Kaddafi forces firing anti-aircraft missile SA-7 against French combat helicopter in Libya 1006112
Defense News - France
Friday, June 10, 2011, 10:05 AM
Kaddafi forces firing anti-aircraft missile SA-7 against French combat helicopter in Libya.
Kaddafi forces fired anti-aircraft missile SA-7 against French combat helicopter who takes part in the NATO missions in Libya.
French combat helicopter Tigre takes part of NATO missions in Libya since June 4, 2011.
The French helicopters fight the Colonel Kaddafi forces since June 4th, 2011. Commander aboard the aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle of the French Navy around the coast of Libya, the admiral Philippe Coindreau revealed yesterday, this June 8th, 2011, during a videoconference with journalists, that the French helicopters had undergone shootings of ground-to-air missiles Manpads (Man Portable Air System Defense), probably Russian made SA-7.
According to our information, these shootings did not strike any helicopter, but started shootings of self-protection defence systems.
SA-7 man portable air defense missile system Manpad Slovak army (Archive image)