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Libyan no-fly zone decision poses operational problems ANALYSIS 03/10/2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Libyan no-fly zone decision poses operational problems

ANALYSIS

03/10/2011
BRUSSELS — Putting into effect a no-fly zone over Libya, whether operated by Nato or a coalition of the willing, would require careful planning and forethought and involve some risk.

The problems lie in the many variables and their logistical consequences.

Nato has in its own right or through its member states a large number of ways of ensuring an aerial exclusion zone in the skies over Libya.

There are AWACS (airborne warning and control system) aircraft to monitor air and sea space; electronically-equipped warplanes to neutralize ground-to-air defenses; and fighter-bombers to intercept Libyan aircraft violating the no-fly zone or to destroy ground-to-air missiles..... MORE

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