MiG-29 fighter first spotted in Libya


A Russian-made fighter MiG-29 was first spotted in Libya. A satellite image of Al-Jufrah air base in the central region of the country was published on the network. This type of fighter was not in Libya until 2011, not to mention the last years of the military confrontation.


Al-Jufrah airbase, located on the territory controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA) field marshal Khalifa Haftar, is one of the key bases for conducting military operations in the central and western regions of Libya against members of the Government of National Accord (PNS), supported by official Ankara.

At the base, transport aircraft with various technique and military cargo. Al Joufra is also based on the UAE's Chinese Wing Loong II drone drone. For these reasons, the airbase is under the cover of the Shell P1 Shell, as well as the Hawk anti-aircraft missile system from the United Arab Emirates.


The Drive magazine suggests that the MiG-29 seen may belong to the Egyptian Air Force, which is on the side of Marshal Haftar. Others suggest that the fighter could be delivered by Russia or Belarus.

Ранее стало известноthat the Russian Air Force deployed six MiG-29 fighters to Syria from Libya, as well as a pair of Su-24 bombers, accompanied by two Su-35s. This was reported by Bloomberg with reference to the Foreign Minister of the PNS, Fethi Bashag. The Russian Ministry of Defense has not yet responded to this information.

March 16 appeared messagesthat six MiG-29 fighters made a flight from Russia to Syria with refueling in Iran.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 22 May 2020 11: 30
    +1
    But it’s interesting to see which drones here in Libya will be cooler, Turkish, or Chinese? Whose design idea is higher?
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 22 May 2020 13: 00
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    MiG-29 fighter first spotted in Libya

    - It is very bad that he was so easily noticed on the ground ...
    - Another cheap UAV will fly up and strike with a destructive agent on this MiG-29 sitting "on the roost"; similarly ... how these UAVs are constantly shuffling around ... on the Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system ...
    - Well, but the result ...- is clear ...
  3. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 22 May 2020 13: 40
    +2
    Syria, Libya - where will the direct clash of NATO and Russia (China?) Take place. Now, in general, terrible things began to happen, and such that nothing would stop the avalanche caused by them.
    1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 22 May 2020 14: 42
      -2
      Syria, Libya - where will a direct clash between NATO and Russia (China?)

      - Yes, China has forgotten there in these "clashes" ??? - China, as always ... - will only squint and quietly observe from the side ...
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 22 May 2020 13: 42
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    The information is fragmentary, there is very little information, and the events there are unfolding interesting. Libya is now approximately like Spain 100 years ago (approximately repeat ).
    Al-Jufra airbase, in the picture 2 Ukrainian IL-76, last August

  5. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 22 May 2020 16: 03
    +2
    Quote: gorenina91
    Syria, Libya - where will a direct clash between NATO and Russia (China?)

    - Yes, China has forgotten there in these "clashes" ??? - China, as always ... - will only squint and quietly observe from the side ...

    Sorry, but you have not been taught geopolitics and physical geography? The last science I listed, physical geography, studies the occurrence of minerals.