Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The counter attack cames as part of the LTTE's last ditch effort to save Pooneryn. A mini hell was created for LTTE from Nachchikuda to Akkarayankulam for days now by the Army and the Air Force. The FDL is considered the last true FDL of the Tigers.
SLA Artillery batteries fire incessantly on this FDL day and night. Each Battery has 12 howitzers and gunnery crews operating on them continuously. In addition to this, MI-24 helicopter gunships, MiG 27 and Kfir jets and mobile Multi-Barrel Rocket Launchers are pounding the 18km long FDL day and night. As a result, several kilometers of the FDL have been destroyed and subsequently abandoned by the LTTE.
In addition to these the Army has special teams that operate Chinese Red Arrow HJ-8E (Hong-Jian) Anti Tank Guided Missiles (High Explosive Anti-Tank HEAT) and Bhaktar Shikhan Pakistani Missiles and its variants for destroying LTTE strong-points. The Bhaktar Shikhan uses the same Red Arrow technology and both missiles have variants that are used against tanks, bunkers and other structures.
Watch Video of Red Arrow Missile Attack by SLA in Mannar
Red Arrow ATGM Demo
Posted by Defencewire at 9:58 PM
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