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Libya | What we witnessed in the LNA parade – “Exotic” armaments of another era – Photos  

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Published on 01/06/2021 at 18:12

The Libyan National Army (LNA) parade, which took place in Benghazi, East Libya, last Saturday 29/05, partially revealed the military capabilities of the LNA. 

We note that the parade took place on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of Operation Dignity, during which Benghazi was liberated.

According to several analysts, this parade was the largest ever held in Libya, with more than 35,000 men and women, more than 200 Soviet-era tanks and nearly 3,500 armored and other vehicles taking part. 

Also read: Libya | LNA Mig-21 crashes in Benghazi during parade – VIDEO

Of course, in addition to some modern combat platforms, such as the Panther armored personnel carriers or the SBM VPK-233136 Tiger, and some systems with timeless operational value, such as Multiple Rocket Launchers (MRLs) or the AS 332 Super Puma utility helicopters, other platforms such as LNA tanks, anti-aircraft systems and fighter jets are several decades old, and their operational value, in the light of such modern equipment, is rendered questionable. 

A point of interest for us, however, is the official participation of the special operations aircraft “NEMESIS”, which is built by the Greek company ELMON.

Also read: The Libyan National Army (LNA) unveiled its “new” artillery – VIDEO 

The LNA equipment: 

BM-21 Grad Multiple rocket launchers

Antonov An-26 aircraft

AS 332 Super Puma helicopters

Pickup vehicles equipped with ZU-23-2

Self-propelled howitzer 122 mm of Soviet origin 2S1 Gvozdika

Anti-aircraft system 9K31 Strela-1

T-72 MBT

T-55 MBT

Su-24 aircraft

Armored vehicles SBM VPK-233136 Tiger

SA-6 anti-aircraft system

Panthera T6 4×4 armored vehicles

Mirage F1 aircraft

LRSVM Morava Multiple Rocket Launchers

Four-wheel drive Kazuma Jaguar 500cc

Towed howitzer G5 155 mm

MiG-21 aircraft

JEEP “GLADIATOR” vehicles equipped with 7.62mm machine guns

R-300 Elbrus (Scud) ballistic missiles

 

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