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NATO Takes Control – Coordinating Air and Naval Blockade on Libya
The UN mandated operation against Libya has evolved in recent days into three parallel efforts – the enforcement of the ‘no fly zone’ over the country, ground attacks supporting and stimulating a rebel campaign repelling Gaddafi supporters, and a ‘drying’ Gaddafi’s military sustainment by enforcing a naval blockade, preventing reinforcements, weapons and ammunition shipments from reaching Libyan ports.
Naval Rafales Launch First Combat Mission over Libya
On Tuesday morning of March 22, early morning, the French aircraft carrier launched its first mission supporting operation Hartmattan, as Squadron 12E launched two...
With Libyan Air Defense Neutralized, Coalition Air Forces Target Libyan Ground...
After a third night of mounting military pressure by coalition forces, units loyal to Muammar Gaddafi were reported to withdraw from Benghazi, shifting their pressure to the west on Tuesday, Gaddafi’s forces attacked two Libyan towns on the eastern border with Tunisia.
Coalition Strike Fighters Show Different Taste for Weapons
A collection of photos released today by the U.K and French Ministries of Defense illustrate some of the armmament configurations used by tcoalition air...
Update: NATO Coalition Attack Hits Libyan Air Defenses
Last night the joint task force 'Odyssey Dawn', comprising U.S. Navy and Royal Navy surface ships and submarines launched a massive attack against 20 Libya air defense sites, by 112 Tomahawk sea-launched cruise missiles and Storm Shadow air launched cruise missiles fired from RAF Tornado GR4s.