Libya Air Defense Forces Nations // Middle East/North Africa

OVERVIEW During the Qaddafi regime, the air defense command fell under the jurisdiction of the air force and was responsible for ground-based defense of Libyan airspace. Since the uprising, and the suspension of the Libyan air force, the command structure is unclear. The command's air defense units were devastated by NATO aircraft during the conflict. According to the Pentagon, more than 110 missiles targeted Libya's air defense system in the opening salvos by U.S. and British ships...


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