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It’s probably Egyptian S300s, saw a pic of an emplacement It looks like the Egyptians are getting ready to provide cover to Haftars forces in case the Sultan with his proxies makes a move to Sirte and the oil fields.


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I think it would be a major doctrinal break from all known previous behaviour for Russia to deploy it's most advanced theatre air defense system in support of a mere colonial adventure. Even more daring than the deployment to Syria, given that its further from Russia and there is less prestige or military necessity involved in Libya. It suggests that S-400 systems in service have reached and are now surpassing a point surplus to Russian home defense requirements. That the Russians are not concerned as in the past about revealing information that might impact ECM. That given its export sales performance, any potential for a debacle which detracts from export prestige doesn't seem to be high on the worry list. That contrary to the Cold War period in which the Soviets exported basically second rate monkey models of everything, now the view has shifted around to the idea that you don't piss around with second rate, you come with your A-game.


What does it matter if it is actually the case that Russia is deploying S-400 to Africa? How did you even type that and get to the end of the sentence and still hit post?

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Major-General Vyacheslav Gladkikh was killed by a mine in near Dier ez-Zor.




He was killed alongside commander of Al-Meyaddin (city) defence and four other Syrians. Video of the incident (last words heard in Russian are "We will <pass/drive through> the territory without stop, directly to destination"

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