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Libya to Spend Billions on Defence

The Libyan government is looking to spend at least 6 billion dinars ($4.7 billion) on defence and national security in the coming year, according to a report from The National. Colonel Abd El Nasser Busnina, a senior officer in the Libyan Air Force, said: "We have 2,000 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline to defend and six […]

Moscow Targets Libya for Arms Sales

Russia is targeting sales of its latest weapons systems to Libya, a former client "under new management", according to UPI. But the report suggests it is going to encounter tough competition from the Americans, British and French who helped rebel forces topple Ghadhafi, and who also want to sell his successors big-ticket weaponry. France's Dassault […]

UK to Focus on Defence Sales to Libya

The Guardian reports that Britain is trying to boost sales of defence equipment to Libya by sending a Royal Navy warship to Tripoli in April to act as a "floating shop window" for security firms. Despite concerns among Libyan politicians and arms control campaigners, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has so far refused to disclose […]

Russia and Libya Restore Military Cooperation

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov (pictured) has told reporters: "We are currently resuming contacts with Libya for the training of personnel for Libya’s new armed forces." Such a cooperation, which was in place in the former Soviet Union, was scrapped in the wake of a civil war in Libya and the subsequent ouster of […]

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