Media: The removal by the Americans of the "Shell" from Libya was a reaction to the destruction of the MQ-9 Reaper by the US Air Force

Media: The removal by the Americans of the "Shell" from Libya was a reaction to the destruction of the MQ-9 Reaper by the US Air Force

In June 2020, the United States secretly removed the Russian Pantsir-C1 missile defense system from Libya. The complex was captured from the LNA military formations under the leadership of Khalifa Haftar and transported to the FRG to the Ramstein base on the American C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. According to some experts, this system can provide a lot of useful information about the capabilities of the Russian air defense system.


The Haftarites purchased the Pantsir from the United Arab Emirates, which themselves bought this system based on the German MAN SX 8 × 8 chassis instead of the Russian KAMAZ 6560 8 × 8. But at the disposal of the Libyan National Army and the Russian private military company Wagner are standard versions of the complex, so there is no certainty that the United States took out to Germany exactly the "Shell" on a German chassis.

These air defense systems were deployed in Libya, Syria and Ukraine (according to The Times), which is of undoubted interest for Washington involved in conflicts in these regions. In Libya, "Pantsiri" are in service with PMC Wagner.

In 2020, an American unmanned attack aircraft MQ-1 Reaper was shot down from the Pantsir-C9 in Libya. According to The Times, the anti-aircraft complex was operated by mercenaries from Russia. Thus, according to the media, the removal of this system by the Americans was a response to the destruction of the US Air Force drone.
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  1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 1 February 2021 15: 43
    +4
    Based on this situation, it would be very stupid and unreasonable to continue the release of the old version of the "Shell C1" , the speedy modernization with the improvement of all its combat capabilities and performance characteristics is just an urgent need that cannot be postponed any longer !!!
    1. Gadlei Offline Gadlei
      Gadlei 2 February 2021 02: 54
      0
      Shell C1 according to operating experience in Syria is already 2018. are being modernized .. Carapace CM and Carapace C2 are already being produced on the basis of a different chassis.
    2. Pivander Offline Pivander
      Pivander (Alex) 3 February 2021 15: 30
      0
      Based on this situation, the Americans have long studied this complex. For example, the same UAE.
  2. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 1 February 2021 15: 49
    +3
    the removal of this system by the Americans was a response to the destruction of the US Air Force drone.

    In Budin's garden, and in Kiev grandma
    (Folk wisdom)
  3. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 1 February 2021 16: 14
    +2
    standard versions of the complex

    I love anonymous authors, they were everywhere, they saw everything (c)
  4. zz811 Offline zz811
    zz811 (Vlad Pervovich) 2 February 2021 17: 18
    0
    it was necessary then to take out specialists
  5. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 3 February 2021 09: 15
    -3
    Russian private military company Wagner

    There is no such company in Russia. The Russian Federation does not even have a Law on PMCs.
    Everything is dull here. When they shot it down, we remembered now. Then why didn't they trumpet the shootdown?