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NATO surveillance flights over Libya increased last April, IHD Jane’s reported

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

Open-source monitoring of air traffic has shown an increase in flights by surveillance aircraft operating by NATO members over the central Mediterranean, specifically Libya, last April, IHS Jane’s website has reported.

According to the report, flights off the coast of western Libya have included ones by aircraft flown by the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (NAEW&CF), as well as the French, Italian, UK, and US air forces, indicated an increased interest in the north African country since the Libyan National Army (LNA) launched the Flood of Dignity Operation to liberate Tripoli from Islamist groups under the Government of Fayez al-Sarraj.

“Open-source ADS-B transponder data shows Boeing E-3A Sentry aircraft operated by the NAEW&CF flew at least nine missions south of Malta from 13-30 April from the unit’s home base at Geilenkirchen in Germany, putting them in a good position to monitor aircraft flying over Libya.” The website added.

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