Yesterday two different missions were made by Italian and German airforces.
The German missions (different flights of two Transall C-160D) was linked to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visit in Libya who arrived yesterday in Zuwara on an unannounced visit to hold talks with Fayez Serraj, the head of Libya’s UN-backed government.
At hte same time the Italian Air Force Gulfstream E.550 CAEW made its mission in coordination with an Italian Alenia C-27J ( MM62220).
Probably this aircraft made an usual flight with supplies for the Italian military field hospital in Misrata but note that MM62220 can be converted in a MC-27J “Praetorian”*. So we can not to exclude that the Italian mission was not linked to the visit of German Foreign Minister in Libya.
*The MC-27J is a multirole, armed, RO/RO variant of the C-27J. The MC-27J is designed to support air forces and Special Forces involved in the tactical transport, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, anti-terrorism operations, the evacuation of military and civilians from crisis zones and the fight against asymmetric threats.