Turkey will replace destroyed air defense systems at the Libyan base with Ukrainian S-125

Turkey replaces the air defense systems destroyed at the Libyan base of Al-Vatiya with Ukrainian S-125M1 Pechora-M1 anti-aircraft missile systems, Al-Masdar (AMN) agency writes.

July 5, 2020 at the base "Al-Vatiya" in Libya, where there were Turkish air defense systems, committed air raid Mirage 2000 fighters, allegedly owned by the UAE Air Force and taking off from the Sidi al-Barani base in Egypt. As a result, according to sources, the Turks lost three MIM-23 Hawk systems, one Koral electronic warfare system, and one Ukrainian-made radar.

Currently, Turkey has relocated to Libya and is deploying upgraded S-125M1 Pechora-M1 air defense systems purchased from Ukraine on the Al-Vatiya base. These Turrets are needed by the Turks to protect an important object from further air strikes by the Libyan National Army and its allies. The Turkish military wants to turn the Al-Vatiya base into a stronghold from which the attack on the port city of Sirte and the Al-Jufra base in the central part of the country will be supported.

According to sources, the Soviet air defense systems were more reliable than their Western counterparts and would be much more effective in countering the products of NATO countries. It is specified that Ankara purchased from Kiev at least five S-125M1 Pechora-M1 air defense systems, with three already deployed at the indicated base.

Earlier we wrote that the Turks acquired Ukrainians have only two S-125M1 Pechora-M1 air defense systems, two MARS-L L-band radars and one P-180U meter long-range radar.
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 12 July 2020 19: 06
    Well, what could an MIM-23 Hawk of medium range with a range of destruction of, at best, 35 km, against excellent French missiles launched from a distance of 90 km. A complete analogy of all this we see almost weekly in Syria.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 12 July 2020 20: 03
    Well, what can I say? Of course, it’s better to beat the French with Russian weapons! And the Turks are not hopeless. They learned history, and not only their own.
    1. Once the Turks chopped half of Europe and a quarter of Africa!
  3. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 12 July 2020 20: 16
    Well, that’s it! Cry and tremble. Sultan Recep took out the holy scimitar! am
  4. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
    Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 12 July 2020 21: 01
    In the course of the beads exchanged. That is, received in fact on the ball. For there are no other rational reasons for trying to fight this junk. Although there are such fighters from the Arabs that I would not be surprised if someone had managed to get an Omani tank Leclerc with a stick.
    1. unholyknight Offline unholyknight
      unholyknight (Unhloy Knight) 13 July 2020 00: 14
      Apparently, the French Leclercians are too reliable for even the Arabs to oversleep.
      1. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
        Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 13 July 2020 01: 48
        They just keep them away from sin. And, by the way, the reliability of the Omani Leclerc is very lame according to some sources.
  5. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 13 July 2020 07: 29
    The Turks have already modernized the protection of tanks with Ukrop "developments" ... all the tanks were burned.
  6. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 13 July 2020 08: 45
    The Turks must be driven from Libya, destroying everything that they bring there, and all that they send there in support of the terrorists ....
  7. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
    Wanderer039 13 July 2020 22: 28
    Turkish SAMs Improved Hawk, American-made in Libya has already been destroyed, now Turkey has decided to replace American antiques with Soviet, and even after the Ukrainian repair and modernization ... Well, well, it will be interesting to see ... Although, as for me, the result is predictable and it will be the same ...