Thursday, March 31, 2011

New attack air missions Gadhafi troops

air has moved into new media specifically designed to attack ground forces of Col. Gadhafi, the Pentagon announced Monday that denied it was directly supporting the rebels. "We used A-10 and AC-130 for the weekend "he acknowledged to the press a senior Pentagon official, Vice Admiral Bill Gortney. He declined to give further details about the type of goals that are intended to achieve with the new equipment.

The A-10 is an aircraft designed for close air support, especially against tanks and armored vehicles. The AC-130 "Spooky" is a modified transport aircraft for close combat. It is equipped with several guns, including one of 105 mm. Unlike the other devices used from the beginning of the attacks are not intended to move susceptible laser-guided bombs to destroy command centers or sites of anti-aircraft defense, but attacks against ground troops.

The anti-rebel offensive last week was greatly assisted by the stroke of the coalition against the forces of Colonel Moammar Gadhafi. However, said the representative of the U.S. Joint Chiefs, "we do not act in direct support of the opposition, that is not part of our mandate and do not coordinate with the opposition."

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