Turkey has destroyed the modernized Shell-S1E (Pantsir-S1E) air defense system and Wing Loong II UAV in Libya

The Turkish military announced the destruction of the Pantsir-S1E air defense system by Turkish TB2 drone in Libya learned GDC citing Russian news agency Avia.pro.

Libyan Army Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Muhammed Kununu announced that in the last 24 hours, 2 Pantsir-S1 HSS, 1 Wing Loong II SIHA, many ammunition and armored vehicles were destroyed in the Vatican Air Ussu, which was occupied by Hafter Teror Orgutu. Russia has supplied Pantsir-S1E to UAE, UAE has transferred the system to Libyan National Army.

A Pantsir-S1E is located at the base of Libyan National Army.

The Turkish military presented a video showing the moment of destruction, according to the Turkish military, of the Russian Pantsir-S1E air defense missile system at the Al-Vatiy military base. Thus, Turkey announced the first case of the destruction of the modernized (export) version of the Shell-S1E air defense complex.

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On the presented video frames, a Pantsir-S1E recently renamed “Shell-S1E” air defense systems due the bad reputation earned by the Pantsir in Syrian war was burning in the Libyan military base of Al-Vatiya. Such complexes are indeed located at the base of the Libyan National Army.

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