Colonel Abu Bakr Al-Badri announced on Wednesday a successful missile launch test by naval forces through a completely homemade launch platform, threatening to destroy any marine vessel trying to penetrate Libyan territorial waters.
This came during comments by Al-Badri in a press conference held by Libyan National Army (LNA) General Command spokesman, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, to review the readiness of their forces for any possible battle.
Al-Badri pointed out that the naval forces worked during the last period to examine the missiles in storage, ensuring the availability of these missiles and transporting them to potential places where they could be used.
Al-Badri said that the General Command forces did not have launch platforms, which prompted the Air Force to work on manufacturing a platform to launch the three-ton missiles. He added that the tests, which took place in the Tobruk region during the past days, had succeeded.
For his part, Al-Mismari reviewed the readiness of LNA forces for any battle, stressing at the same time that the General Command believes that the solution to the crisis is in the hands of Libyans through dialogue, but also believes that the military option must be on the table if the militias do not abide.
Al-Mismari pointed out that fortifications in Sirte were "excellent," pointing to the armor and air defense systems recently provided to units stationed in the area, as well as reserve units.
He also added that LNA forces have raised their efficiency levels of both air and ground forces, confirming their readiness to deal with any emergency in the area of operations and the Air Force's ability to hit any target on Libyan territory.