Powerful long-range Storm Shadow missiles provided by United Kingdom A Ukraine To help change the course of the war they had already entered into.
Evidence of its use has been recorded in the war zone Ministry of Defense of Russia This Tuesday, where Moscow says its air defense intercepted seven Storm Shadow missiles.
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On Saturday, authorities have imposed Russia On the territory of Ukraine Luhansk Last Friday, the Ukrainian armed forces said they had fired at least two missiles Storm Shadow.
How about Storm Shadow missiles?
Los Air-to-surface cruise missiles Storm Shadow It is the same as used by Royal Air Force United Kingdom and can travel up to 400 km. In other words, these missiles could easily hit Russian territory, although London has promised not to do so in order not to escalate the conflict into unknown territory.
Specifically, one of the objectives Storm Shadow Given to Ukraine Attacking Russia’s rear, especially the supply depots for weapons, fuel and other supplies located behind. Battle front lines.
In addition, the delivery of missiles took place Ukraine Finally there is a great counterattack The ultimate objective is to recover annexed Crimea. To do this, it has been stockpiling Western-supplied weapons throughout the winter.
As reported by the portal SpanishHe Storm Shadow (Storm Shadow) is a cruise missile derived from French Apache shells. It has been developed since 1994 by French manufacturer Metra and British Aerospace. They are currently produced by the European Union MBDA Missile Systems.
MBDA Missile Systems To describe Al Storm Shadow “Deep Strike Weapon” “Able to work day or night in any weather” And equipped with a sophisticated orientation system.
Missile Storm Shadow It has a range of 250 to 400 km and has a 450 kg warhead capable of penetrating fortified targets such as bunkers..
In addition to bunkers, it is designed to destroy command, control and communications posts, airfields, critical infrastructure, surface ships, etc. Submarines in port and bridges.
The missile has a length of 5.1 meters and a total weight of 1,300 kg. In addition, it advances at a speed of 800 kilometers per hour.
It is powered by a turbojet It has been modified to be able to be launched from various fighter jets such as Tornado IDS, Dassault Rafale or the Eurofighter.
Once launched, the missile cannot be controlled or ordered to self-destruct, and its targeting information cannot be changed. The missile is guided by GPS, maps the terrain to the target, and follows a trajectory in a low-flying, semi-autonomous manner. When approaching the target, The missile makes an upward trajectory and then fallsDetails The Spanish.
El Español refers to the launch of the missile Ukraine Delayed by difficulties in fitting fighters I am Soviet origin used by the Ukrainian Air Force. In addition, this year Poland announced a dozen donations to Ukraine MiG-29 And then Slovakia did the same.
In the past, the Storm Shadow Used in combat operations during attack flights Panavia Tornado GR4 of the Royal Air Force Iraq was bombed during the 2003 invasion.
Additionally, after being integrated into the aircraft Eurofighter TyphoonThe missiles were deployed in March 2021 Islamic State targets in northern Iraq.
Can these missiles be intercepted? According to its manufacturer, enemy air defenses cannot see it.
But according to Border IndiaThe Russian S-350 Vityaz and S-300V4 medium-range anti-aircraft missile systems are optimized to intercept fast, low-flying cruise missiles. Storm Shadow.
According to the Russians, every time is guaranteed S-350 Can intercept and attack any cruise missile at a range of 15 to 60 kilometers. And they are System Buk They are able to destroy them.
Other Western-provided weapons for Ukraine’s counteroffensive
- Missile Defense System The patriot Shipped from USA.
- Tangis the leopard From Germany.
- Tanks Challenger 2 From the United Kingdom.
- Multiple missile launch system Himars Shipped from USA.
- Howitzers M77America 7.
- Long-range howitzers Caesar Sent by France.
- Self-propelled guns Howitzer 2000 From Germany.
- Anti-tank missile launcher Spear and anti-aircraft StingerPresented by the United States.
- Anti-tank missiles NLAW Developed by England and Sweden.
- Anti-tank rocket launcher Panzerfast 3 Made by Germany.
- M270 rocket launcher From the United Kingdom.
- Drones Bayraktar Made by Türkiye
- Drones are the switchblade From America.
- America will send tanks Abrams.