French helicopters see action in Libya
On the night of 3rd June 2011, French Army Aviation (ALAT) Gazelle & Tigre attack helicopters operating from the assault ship Tonnerre carried out their first combat mission in Libya.
UK Apaches conduct operations over Libya
Apache attack helicopters, flying from HMS Ocean, conducted their first operational sorties over Libya last night as part of NATO's Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR to protect civilians under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
RAF Typhoon drops bombs in Libya
Typhoon jets are providing a ground attack capability in addition to Tornado GR4 aircraft as British forces continue to support NATO operations in Libya.
Swedish Air Force participates in Unified Protector
March 3 - The Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) has deployed eight JAS39 Gripen fighters to Sigonella air base in Italy to take part in Operation Unified Protector, the NATO codename for operations over Libya, previously known as Operation Odyssey Dawn.
USAF F-15E down in Libya, crew is safe
March 22 - Two crew members ejected from their U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle when the aircraft experienced equipment malfunction over northeast Libya, March 21, 2011 at approximately 10:30 p.m. CET.
UN authorises Libya No Fly Zone
March 17 - The United Nations Security Council has passed Resolution 1973 which gives authorisation to member countries to take military action against all threats to civilians, which could include bombing ground forces loyal to Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and the establishment of a no fly zone. The resolution however does not allow for an invasion of Libya.
Dutch Navy Lynx & crew held in Libya
The three crew members of a Royal Netherlands Navy SH-14 Lynx helicopter (serial no: 277), while attempting to rescue two workers from the city of Sirte, Libya, have been held by forces loyal to Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Gadhafi.
Two Libyan Air Force Mirage F-1's defect to Malta
2 Mirage F-1's of the Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Libiyya (Libyan Arab Republic Air Force) have landed at Malta International Airport and the pilots, both reported to be colonels, have apparently requested asylum.