Operation in Libya – now live at Twitter

Military pilot in a helmet with a Twitter page in the background. The search bar showing "Operation in Libya" search request
A former Dutch officer has intercepted radio conversations between military pilots who are ensuring a no-fly zone over Libya, and posted the findings on his Twitter account.

­The Twitter account reveals various information – including the time of the coalition forces’ flights, the location of the jets in the air, frequencies the pilots are using to talk to each other and what they can see below. According to the French newspaper Le Figaro, military pilots must communicate their whereabouts during operations like Libya’s “Odyssey Dawn” to avoid collision with civilian aircraft.

Any skilled radio fan can intercept this kind of communication. The former Dutch officer told the newspaper he wanted to supply prompt information on what is going on in Libya before this information gets filtered by the mass media.