GNA launched 24 airstrikes; Second Russian submarine will carry Poseidon drone
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on May 7 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Libya government forces launch 24 air strikes at Al-Wattia air base
The Libyan government announced launching 24 air strikes on Al-Wattia air base, from Tuesday morning until Wednesday morning, destroying armed vehicles of the militias of the coupist General Khalifa Haftar.
This came in a statement by the Libyan Army Spokesman Mohamed Gununu published by the information centre of the government’s Operation Volcano of Anger on Wednesday morning.
Gununu added that the airstrikes were launched from Tuesday morning until Wednesday morning on the air base located west of the capital of Tripoli.
The spokesman pointed out that these strikes resulted in the destruction of two locust vehicles, an ammunition car, armed vehicles and concentration locations of Haftar’s militias.
The Libyan government forces announced on Tuesday that Al-Wattia air base had been militarily suspended, and is still surrounded from all axes.
This came in a statement to Anadolu Agency made by Mustafa Al-Mujie, spokesman for the government’s Operation Volcano of Anger.
Russia to float out new sub to carry Poseidon nuke drone in late June — source
The second submarine to serve as a basic carrier of Russia’s Poseidon nuclear-capable underwater drones will be floated out approximately in late June, a defense industry source told TASS on Thursday.
“The Khabarovsk [Project 09852] will be floated out in late June at the earliest. There is no exact date so far,” the source said.
The Russian Navy’s press service did not comment on the information. The Sevmash shipyard where the submarine is being built was not immediately available for a comment.
The first basic carrier of Poseidon drones, a Project 09852 special-purpose nuclear sub, the Belgorod, was floated out on April 23, 2019 and is expected to enter service with the Russian Navy in September. The Belgorod and the Khabarovsk are expected to carry six Poseidon drones each.
In his state-of-the-nation address to both houses of Russia’s parliament on March 1, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned for the first time the country’s efforts to develop a nuclear-powered unmanned underwater vehicle that can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads and is capable of destroying enemy infrastructural facilities, aircraft carrier groups and other targets.
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Sources: TASS, MEMO