say, but we do not know, how many MiG-23/27 fighters are stored in many shelters, as those shelters are too small for bigger Flankers and MiG-31 jets, but big enough for Flogger family. I think RuAF still have them in reserve. As I know RCS MiG propose upgrade packages for Floggers and engines could be replaced by AL-31F engines, so I don't think they could have a problem to bring some of them in flying conditions, specially newer ones, which don't have many flying hours. Those delivered to Haftar have a quite good paint, so they didn't sit somewhere in the open to be canibalized.
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    Re: Libyan Civil War (2014–present)

    Post  George1 on Mon May 29, 2017 9:14 am

    Egyptian Rafale and F-16 strike attacks on Islamists in Libya

    http://militarizm.livejournal.com/video/album/811/?mode=view&id=3322

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2633386.html


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    Re: Libyan Civil War (2014–present)

    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:04 am

    Russia allegedly supplied to Libya fighter-bombers MiG-27

    According to the publication "Poutine passe a la vitesse superieure aupres d'Haftar" in the French bulletin "Intelligence online", over the past few weeks the Kremlin has further strengthened its support for the Libyan marshal Khalifa Haftar, who is a participant in the civil war in Libya. According to the bulletin, the Russians delivered directly to him MiG-27 fighter-bombers.



    These supplies are also accompanied by the sending of technical personnel to Libya for their maintenance and maintenance. These planes are taken from the presence [of storage] of the Russian military aerodrome. Moscow has not been hiding its support of the general [marshal] Haftar for several months now, who is fighting with various tribes and Islamists.

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    Re: Libyan Civil War (2014–present)

    Post  medo on Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:45 am

    I was assuming before, thar Russia could deliver some MiG-23MLD and MiG-27 jets to LNA. They are both modern Floggers equipped with SPO-15 Beryoza RWRs and chaff and flares launchers and well suited for modernization. MiG-23MLD radar is of similar generation as N019 from early MiG-29 and could be similarly modernized to multirole radar as N019M1 for MiG-29SM. On the other hand Gefest & T offer an upgrade package SVP-24-27 for MiG-27. Libya mostly have free fall iron bombs, so Gefest modernization would be excellent choice for LNA as MiG-27 could than fly higher than 5000 m in safe altitude against MANPDs and AA guns and still be very precise in bombing thanks to SATNAV, SVP-24-27 computers and more modern data link through which they will get target info. MiG-27 also use smart ammunition, although I doubt LNA will get much of TV and laser guided bombs and missiles.

    New jets with newer RWRs, chaff anf flares and with SVP-24 are the must for LNA air force to effectively bomb IS terrorist from high altitudes and not loosing jets like at this time, where they have to fly very low and close to targets and expose their jets to AA fire without having proper RWRs and chaff and flares for self protection.
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    Re: Libyan Civil War (2014–present)

    Post  George1 on Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:34 am

    According to the United Nations, the UAE supplies combat helicopters and aircraft to the Libyan marshal Haftar


    According to the report of UN experts sent to members of the UN Security Council in May, "The UAE is providing material and direct support to the National Libyan Army, which significantly strengthened its aviation component." Also, foreign aid to armed groups has increased in terms of arms supplies, training and technical support.

    The bmpd comment. In fact, the information disseminated by the UN is not new, since information on supplies from the United Arab Emirates to the national Libyan government in Tobruk (whose national forces are headed by Marshal Haftar), the Mi-24 helicopters bought in Eastern Europe have been published earlier. In particular, in April 2015, the Tobruk government received four Mi-24V helicopters purchased by the UAE in 2014 in Belarus (which is the subject of the above publication).

    The Czech Republic's report to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms for 2015 also contains information on the supply of seven combat helicopters to the UAE. According to available information, these were also Mi-24V (Mi-35) helicopters from the Czech Air Force, acquired by the Emirates for subsequent transfer to the national government in Tobruk. Presumably, the first four of these helicopters were delivered to Tobruk from the UAE in May 2015.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2661834.html


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