Turkey Military & Defence
Turkey’s effective use of Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), called the “killer” of Russian-made Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and gun systems, has changed the balance of forces in Libya and Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, is preparing for a big battle with the forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Turkey supporting it for the strategically important city of Sirte and the municipality of Al Joufra
Turkey continues to transfer militants of various nationalities to Libya, strengthening the formation of the Government of National Accord (GNA) of the North African country before the "decisive assault" of the port city of Sirte
In a letter sent to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday, lawmakers warned the Pentagon that any plans to purchase components of F-35 fighter jets from Turkey undermine US pressure on the country.
One of the conditions for ending the war in Libya is the withdrawal of illegal armed formations of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar from strategically important areas of the country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
Currently, Turkey continues to build up military forces in Libya. At the same time, Khalifa Haftar, against whom the Turkish troops are fighting, said that he intends to completely expel the Turkish military from the country.
Tests of the S-400 by the Turkish military made it possible to assess the effectiveness of the Russian systems, and probably to find weaknesses, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the former deputy commander of the air defense forces of the USSR.
Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, acquired by Turkey about a year ago, will be deployed in Libya, blocking the airspace of this country from the appearance of any drones and airplanes in the sky, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Russia and Turkey decided to agree on peace in Libya. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told RIA Novosti about the progress in establishing a ceasefire in this country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
In recent months, Turkey has deployed many air defense systems in Syria and Libya, experts say, surveyed by Forbes magazine on July 7, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
In Turkey, the functionality of the Russian S-400 air defense systems was tested on American fighters, which approached the Turkish air base, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing Russian magazine Gazeta.ru
Turkey does not rule out the possibility of striking at Al-Jufrah airbase, which is currently the stronghold of the Libyan National Army Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing military experts.
The Turkish military conducted a successful test launch of the latest Atmaca cruise missile (Atmaca, Hawk), developed by the national industry to destroy surface and land targets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
The Libyan national army will fight against Turkey and its mercenaries, Haftar said while inspecting the military camp in Benghazi, made a statement about the main goal of the Libyan National Army (LNA).
Turkey tested the delivered Russian S-400 Triumph on fifth-generation American fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Evening Courier and Fighter Jets World magazines.
Attacks on the strategically important El-Batuya airbase, located 100 km southwest of Tripoli, were carried out by combat aircraft of the Libyan National Army (LNA) on July 5, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing TASS and military source in Libya.
Turkish activity in the Eastern Mediterranean and Libya led to an escalation of tensions between this country and France, Greece, Cyprus and Egypt. It is even said openly about the possibility of war.
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The shelling of the Syrian Arab Republic army’s positions in the south of Idlib province was carried out by the Turkish military, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing several local sources.
This is stated in a joint statement by the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran, Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following the results of a trilateral summit held on Wednesday in a video conference, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The US will not refuse to purchase F-35 combat aircraft parts manufactured in Turkey until 2022, US Department of Defense spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews said on June 30, BulgarianMilitary.com reports.
The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of the Russian Federation reported that the transfer of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems by Ankara to Washington is impossible without the consent of the Russian authorities, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Turkey will not abandon the Russian S-400 air defense systems, even a hypothetical discussion of re-export could complicate Ankara’s bilateral relations with Moscow, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Leonid Slutsky statement
The United States can buy Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM), which are in service with the Turkish army, as part of legislative initiatives proposed in the Senate last week, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing TASS and Defense News.
As a reason, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cited the ongoing offensive of the Government of National Accord (GNA) detachments against the Libyan National Army (LNA), which opposes them, with the prospect of an early defeat of the latter.
Turkey has found another buyer for its shock drones. Azerbaijani source from the military industry of the country announced that Azerbaijan plans to acquire dozens of Turkish-made armed drones, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
As a result of recent diplomatic and military moves, Turkey began to make its presence felt from the Middle East to the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa, Milliyet writes. This increases the risk of confrontation and friction within NATO.
The Libyan people will send the Egyptian authorities a request for help in resolving the conflict on their own territory if the troops of the Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez Sarraj, attack the city of Sirte and the province of Jufra
Three Turkish Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft delivered arms and Syrian mercenaries from Istanbul to Misurata to support the forces of the so-called Libyan National Harmony Government, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing National News sources.
Soon, 1,800 mercenaries, which Turkey is preparing for the Government of National Accord (GNA), should be send to Libya, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights .
The Turkish company Defense Technologies Engineering and Trade will supply the Ministry of Defense of Turkey with hundreds of drones, among which there may be 356 units of Kargu kamikaze drones, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the deployment of additional forces to Iraq as part of “Operation Tiger Claw”, which is targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing AMN.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) will be ‘victorious against the “Turkish invaders” that are aiding the Government of National Accord (GNA), the LNA’s spokesperson, Ahmad Al-Mismari said in a statement, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya supported by Turkish forces trains militants of armed groups, in particular from ISIS, Al-Qaida and Jebhat-en-Nusra in a special camp in the city of Sabratha, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Russian-made Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile-cannon systems , which are used in Libya, are useless against Turkish operational-tactical multi-purpose unmanned aerial systems Bayraktar TB2, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
A senior Turkish official told Reuters that Ankara intends to establish more temporary military bases in northern Iraq, after it intensified its strikes on Kurdish fighters there, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The Turkish Armed Forces, as part of the ongoing Pençe-Kaplan operation in northern Iraq, have attacked 500 sites of the Kurdistan Workers Party in northern Iraq over the past 36 hours, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
In a statement issued by its Foreign Ministry, Egypt condemned the “Turkish and Iranian military interventions” in northern Iraq, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing AMN and quoting Egyptian official statement.
The Arabian publication Afrigate news reported for leaked audio recording between the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the chairman of the so-called Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj
Ankara considers groundless the accusations of Paris in an incident between ships in the Mediterranean Sea near the borders of Libya. About this writes Reuters, citing a message from a senior Turkish military official, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The Turkish and Iranian armed forces teamed up on Wednesday to attack the positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northeastern and northern Iraq, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing AMN.
As it became known to the channel, the Turkish frigate used a radar to spot a French warship when it tried to get closer to the Cirkin rocker, which was transporting weapons intended for the forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya.
Turkish-backed forces launched a missile attack on Syria Arab Army position on June 18 early in the morning and targeted SAA positions near Tel Rifaat from Marea, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing several sources.
Given the fact that one of the largest member countries of the military alliance advocates the possible exclusion of Turkey from NATO, very serious problems may well be expected for Turkey.
Turkey is considering the purchase of Russian Be-200 amphibious aircraft leased for four months to extinguish forest fires, Fizuli Mollayev, a member of the board of directors of the SMS operating company Savunma Sanayi
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On Tuesday evening, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the launch of “Operation Tiger Claw” in the Haftanin area of northern Iraq, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing AMN.
The intervention of Turkey in the Libyan conflict and the transfer of Syrian mercenaries to the forces of the so-called Government of Libyan National Accord prevent stopping the bloodshed, the Arab League said, condemning Ankara’s policies in the North African country.
On Monday, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced the destruction of 81 targets belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, as part of the Operation Eagle Claw, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
Turkey and the Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya are discussing the possibility of Ankara using two military bases in a North African country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing a Turkish diplomatic source