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MQ-9 Reaper, lost by USA in Libya, was shot down by Haftar’s Armor by mistake

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MQ-9 Reaper, lost by USA in Libya, was shot down by Haftar’s Armor by mistake

The American drone MQ-9 Reaper in the area of ​​the Libyan capital Tripoli was shot down by mistake. About this writes the Associated Press, citing a statement by the command of the Libyan National Army.


According to a statement issued by one of the senior representatives of the headquarters of the Libyan National Army (LFA Haftar), LNA units confused an American drone with a Turkish drone, which is used by opponents who settled in Tripoli and shot it down. After the verification, the identity of the downed drone was established, the LNA command went to the American military, apologized for the incident and agreed to coordinate actions in the future.

We mistook the American drone for the Turkish one used by Tripoli militias. The army command apologized to the US military and agreed to coordinate actions to avoid similar incidents in the future.

- he said.

Earlier it was reported that the African command of the US Armed Forces lost the American reconnaissance vehicle MQ-9 Reaper in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, 21 November, a day earlier the Italian drone MQ-9A Predator-B was lost there. It was alleged that both drones were shot down by the Russian Pantsir-S1E air defense system, armed with the army of Khalifa Haftar. The complex was previously delivered to Libya from the UAE, who purchased them in Russia.

In the civil war in Libya, the UAE supports the Libyan national army of Khalifa Haftar, supplying them with weapons, including the Russian Pantsir-S1E air defense system. Earlier it was reported that at least two Russian anti-aircraft systems were delivered to Libya.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 26 November 2019 19: 01
    0
    Nothing to fly where you are not asked!)))
    1. 210ox
      210ox 26 November 2019 19: 10
      +8
      There is nothing to apologize for, since they fly without permission. Where and how they want. Our need to think about whether to support an elderly field marshal.
      1. GibSoN
        GibSoN 26 November 2019 19: 21
        -8
        There is nothing to apologize for, since they fly without permission. Where and how they want.
        Well, here it’s like two sides of the coin .. On the one hand, it’s kind of like to fight where and how they want, too, it’s not allowed. that will raze all their Armor and other goodness to the ground.
        Apparently, there are no immortals! People know how to think with their heads. Well, or no one pulls the strings so that they would confuse meadows and shores from fearlessness, as for example in the case of Assad.
        1. Vladimir16
          Vladimir16 26 November 2019 19: 51
          +12
          Quote: 210ox
          Nothing to apologize for...

          Do the right thing.
          First they knock down and then apologize. good
          So go ahead - knock down, knock down, knock down but do not forget to apologize. laughing

          - Hello, mattress, you are sorry, but everything that flies from you to us, we will beat the hell out of us. wassat
          1. Mouse
            Mouse 26 November 2019 20: 04
            +11
            Quote: Vladimir16
            Do the right thing.
            First they knock down and then apologize.

            so from the states they take an example .... voiced voiced, apologize oh wrong and business .... yes
            1. Hunter 2
              Hunter 2 27 November 2019 01: 44
              +10
              Well done Pantsyr! Here is an advertisement so an advertisement - Russian Weapons! good
              Libyans recommend continuing to shoot down Everything that flies without their knowledge .... especially since it’s never too late to apologize laughing
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 26 November 2019 20: 39
        +8
        Quote: 210ox
        There is nothing to apologize for, since they fly without permission.[b] [/ b] Where and how they want. Our need to think about whether to support an elderly field marshal.

        That's right, knocked down and knocked down, let them get used to it. Where is the USA and where is Libya. I was interested in something else in your comment, namely, why do we have to give thought to the correctness of the choice in terms of support for Haftar? For Sarajah there are blowing Americans, British, Italians, Turks and other creatures in pairs. It is only logical that our interests are on the other side of the conflict. Saraji is the seizure of Libyan oil by Western countries and control of the territories of oil deposits with the return of the remaining territory to various bandit formations, Haftar is the restoration of Libyan statehood throughout its territory. When DAM supported the bombing of Libya by NATO forces, then Russia overnight lost contracts worth more than $ 10 billion. With the victory of Haftar, there is an opportunity to revive them.
        1. ltc35
          ltc35 26 November 2019 21: 40
          +1
          Apparently no one is interested in a peaceful solution. A lot of western companies are fishing in muddy water there, and ours have a little for sebe.
    2. Alexander Petrov1
      Alexander Petrov1 26 November 2019 19: 11
      0
      How is it by mistake? Duck like America and the EU do not support Marshal Haftar?
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 26 November 2019 19: 18
        0
        jarring from such clumsy apologies .. tail ...
        1. Alexander Petrov1
          Alexander Petrov1 26 November 2019 19: 58
          +1
          Does Haftar seem to be supported by Russia?
          1. Vipirozhnikow
            Vipirozhnikow 26 November 2019 20: 27
            +1
            And he himself is closely connected with the United States. Everything is very complicated there. But Europe was in conflict on the other hand.
            1. Alexander Petrov1
              Alexander Petrov1 26 November 2019 20: 31
              +1
              And he was at a reception in the Kremlin, huh?
              1. Vipirozhnikow
                Vipirozhnikow 26 November 2019 20: 35
                +2
                It does not interfere. On November 24, for example, he met with the Americans. And not the first is contact with them. I know what I'm writing about. I will not comment more. There is a very strange situation in which ours is for him, and the United States is clearly not against it either. At least not yet opposed.
          2. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 26 November 2019 20: 40
            +1
            Quote: Alexander Petrov1
            Does Haftar seem to be supported by Russia?

            Behind the scenes, yes, and the French too.
            1. Vipirozhnikow
              Vipirozhnikow 26 November 2019 20: 46
              0
              Are these the same French who captured him in 1986? And after that, cooperation with the CIA ...
              1. Nyrobsky
                Nyrobsky 26 November 2019 20: 56
                +4
                Quote: ViPirozhnikow
                Are these the same French who captured him in 1986?
                Those French stayed in 1986! There were other Frenchmen who, in the person of Sarkozy, took money from the Libyans for their elections, and then bombed Gaddafi's forces. And those who are now blowing for Haftar are completely different French. Politics sir, it is like that, especially with the prefix "geo". With regard to Syria, there we seem to be doing something together with the Turks, but in the Libyan field, we are on opposite sides with the Turks. This is also called a situational union. Haftar at one time was against Gaddafi, and in case of victory, he is ready to bring to power one of his children, or daughter Aisha, or son Seifhi
  2. knn54
    knn54 26 November 2019 19: 04
    +2
    More often such errors, and not only in Libya.
    1. Dmitry Donskoy
      Dmitry Donskoy 26 November 2019 20: 31
      -1
      and not only UAVs, but also submarines, and AUGs request
    2. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 26 November 2019 21: 02
      0
      And not just with drones.
    3. ML-334
      ML-334 27 November 2019 15: 54
      0
      I would like to know - "friend, stranger" is installed on these UAVs?
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 26 November 2019 19: 05
    -4
    What a polite military ...... they also apologized ..... !!!! You need to learn mattresses, but fall into the legs for a handout!
  4. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 26 November 2019 19: 13
    +1
    "Pantsir" (Russia) knocks down a UAV - "Patriot" (USA) finds excuses ...
  5. Gray brother
    Gray brother 26 November 2019 19: 15
    +7
    Give in the face and apologize. Cool)))
    There is a no-fly zone by the way)))
    1. ℳy ℒiƒℯ
      ℳy ℒiƒℯ 26 November 2019 19: 35
      -6
      Give in the face and apologize. Cool)))

      Yes Yes. I remember Erdogan was so funny too. True, he didn’t really apologize, but expressed regret.
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother 26 November 2019 19: 39
        +4
        Quote: ℳy ℒiƒℯ
        Yes Yes. I remember Erdogan was so funny too.

        My monitor already swirled. Putin then also pinned warning Erdogan about a military coup.
        A Russian plane was shot down to prevent this from happening, but no, it didn’t work out.
        1. ℳy ℒiƒℯ
          ℳy ℒiƒℯ 26 November 2019 19: 45
          -7
          Russian plane shot down to prevent this from happening

          Ahahah. Sultan is good, bad viziers. An old Russian fairy tale in Turkish style.
          In general, the Solovyovs - the Kiselevs knowingly receive their salaries, if people are ready to believe in this nonsense.
          1. Gray brother
            Gray brother 26 November 2019 19: 48
            +3
            Quote: ℳy ℒiƒℯ
            Ahahah.

            The Americans have always worked clumsily - in Ukraine, a Boeing, in Syria, the Su-24. And with faith, go to church.
          2. seregin-s1
            seregin-s1 26 November 2019 21: 34
            +2
            There was also a bus with Turkish pilots, a cleared area from Turkoman and tomatoes with tourists.
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 26 November 2019 19: 19
    -4
    Frightened Marshal. He’s doing things with a creak, and then, due to an air defense error, you’ll get a couple of Tomahawks at headquarters. stop
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 26 November 2019 19: 27
      +2
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Afraid of the marshal. He’s doing so with a creak

      Thank God that "Pantsir" was not forced to apologize! Business before pleasure!
    2. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 26 November 2019 21: 03
      -2
      A couple of the same carapace will be hit again, they will launch a hundred, so that something flies.
    3. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 26 November 2019 21: 28
      +5
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Afraid of the marshal. He’s doing things with a creak, and then, due to an air defense error, you’ll get a couple of Tomahawks at headquarters. stop
      Well, uh, he insured himself, let's just say. He demonstrated to the mattresses that he has the ability to shoot down their drones, unobtrusively offered to coordinate his flights, hinting that he represents the legitimate authority and, along the way, trolled, apologizing for the inconvenience. In principle, he is a Libyan and is fighting in Libya, but what the Americans are doing there, who today are not at war with Libya because they have long eaten Gaddafi. On what basis will they shoot their Axes there? It is at least necessary to catch up with a bunch of white helmets, so that they would simulate some kind of chemical attack on the civilian population from Haftar, collect the UN Security Council where traditionally China and Russia will block their resolution, etc. etc. The next time, for another shot down American drone, Haftar will whip some kind of "pevoshnik" on camera with a belt and once again apologize lol
  7. Rostislav
    Rostislav 26 November 2019 19: 25
    0
    And for what did you apologize? What did the American intelligence drone in the sky of a foreign country?
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 26 November 2019 20: 36
      +1
      Quote: Rostislav
      And for what did you apologize?

      Not "why", but "why" - they still lacked American military intervention.
  8. janeck
    janeck 26 November 2019 19: 25
    +8
    on the one hand a trifle .. and on the other hand, nice!)
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 26 November 2019 21: 38
      +5
      This is far from a trifle. Such an advertisement is worth a lot.
      1. Force
        Force 26 November 2019 22: 28
        -5
        Shoot down an unarmed drone flying at an altitude of several km at a speed of a little more than 300 km / h.
        What is the advertisement here? request
        1. Prisoner
          Prisoner 26 November 2019 22: 37
          +4
          N-h-yes. what Hard case. Do you really don’t understand or is it an attempt to smear the pins from their fiasco? Or does the quality of Russian weapons confuse you? Who are you, Mr. Vigore? hi
        2. Nastia makarova
          Nastia makarova 27 November 2019 07: 30
          0
          so this is a super duper drone)))) Americans constantly advertise it))))
  9. Prisoner
    Prisoner 26 November 2019 19: 51
    +4
    All the same, shot down. laughing And then all mumbled lost, technical problems. There will be malfunctions when a series of anti-aircraft shells is hammered in or a rocket. laughing Libyans, however, are still snakes. Like, excuse the boss, the mistake came out. In the future, we will try not to shoot down. feel So now try to refer to a hardware failure or an operator error. Like snakes! good
    1. parkello
      parkello 26 November 2019 21: 22
      +3
      Yes, just gad-a-a-a-a-duyukii laughing
  10. Thrifty
    Thrifty 26 November 2019 20: 01
    -1
    Shot down, and rightly done! Nefig fly there, it is clear that the United States there are uninvited, uninvited! !!
  11. Alex Nevs
    Alex Nevs 26 November 2019 20: 05
    +2
    I think he gently trolls on the mattress.
  12. Force
    Force 26 November 2019 20: 29
    -6
    An apology was accompanied by a bank transaction (ripper price +%) laughing
  13. 7,62x54
    7,62x54 26 November 2019 20: 31
    +2
    This is normal. Shot down the plane, then apologize. It is possible to kill a warship with a bulk carrier and also apologize. Here it is, the power of words.
  14. SergGrey318
    SergGrey318 26 November 2019 20: 52
    +3
    UAE put Libyan armor. Cool. Did Libyans learn how to control the shells on tablets?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 27 November 2019 09: 31
      +1
      Well, surely there are emirates. They are quite officially instructors and officers involved. The same Wing Loong 2 - they control for sure. However, like TV2 and other UAVs of Turkish origin flying to the meeting, they are also controlled by the Turks. In general, there is sometimes a real 1914 year. In one area, 2-4 UAVs from each side. Maneuver, interfere with friend - friend. The first side, which will come up with a synchronizer, uh, or rather effective V-V equipment of the UAV will conquer the sky.
  15. Roman RUS
    Roman RUS 26 November 2019 21: 13
    0
    It is possible to give a couple of packages of blue electrical tape as a gift to the ZRPK "Pantsir-S1E" kit for such cases. Absolutely accidentally and unintentionally, the drone knocked down the insolent, sticking their striped nose into foreign states, with the help of blue electrical tape, he quickly repaired everything and with sincere apologies returned their good to the defective.
  16. parkello
    parkello 26 November 2019 21: 20
    +1
    but also the UAE’s operators supply armor? winked
  17. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 26 November 2019 21: 38
    +2
    Aha laughing
    And in Yugoslavia, the S-125 shot down the Fu-117 simply because it did not notice laughing laughing laughing
  18. Pavel57
    Pavel57 26 November 2019 21: 51
    +2
    Additional advertising will not hurt the shell.
  19. alex aircraft
    alex aircraft 26 November 2019 22: 29
    0
    Let more by mistake knock down.
  20. aries2200
    aries2200 26 November 2019 23: 58
    0
    make mistakes more often ...
  21. BMP-2
    BMP-2 27 November 2019 00: 59
    0
    As for me - a very correct mistake! :))
  22. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 27 November 2019 01: 11
    +2
    In Iraq, too, they started like this ... they planted an anti-ship missile "by mistake" on an American frigate for the most "don't spoil"! wink
  23. Yohan
    Yohan 27 November 2019 02: 03
    0
    Works...
  24. certero
    certero 27 November 2019 02: 23
    0
    I hope that the Russian military will also finally knock down one of these, and then sincerely apologize :)
  25. gafarovsafar
    gafarovsafar 27 November 2019 08: 08
    -1
    It’s as if the Amersa don’t follow the LNA and do not transmit information to the terrorists who settled in Tripoli. They did the right thing to fill up and there was no need to apologize