American press comes out with material, which tells about the international exercises African Lion 2021 under the command of the United States. Maneuvers are carried out in northern Africa. According to The Drive columnist Joseph Trevithick, one of the stages of the exercise was a breakthrough of the air defense of a simulated enemy, organized using Russian-made systems S-300 and S-400.
With a link to the twitter account kmldial70 reported, that the destruction of conventional SAM S-400 "Triumph" was carried out. Objects at the Moroccan military base Agadir were designated as such.. The military base is located near the city of the same name. (population about 750 thousands of people) in the southwestern part of Morocco.
The material of the American edition states, that earlier "the likelihood of deliveries of S-300 or S-400 from Russia to Libya was studied.". This possibility was considered after the visit to Moscow of the Libyan Marshal Khalifa Haftar. However, then the Americans themselves (US African Command) denied rumors about this kind of supply. At the same time, the training of strikes on conditional Russian air defense systems with the development of their destruction from the air by the Americans is carried out.
African Lion 2021 military maneuvers to end 18 June - Friday.
Reports from Western sources, citing footage from the African exercises of NATO and US forces, say, that "a blow was struck against two conventional S-400 complexes".
At the same time, assumptions are made, what could conditionally do for this (as a military tactical simulation game, and such games as part of exercises are often held in NATO and with the participation of NATO forces) US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers used.
Need to add, that the only country in Africa, armed with relatively modern Russian-made air defense systems – C-300 – is Algeria. No country on the African continent has the S-400 air defense system.
On this occasion, the network joked: conditionally destroyed conditional S-400 conditional enemy with conventional bombers…