MEETING THE MOTHER OF ALL HOMEMADE WEAPONIZED DRONES IN LIBYA…


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By Lieutenant Colonel Jose M Rufas, Chief of Attack the Networks Branch, C-IED Centre of Excellence

Abstract

On January 12th 2020, Al-Karama Operations Room of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) officially reported a shot-down “Turkish drone that was carrying mortar rounds in violation of the latest ceasefire between the LNA and the Government of National Accord (GNA)”.

Almost immediately after such an official announcement, the Internet results in a “swarm” of comments and opinions through social media, along with catching some attention from international public media.

There is a video (https://youtu.be/oIK2-UfMYGA) showing the allegedly captured unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

Two matters are mainly highlighted in all the potentially informative sources;

• It is declared as some kind of a “Turkish drone”;
• It is carrying two 120mm mortar grenades as a payload…

Counter UAS Network online – January 2020


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