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Operation Unified Protector - Imagery

UK MOD Operation Ellamy

May 6, 2011 RAF Airstrike on Libyan FROG-7 Rocket Launchers and SCUD canisters south of Sirte

Released May 9, 2011

Tornado Litening III targeting pod video footage of airstrikes on pro-Qadhafi FROG-7 Rocket Launchers and SCUD canisters. The airstrikes took place in the morning hours of May 6, 2011.

As part of NATO Operation Unified Protector (UK Operation Ellamy), Two Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 aircraft destroyed the weapons located south of Sirte using Paveway IV laser/GPS-guided bombs. Visible in the video are a number of large secondary explosions.

According to the RAF: "A previous mission had identified and gathered images of a possible site of interest. These images were analysed by specialists from the RAF Tactical Imagery Wing, who identified a large number of FROG-7 rocket launchers and several SCUD canisters." This information was later relayed to NATO pilots for targeting.

According to a post-strike assessement, it was believed that 20 FROG-7 launchers as well as a large number of SCUD canisters were either completely or partially destroyed in the attack


NATO Operation Unified Protector / UK MOD - Operation Ellamy Strike IMINT
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Video footage of airstrikes conducted by RAF Tornado aircraft as part of NATO Operation Unified Protector / UK Operation Ellamy against Libyan regime FROG-7 Rocket Launchers and SCUD canisters near Sirte using Paveway IV laser/GPS-guided bombs.


NATO Operation Unified Protector / UK MOD - Operation Ellamy Strike IMINT
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Imagery of Scud canisters used by pro-Qhaddafi forces south of Sirte, Libya, prior to being struck by RAF aircraft as part of NATO Operation Unified Protector

Imagery of Scud canisters used by pro-Qhaddafi forces south of Sirte, Libya, prior to being struck by RAF aircraft as part of NATO Operation Unified Protector
Imagery of exploding Scud canisters used by pro-Qhaddafi forces south of Sirte, Libya after being struck by Paveway IV bombs dropped by RAF aircraft as part of NATO Operation Unified Protector

Imagery of exploding Scud canisters used by pro-Qhaddafi forces south of Sirte, Libya after being struck by Paveway IV bombs dropped by RAF aircraft as part of NATO Operation Unified Protector



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