Haftar Trump: Scud ballistic missiles are being thrown to Sirte

The Libyan national army of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is throwing his trump card - R-17 ballistic missiles (according to NATO codification SS-1c Scud - "Scud") to the district of Sirte. The corresponding video appeared on the web.

The footage shows how tractors are transporting liquid single-stage rockets, similar to Soviet-made R-17s, through a settlement in Libya. These missiles are used in the 9K72 Elbrus OTRK and are indeed available at the LNA. However, it is not known what condition they are in.

At one time, Muammar Gaddafi bought from the USSR a large number of launchers and missiles for them. As of 1997, Libya had 80 launchers and 400 missiles. In the period 1992-2003, sanctions were applied against Tripoli, which seriously undermined the country's defense potential, complicating the maintenance of combat readiness. The last time such missiles were used in 2011 during the first civil war. Since 2014, the second civil war has been going on in Libya.

Note that in February 2019, Haftar’s LNA was already demonstrated by the Scuds. Then the war went on in the south of the country with the Tubu tribe. However, evidence of the use of the missile system was not provided.
  • Photos Used: US Navy
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 28 June 2020 12: 31
    Our missiles are like a Kalashnikov assault rifle. And after 60 years - they will not rust!
  2. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 28 June 2020 12: 37
    Well, they were going to make a batch in Libya.
  3. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 28 June 2020 14: 48
    It’s better for Haftar to switch to ballistic slings - both safer and range is the same, and the accuracy of the hit is much higher ... lol
  4. mikado68 Offline mikado68
    mikado68 (Rasul) 28 June 2020 18: 23
    This is a serious move against the Sultan Reggie. I wish success to Field Marshal Haftar and the LNA.
  5. Warrior Offline Warrior
    Warrior 28 June 2020 20: 24
    Soon the Libyan People's Army of Haftar with the help of Russia will end the PNS ..