3.4.2020

UAE's Wing Loong Downed in Libya

Libya: UN-Recognized Government Downs UAE Drone – link

Source: UAS Vision

Article Headlines

  • Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) announced on Wednesday that it had downed a United Arab Emirates UAV in the west of the country
  • The Tripoli-based forces’ air defense system succeeded in shooting down an Emirati plane south of Al-Ajailat, said Mohammed Kanunu the spokesman of the GNA-led Burkan Al-Ghadab Operation (Volcano of Rage)
  • Abu Dhabi has yet to comment on the incident

Overview & Comments

  • In February it was reported that the UAE deployed their Wing Loong UAVs in western Egypt close to the Libyan border
  • In late 2019 both the US and Italy lost UAVs in Lybia – the US lost an MQ-9 and Italy an MQ-1
  • In December 2019 Turkey lost a Bayrakter TB2

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