The Libya Dawn coalition has moved three MiG-25 interceptors to the air base in the coastal city of Misratah, satellite imagery shows.
Google Earth imagery from 31 January shows one MiG-25 at the southern apron at the base and three on 28 February. The one present in January does not appear to have moved in the interim.
A low quality photograph also emerged on social media in early April showing what appeared to be ground crew working on a two-seat MiG-25PU with the Libyan Air Force’s post-Ghadaffi roundel.
Libya acquired 96 MiG-25PD interceptor, MiG-25PU trainer and MiG-25RBK reconnaissance variants in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but none were previously based at Misratah.