31 Oct '16, 7pm

Evidence of guided artillery usage seen in Libya

Evidence of guided artillery usage seen in Libya

The Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries (SCBR), an Islamist group in eastern Libya, released photographs on 30 October showing the remnants of a Krasnopol guided artillery projectile. The group said on its Twitter account that the photographs showed the remains of US-made rockets that had been launched at the residential Qunfudah area of Benghazi by aircraft operated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). IHS Jane's has assessed that one showed the warhead and tail sections of a Krasnopol round that was missing its guidance and control sections, while a second showed what appeared to be a Krasnopol warhead with only one of the tail section's four rocket motors tubes still attached. The semi-active laser guided Krasnopol is made by Russia's KBP Instrument Design Bureau. It is fired from a howitzer and boosted in flight by its four rocket motors. The projectile requires a ...

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