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Operation Unified Protector - Imagery

UK MOD Operation Ellamy

24 May 2011 RAF airstrike on a Libyan coastal radar station near Brega

Released May 26, 2011

Video footage of a 24 May 2011 airstrike on a Libyan coastal radar station near Brega.

On May 24, 2011, Royal Air Force Tornado and Typhoon aicraft, operating as part of NATO Operation Unified Protector struck and destroyed a Libyan coastal radar station.

The site was destroyed using a lone dual-mode seeker Brimstone missile.

Coalition officials settled on the use of this weapon despite it being designed for use against vehicles. According to the UK MOD, the Brimstone's relatively small warhead allowed for the destruction of the site's radar unit without incurring the destruction of the building and thereby reducing the risk of collateral damage.



NATO Operation Unified Protector / UK MOD - Operation Ellamy Strike IMINT
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Targeting pod video footage of an RAF airstrike on a Libyan coastal radar station near Brega using a Brimstone missile.


NATO Operation Unified Protector / UK MOD - Operation Ellamy Strike IMINT
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Still image taken from the airstrike targeting pod's video footage showing the Libyan coastalradar station prior to being struck by the Brimstone missile as part of NATO Operation Unified Protector
Still image taken from the airstrike targeting pod's video footage showing the radar station prior to being struck by the Brimstone missile.
Still image taken from the airstrike targeting pod's video footage showing the Libyan coastal radar station after being struck by the Brimstone missile as part of NATO Operation Unified Protector
Still image taken from the airstrike targeting pod's video footage showing the Libyan coastal radar station after being struck by the Brimstone missile.



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