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American javelins discovered in Libya

Details pop up about who supplies weapons Libyan national army of Marshal Khalifa Haftar. Representatives of the troops loyal to the pro-Western Tripoli government, which has been besieged by Haftar’s army for several months, showed reporters samples of captured weapons seized from the ALP.

American ATGM FGM-148 Javelin attracted widespread attention. The famous “javelines” are portable anti-tank missile systems designed to destroy armored vehicles and low-flying targets like helicopters or unmanned aerial vehicles. They have been used in a number of modern conflicts. Now, it turns out, the active use of "javelina" was found in Libya.

The United States supplies “javelins” to its allies, in the list of which are Great Britain, Australia, France, as well as South Korea, Estonia, Georgia, and for some time Ukraine. Javelins are also delivered to the Middle East - to Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. But of course, the USA could not supply the Javelins to the Libyan national army of Haftar.

However, the answer to the question of where the American ATGMs were from the Huftar people was found almost immediately. On the packaging marking the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Indeed, the UAE acquired “javelins” from Americans, although the exact number of ATGMs in the Emirates is unknown.

If the data that the UAE is supplying weapons to Marshal Haftar is confirmed, it will mean that the arms embargo of the UN Security Council has been violated.

In addition, the agreement of the purchasing country ATGM FGM-148 Javelin with the United States as the seller country prohibits the transfer or sale of weapons to third countries. Therefore, the UAE may have problems in relations with Washington.


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  1. Flamberg
    Flamberg 2 July 2019 11: 43
    Well, these are Arabs! They have everything against everyone and everyone is for himself. For what and on whose side they are today, probably even Allah does not know.
    1. Lekxnumx
      Lekxnumx 2 July 2019 12: 19
      Well said) you can and more succinctly "these are the Arabs."
  2. Qwertyarion
    Qwertyarion 2 July 2019 11: 45
    if the data that the UAE is supplying weapons to Marshal Haftar is confirmed, it will mean that the arms embargo of the UN Security Council has been violated.

    The UAE and the USA are not interested in the decisions of the UN Security Council ...
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 2 July 2019 13: 41
      What kind of friction can they have there, if their task is the same - so that the Libyans annihilate each other, and they get Libyan oil with their bare hands.
  3. Well done
    Well done 2 July 2019 11: 46
    From the Independent Javelina. The APU needs to "earn". Garna lads want to eat.
  4. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 2 July 2019 11: 52
    This Israel may be ...
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 2 July 2019 12: 50
      Israel has no Javelins.
      We have ATGMs better - Spike.
    2. Altai72
      Altai72 2 July 2019 13: 18
      Can not! The UAE is unique. Yes, and Haftar is not in the taste of Israel.
  5. taiga2018
    taiga2018 2 July 2019 12: 03
    another country "democratized" by the West ...
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 July 2019 12: 04
    UAE may have problems with Washington
    Vague doubts about possible problems in relationships gnaw me. It happens that the Americans themselves deliver weapons through third countries (appear under the wrong flag). And in Libya today, the crafty one will break his leg while figuring out who with whom and for whom.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 2 July 2019 12: 22
      The main real allies of the field marshal are field marshal Sisi and the UAE. The UAE does not burn at all, it is already in open armored vehicles and surpasses the Shell. However, the Turks (the main real ally of the Tripolentans) also make the last PNA offensive, clearly different from all the others, from which the Haftar army crumbled and stood on slippers. Probably the Turks planned and organized everything, because their UAVs constantly worked on the offensive site + at the beginning of the 737 Avax and reconnaissance aircraft wrapped circles around the neutral, revealing the positions / rise of Haftar aviation, etc.

      Now the Turks are sending ship after ship to Tripoli.

    2. knn54
      knn54 2 July 2019 14: 31
      Or maybe the Tripolitanians showed theirs, and passed off as "trophy" ...
  7. The popuas
    The popuas 2 July 2019 12: 05
    Libyan National Army Marshal Khalifa Haftar. Representatives of troops loyal to the pro-Western government of Tripoli, which has been besieged by the Haftar army for several months, almost broke their brains fool how haftar can upset himself fool scribblers damn negative
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 2 July 2019 12: 27
      It's simple:
      Haftar - UAE + Egypt on the main roles. Further, there is more moral or unproven support. Sisi and the UAE are not even hiding what they put on Haftar.

      Tripolentans are the main support for Turkey, now there is practically a branch of the Egyptian Muslim brothers, the Dawn has been slightly moved. Therefore, the Turks support them, very actively, supplying weapons, UAVs and, most likely, military specialists. More moral support from France and parts of Europe.

      USA - it’s not clear who they are betting on in this batch. Tripolents lie under the Turks and a little across Europe. Haftar is again a dark horse, not for nothing that after the surrender of the army in Chad (including the first time the Americans got access to the new Mi-24 models in completely good condition) - he lived in the USA.
  8. Homer_J_Simpson
    Homer_J_Simpson 2 July 2019 12: 13
    What problems will the United Arab Emirates have? As a deflection, they will buy weapons for several yards. That's all!
  9. Nycomed
    Nycomed 2 July 2019 12: 15
    Why is it surprising? Soviet weapons spread throughout the world, so what? And Egypt sold it, and then it surfaced among the mujahideen in Afghanistan and fired at our boys. Grandfather Muammar, contrary to our prohibitions, supplied them to his groups in Chad and Sudan. And what they put, at one time, to Saddam's grandfather, now IS (banned in the Russian Federation) and Iran have our planes, not those that we directly supplied to him, but those on which the "brave" Iraqi soldiers deserted to Iran, during the First Gulf War. And about the weapons that remained in the countries of the Warsaw Pact and about what fate he had, in general, a thick book can be written. So, there really is nothing to be surprised at.
    1. Ramzaj99
      Ramzaj99 2 July 2019 17: 38
      Quote: Nycomed
      So, there is really nothing to be surprised at.

      There is something to be surprised at. Since it’s impossible to acquire Javilins just like that. They are supplied to a certain number of countries, with guarantees of no transfer and no resale to 3 countries. And in fact, this is a big scandal, if it was not agreed with the United States.
      Although with regard to the UAE, they could put a bolt with their money and influence in the United States.
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 2 July 2019 17: 59
        Here, it seems to me, there is some kind of fake. Why should the Emirates be so substituted? Are they really fools? Couldn't you remove the markings from the containers, and even remove them from the products themselves? Maybe someone wants to set up the Emirates in this way? In a word: there are still more questions than answers. And they have no reason to put the "bolt" on the States, since all the "loot" came to them thanks to the Amer investments and they hardly want to lose these investments.
  10. svp67
    svp67 2 July 2019 12: 31
    Therefore, the UAE may have problems in relations with Washington.
    Maybe they can, but hardly ...
  11. Ee-mae bee
    Ee-mae bee 2 July 2019 12: 50
    I do not see any problems. Will the UAE have problems with the UN? Which - what does that UN decide? Will the UAE have problems with the United States? Oh, don’t tell me - they will sign another contract for the supply of weapons - and Trump will only be glad to poke before the elections that he brought another lard in his beak ...
  12. Boromir1941
    Boromir1941 2 July 2019 13: 16
    there’s nothing to say request
  13. APASUS
    APASUS 2 July 2019 19: 13
    It’s interesting when the modern FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank systems are found by unrecognized states or they use semi-gang formations in general. And then the Americans tell us what we should or should not supply and to whom!