A pair of MiG-29s took control of the sky over Sirte: footage from Libya


A video appeared on the Web of a pair of MiG-29 fighters flying over the port city of Sirte in Libya. Near this city is the front line between the Libyan Arab Army of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the troops of the Government of National Accord of Libya, led by Faiz Saraj, who is supported by the UN.


The short shots show how the MiG-29 patrols the airspace. This video is the first to show these fighters.


It should be noted that the opinions of users of social networks and the media about who is flying these planes are divided into three parts. The first believes that pilots of the Russian Aerospace Forces are at the controls. The latter think that the Russian Ministry of Defense will not risk so much its personnel and reputation, and that Moscow does not have a lot of pilots there as it would like, therefore, there are retired mercenaries on the planes, i.e. retired former pilots. Still others are sure that Syrian or Egyptian air force pilots are sitting in the cockpits.

In turn, we will refrain from entering into a non-constructive discussion on this topic. For the truth will be revealed only when and if aerial duels begin.
Photos used: Srđan Popović / wikimedia.org
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  1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 26 July 2020 17: 16
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    The truth will not be revealed soon ...

    - "Who is the pilot who shot me down? -
    I asked one Vietnamese.
    That oblique answered me
    What commanded the interrogation:
    - "Our pilot Li Ci Qing shot you down."
  2. Sergey Tokarev Offline
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 26 July 2020 17: 34
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    Russian Su-35 fighters in Libya attacked the militants and the forces of the Government of National Accord, defeating their positions.

    This became a kind of test drive for Russian combat aircraft when they were delivered to Egypt. Electronic countermeasures and air defense systems could not protect against the Islamists' strike. By the way, two of them were successfully destroyed.
    Combat aircraft may indeed be Russian. However, they are in service with Egypt, and therefore claims against Moscow should not be presented, analysts say.
  3. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 26 July 2020 17: 53
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    In turn, we will refrain from entering into a non-constructive discussion on this topic. For the truth will be revealed only when and if aerial duels begin.

    A very correct approach. good
    Those who want to write that one was ruled by Putin, and the other was "Wagner", there will be so. laughing
  4. Mujahiddin777 Offline
    Mujahiddin777 27 July 2020 08: 40
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    Let's hope there won't be a war. And this pair of MiGs or Su-35s (which were recently brought in) will be on duty and decorate the sky of Libya! smile
  5. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 27 July 2020 09: 14
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    Although I have a negative attitude towards the war in Libya, I think Egypt should be a player in the Middle East.