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Libya to Buy Guns from Turkey

Libya has submitted a request to the Turkish government to buy 20,000 rifles, reports Libya TV. The 7.62 mm and 5.56 mm caliber G3 rifles will be manufactured in Turkey. Turkey's Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKE) makes the weapon under licence from Heckler & Koch. (Source: LibyaTV)

EU Allocates Funds for Libyan Security

To assist Libya in the fight against proliferation of small arms, the Council allocated €5 million to support physical security and stockpile management activities to reduce the risk of the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons and their ammunition in Libya and its region. The project will inter alia assist Libyan state institutions […]

Govt Denies Seeking Arms from Russia

The Libyan government has denied reports that it is seeking to resume arms supplies from Russia. A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense told Libya Herald that there was no truth whatsoever in rumours that Libya had asked Moscow to lift its arms embargo and restart weapons supplies. Russia, which was Gaddafi’s primary provider of […]

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Libya Asks Russia to Lift Arms Embargo

The head of a Russian military company has said that an unidentified Libyan government official delivered to him a letter asking to resume frozen weapons contracts. Sergei Chemezov (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of Russian Technologies (Rostec), was quoted by state news agency RIA Novosti as saying: "They would like to buy something and will apparently […]

Albania Denies Breaching Arms Embargo

Albania has breached no international arms embargo on Libya, Secretary General of the Defense Ministry Edvin Kulluri told reporters on Friday, Albania's Defense Ministry has denied claims by opposition lawmakers that it breached an international arms embargo on Libya. The Secretary General of the Defense Ministry, Edvin Kulluri, told reporters: "The contract for ammunition export […]

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Video: Looted Gaddafi Arms Flooding into Gaza

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A 5-member expert United Nations panel has sent a new report to the Security Council warning that weapons from Libya are spreading at an "alarming rate" through the Middle East and Africa, fuelling […]

UK Minister in Libya to Boost Military Sales

The British Defence Minister Philip Hammond arrived in Tripoli on Tuesday to meet Libyan defense and security officials, and to open a security and arms fair on the Royal Navy warship HMS Kent (pictured). The arms fair is organized by the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and it has been in planning for a number […]

Libya: Shining Example or Dire Warning?

Libya is going shopping for defence equipment, and has $5 billion to spend over the coming year. Given the size of the country, and the nature of the security challenges it faces, the government will have no difficulty finding homes for that budget, and we welcome the fact that Libya is investing to meet those […]