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The Pentagon showed a photo of "Russian" aircraft and P-18 radars at the Haftar military base in Libya

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The African Command of the US Armed Forces (AFRICOM) has published new photographs, which, according to the US military, indicate the presence of the Russian military aviation in Libya.


The pictures, according to AFRICOM's official Twitter account, were taken at the Al Joufra military base, which is currently under the control of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar. According to the American military, the photographs show the MiG-29 fighter, Su-24 bomber and P-18 radar.

The US AF African Command claims that this equipment was deployed to Libya to support Russian private military companies that allegedly are fighting on the side of Khalifa Haftar against the government’s national consensus troops. The base of Al-Dzhufra is just located at the border of the zones controlled, respectively, by the LNA and PNS troops.

Recall that previously the African command of the US armed forces claimed that 14 MiG-29 aircraft and several Su-24s were transferred from Syria from the Khmeimim air base to Libya. At the same time, to conceal their affiliation with the Russian Aerospace Forces, the aircraft were allegedly repainted. The American side focuses on the fact that the arrival of aircraft is a violation of the UN arms embargo on Libya.

We know that these fighters were not yet in Libya. Obviously, they were delivered by Russia, and not some other country,

- said the director of public relations of the African command of the US Armed Forces Colonel Chris Karnes.


However, if you look at the photo, you can put the words of the American colonel into question. The object that the Americans identified as the P-18 Terek radar looks too strange. And do not forget that this Soviet-made radar was delivered at one time to many countries, including Egypt, which is located next to Libya.
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 19 June 2020 10: 09 New
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    In the photographs presented, as the U.S. military believes,

    private military companies that supposedly fight on the side

    belonging to the Russian Aerospace Forces, JACOB planes repainted.

    OBVIOUSLY that they are delivered by Russia

    No, but here everything is clear. Since everything is supposedly obvious laughing
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 19 June 2020 10: 11 New
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      Quote: Doccor18
      Since everything is supposedly obvious

      Hiley Likely steers! wassat
    2. Maz
      Maz 19 June 2020 13: 27 New
      0
      Shaw, is the powder over?
  2. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 19 June 2020 10: 10 New
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    Well, if the Pentagon said and showed ... of course, We believe! laughing Just why the Pentagon did not conduct “deep” analytics - Why does Russia need this?
    Well, a hypothetical statement about the violation of the international Embargo - in general, does not cause other emotions besides laughter ... Tell the Turks - they will definitely listen with all the attention! yes
    1. 4ekist
      4ekist 19 June 2020 10: 14 New
      +6
      The radar photo is really strange, the Pentagon confused the radar station with the railway.
    2. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 19 June 2020 11: 35 New
      +3
      Alex, hi
      P-18, as old as a turtle. In the 94th, when we were familiarized (trained) with her work (+ P-12 and 5H84) they already said that they were old. 5N84, newer and even years old to her already .... And P-12 and P-18, the most supplied stations abroad since Vietnam.
      1. 4ekist
        4ekist 19 June 2020 12: 16 New
        +3
        It’s nothing ancient. The antenna-mast device (rake) looks externally as before, the windage is small for the "m" range radar, windproof, you can quickly change the antenna elements in case of failure, mobile, Ext. sufficient, noise immunity, feature: to ensure flights in the near field Rmv = Hts. On new samples, digital signal processing and automatic acquisition of coordinates. I believed and believe that this radar is one of the best and most importantly reliable in the Russian Aerospace Forces.
        1. Engineer
          Engineer 19 June 2020 19: 19 New
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          And you know that Rmv = Hts. it is only subject to a slope of +15 degrees. (up) and then in this mode you can “forget” about the detection (tracking) of low-altitude targets? But the simplicity of operation and reliability really can not be taken away. For the Arabs, that’s it.
      2. Spike Javelin Touvich
        Spike Javelin Touvich 19 June 2020 19: 57 New
        +1
        Not quite so, the defense of the same age as P-18
        1. LiSiCyn
          LiSiCyn 19 June 2020 22: 39 New
          +1
          You are right. hi
          Even the “Defense” is older than the P-18.
          But I remember for some reason. request
      3. KVIRTU
        KVIRTU 21 June 2020 17: 42 New
        +1
        Troops receive the modern P -18. Their release, modernization, in fact, never stopped. Like 5H84. On new interrogator antennas placed under the main, rectangular headlight. Initially, on a tripod on the ground, then 1L22 in a separate Urals.
  3. knn54
    knn54 19 June 2020 10: 17 New
    +1
    The pictures were "taken" by Israeli ISI spy satellites.
    Where are the previously announced Mig-29s?
  4. To be or not to be
    To be or not to be 19 June 2020 10: 36 New
    +3
    1. And again, the “Russian threat” - a “horror story” in the area of ​​responsibility of AFRICOM of the US Armed Forces
    2. A new information company against the Russian Federation in Africa. In particular, in LIVIA. Interesting here AFRICOM is independent or support the actions of Turkey at their request
    3. Any information company precedes the use of weapons of war. It is interesting - will there be new NATO attacks on LIVIA ?? Or will there be an invasion of Libya by American and NATO warriors to divide the oil gingerbread?
    4. Does US support for Turkey mean future arms shipments to it?
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 June 2020 10: 42 New
    +4
    We know...
    You know, you know. Here are just pictures of the "Boeing", which you supposedly "Have" never provided. I play here, I don’t play here, I’ve wrapped a fish here ...
  6. svp67
    svp67 19 June 2020 10: 50 New
    +2
    According to the American military, the photographs show the MiG-29 fighter, Su-24 bomber and P-18 radar.

    You would think that few of them were put at one time ...
    "We know that these fighters were not in Libya yet. Obviously, they were delivered by Russia, and not some other country,"
    - said the director of public relations of the African command of the US Armed Forces Colonel Chris Karnes.

    A test tube, for fidelity, while he was shaking? And then "do not set off" ...
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 20 June 2020 03: 32 New
      +1
      All pralo!
      If there are no test tubes, then he himself painted coal on asphalt and photographed the Smena-8 camera - let him prove now that he has only one hump and that one is not on his back! laughing
  7. Constructor68
    Constructor68 19 June 2020 11: 13 New
    +2
    The American side focuses on the fact that the arrival of aircraft is a violation of the UN arms embargo on Libya.

    What is interesting, these wise men say about their colleague in the NATO alliance (Turkey), which not only supplies, but also crawled entirely into the Libyan war? Or again "what is supposed to be to Jupiter ...."?
  8. sedoj
    sedoj 19 June 2020 11: 48 New
    +3
    Something sharpness leaves much to be desired. But still, some thirty years ago, it was said that American space equipment can read license plates on cars. Really lied? And here, even the radar was somehow discerned. They didn’t bring it with them at the MIG. Or sent by mail?
  9. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 19 June 2020 12: 06 New
    +2
    The Pentagon, these are storytellers, the worst thing they believe.
    1. 4ekist
      4ekist 19 June 2020 12: 24 New
      0
      Who wants to believe, he believes.
  10. imobile2008
    imobile2008 19 June 2020 12: 08 New
    0
    Quote: 4ekist
    The radar photo is really strange, the Pentagon confused the radar station with the railway.

    Most likely classified by radiation.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 20 June 2020 03: 38 New
      +1
      What radiation is there !?
      A regular $ 30 microwave for Doshirak.
  11. 5-9
    5-9 19 June 2020 13: 46 New
    +1
    Well, yes, the P-18 is ours ... for the war in 2020 - only with it .... and along with the Su-24 and MiG-29 ...
  12. businessv
    businessv 19 June 2020 14: 05 New
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    However, if you look at the photo, you can put the words of the American colonel into question.
    It’s impossible to question, but you need to put everything that the minke whales and their English colleagues say!
  13. Molox
    Molox 19 June 2020 17: 25 New
    +1
    Well, if our fighters, then what? Nobody canceled the geopolitical interests of Russia, and we are not US vassals to justify ourselves, etc.
  14. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 19 June 2020 18: 24 New
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    laughing And there Ivanov sat with a balalaika and a bottle of Stolichnaya laughing
  15. Mityasha
    Mityasha 19 June 2020 20: 05 New
    +1
    No, well, that's fine, their liners are all over the world. Not surprisingly, ours, not ours, by Africa it should not be .. excite.
  16. Alexey from Perm
    Alexey from Perm 19 June 2020 20: 27 New
    -2
    and where does the radar, if we are talking about aircraft? What are we doing in Libya? this is not our war
  17. DK
    DK 20 June 2020 06: 54 New
    0
    Indirect evidence that there have never been any Russian troops in the Donbass. After all, it is impossible to imagine that the United States in Africa instantly provides pictures as it seems to them to be Russian, and in the Donbass they conceal the pictures trying to replace them with speculation and the howl of paid trolls in social networks ...;)
  18. Taxi driver
    Taxi driver 20 June 2020 11: 06 New
    -2
    Good afternoon. I talked about 3 weeks ago with an eyewitness to the events. Migi 29 has surpassed ours.
  19. Ilya Nikitich
    Ilya Nikitich 20 June 2020 12: 16 New
    0
    I would like to ask the American comrades: Where, your mother, is the photo of Buka from Donbass? Well, at least of the same quality ...
  20. TatarinSSSR
    TatarinSSSR 21 June 2020 21: 37 New
    0
    Where is the banner with the inscription - "Forwarded from Russia"? Why not attached to the aircraft?
  21. Dysindich
    Dysindich 22 June 2020 23: 12 New
    0
    The Americans are still those documentaries, their lunar images are still in the trend of discussion, and the Chinese satellite looked, looked, at the coordinates of the heroic landing, and did not find anything ...