P-18 radar spotted in Libya to detect Turkish aircraft

At the Al-Jufra airbase in central Libya, which is controlled by the Libyan national army of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, a mobile two-coordinate radar of the P-18 meter wavelength range was seen. The station, which was never armed with the Libyan army, was delivered to the country due to the threat of Turkey using its aircraft.

It should be noted that it is impossible to determine the nationality and modification of these radars from the available images. It can be both the old Soviet (1970s) P-18 Terek (according to the classification of the US and NATO Defense Forces - Spoon Rest D), as well as its more modern version. For example, Russian P-18M and P-18-2 radars (digital data processing is used), Belarusian P-18BM, Kazakhstani P-18M and Ukrainian P-18MA, P-18MU, P-18 Malakhit, P-18OU Oxamite. "

Before this appeared informationthat Ankara transported Pechora-M130 S-125M1, MARS-L and RLS radar to the Al-Vatiya airbase, located 1 km south-west of Tripoli and controlled by the troops of the Government of National Accord and Turkey early warning meter range P-180U, purchased from Ukraine.

The last time P-18M was delivered to the Russian Armed Forces was in 2007. Now in Russia, the stations of the meter range of waves of the "Sky" family are produced. Moreover, they are produced in versions for ground forces and air defense. It is easy to guess that the air defense antenna system is more complex, while the SV has a simplified one for mobility. It is known that "Sky-SVU" is in service with Iran.
  • Used photos: armyinform.com.ua/wikimedia.org
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 July 2020 09: 59
    The disguised marshal with the allies missed the opportunity to completely take power into their own hands. Now both sides are preparing for the "cut". But Turkey is satisfied with the long-term truce. Oil pumping during a truce can be long.
  2. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 19 July 2020 10: 46
    P-18 radar spotted in Libya to detect Turkish aircraft

    - She stands alone ... in the field ... Americana in all coordinates ... - as they laid out on a platter for the Turks and for all the others ... - Yes, it can be done without any drones ... - arrived at night ... dragged old mortars (two or three) ... - quickly covered it (this radar-ku); and then they threw these "old pipes" and disappeared ... - who where ... - That's all ...
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 July 2020 21: 49
      As usual, the question is: for whom are you drowning, gorenina 91? And in Libya, the further into the forest, the more firewood ... and it will be possible for everyone to break the wood, but for Russia it's time to do: goodbye, Libya ...
    2. Only nomadic Offline Only nomadic
      Only nomadic (Only Nomadic) 13 September 2020 03: 45
      Irina, you are only right about the coordinates, which cannot be hidden. For the rest ... Just ask: "Have you been there?" And I've been for over three years. And not a welder on a gas pipeline.
      Everything is not very simple there. At all times.

  3. Michael1950 Online Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 23 July 2020 22: 56
    Mighty radar! 195 ... - what year of release?
    1. Only nomadic Offline Only nomadic
      Only nomadic (Only Nomadic) 13 September 2020 03: 39
      This is a cool modernized performance. In fact, only the antenna and the transmitter power amplifier are from the old one. Perhaps a master oscillator. Significantly higher noise immunity.
  4. Only nomadic Offline Only nomadic
    Only nomadic (Only Nomadic) 13 September 2020 03: 37
    1. The question, of course, is controversial, but speaking about Libya and about geographical names in Libya, one should adhere to the Libyan dialect of the Arabic language.
    Features of the dialect:
    In relation to the name, the obligatory prefix "Al-Xxxxx" may not be applied. Cities and airbases are read very differently.
    Not Sirte, not Surt, as many "Arabists" write. Jofra, not El-Jufra, as written in the note.
    2. Never say never.
    P-18 - "eighteenth" ("tamantage") in Libya under Gaddafi were.
    It is clear that it is not in the version in which we see the station in the photo.