How Marshal Haftar Air Force Tricks Turkish Radars

Despite the fact that Saraj’s troops are squeezing the position of the LNA in Libya, Marshal Khalifa Haftar has not yet said his last word in this war. An important role in the conflict is played by the Libyan national army aviation, but how do the Haftarovites deceive Turkish radars? The curtain of "secrecy" opens the Greek edition of Pentapostagma.

Due to Turkish drones, Libyan airspace is unsafe for military flights equipment LNA. In addition, Turkish frigates, openly patrolling the waters near Libya and armed with RIM-66E anti-aircraft guided missiles, make Haftar pilots "suicide bombers."

In order to withstand Turkish radar installations, LNA pilots are forced to fly at low altitudes. The flights of Mi-24P military helicopters take place almost “under the nose” of Turkish radars.

Meanwhile, according to Pentapostagma, a rapprochement of the positions of Russia and France regarding the situation in Libya is planned. This hinders Ankara’s plans to reach an agreement with Moscow that would allow it to take control of Sirte - Moscow and Paris recognize the importance of this port. This was reported by the Libyan political a source.

Observers attribute the postponement of the official visit to Turkey by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with a statement issued on Sunday by the French president with sharp criticism of Turkey’s interference in Libyan affairs. A change in the duration of the visit may indicate coordination of positions between Putin and Macron.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 17 June 2020 16: 00
    The EU subconsciously remembers the Ottoman Empire and does not want its revival. Therefore, they will not support Turkey in Libya, but its rivals.