She went under water: the launch of the Termit missile by the army of Haftar was unsuccessful


The LNA army conducted a test launch of the P-15 Termit anti-ship missile, which turned out to be unsuccessful - the missile went under water. Tests took place in the Tobruk area. Representatives of the Libyan National Army, testing such weapons, warned Turkey and its frigates against active operations against the troops of Marshal Khalifa Haftar.


According to sources, the maximum range of the P-15 is about 80 km, the flight speed of the rocket is 320 m / s. Launched from an improvised launcher, the rocket, having flown about a hundred meters, crashed into the sea.


The cruise missile P-15 "Termit" was developed in the mid-50s of the last century at the Soviet ICB "Raduga". The launch of the ammunition is carried out using a solid propellant booster suspended under the rocket fuselage. The explosive mass is about 375 kg. The Soviet Union delivered Termites to Libya in 1970-80 - Tripoli used them in those years on missile boats and ships of the country's navy.


Meanwhile, Timur Akhmetov, an expert at the Russian Council on Foreign Affairs, believes that in Libya the situation is unlikely to come to direct clashes between the military of Egypt and Turkey - neither side will venture to escalate the conflict so sharply.
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  1. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 20 July 2020 16: 34
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    The Turks must also let something in the same way. Also "scare".
  2. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 20 July 2020 17: 29
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    She went under water: the launch of the Termit missile by the army of Haftar was unsuccessful

    - Well ... - just the same, these "specialists" Libyans will disgrace our Su-24 and MiG-29; and the Egyptians in "this matter" will not lag behind them (that's exactly the same with our planes) ...
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 21 July 2020 12: 18
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      Everything is not so simple, sabotage is possible, earlier during storage it is out of order (a favorite occupation of the services of Israel and others), expired element base (control electronics have a shelf life of the element base and further failure ...) It is advisable for specialists to understand the reasons, for there are more "Termites" ...
  3. KARAKURT21 Offline
    KARAKURT21 (KARAKURT21) 21 July 2020 08: 23
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    Curvature prevented ..
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 21 July 2020 19: 43
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      It looks like the curvature is overestimated.
  4. Denis Arkhipov Offline
    Denis Arkhipov (Denis Arkhipov) 21 July 2020 08: 54
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    I wanted to go around the Earth, but hastened.
  5. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 21 July 2020 09: 21
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    For those in the tank.

    The Soviet Union supplied Termites to Libya in 1970-80s.

    Rockets are from 30 to 50 years old. And they are liquid jet engines. They did not carry out activities to extend the service life (if at all possible). And all this time they were stupidly lying in the warehouse. In the climate of Libya.
    This start-up is just a check on the condition of the equipment with the end of its service life. The rocket could not fly, explode at the start ... Yes, anything.
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 21 July 2020 19: 44
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      And they themselves do not understand this?
      1. boriz Offline
        boriz (boriz) 21 July 2020 20: 50
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        They probably understand. But the toad strangled: there are a lot of missiles in the warehouse, suddenly they will fly at least once?
        1. Arkharov Offline
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 22 July 2020 07: 45
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          One time they may fly, but they are so outdated that there can be no question of any useful application. After the only successful use of these missiles by the Arabs in 1967, Israel fought back for the destroyer Eilat in 1973, during the Yom Kippur War. On October 7, the Israelis destroyed 4 missile boats and a minesweeper in Syria with Gabriel missiles in a naval battle. Of all the missiles fired by the Arabs, none hit the target. Israeli electronic warfare means were at their best. And that was then. What can you say about their combat effectiveness now?
  6. kriten Offline
    kriten (Vladimir) 21 July 2020 10: 38
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    Haftar will soon lose completely without help: he fights badly, there is no equipment ...
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 21 July 2020 19: 44
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      Will you be very upset?
    2. Igor Pavlovich Offline
      Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 22 July 2020 12: 31
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      With this help, he will lose much faster.