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Graphic shows specifications of the Storm Shadow missile and how it works.


UK stuurt Storm Shadow langeafstandsraketten naar Oekraïne

By Jordi Bou

May 12, 2023 - Britain has become the first western country to provide Ukraine with the long-range Storm Shadow cruise missiles that Kyiv wants to boost its chances in a much-anticipated counteroffensive.

The Storm Shadow cruise missile is armed with a penetrating warhead capable of destroying hardened and buried targets from long range.

Storm Shadow has a range of “in excess of 250km”, according to its manufacturer, the European arms group MBDA. That is significantly further than the high-precision US Himars rocket launchers currently used heavily by Ukraine, which rely on missiles with a range of 70km.

The Storm Shadow missile has been operated by both British and French air forces and has been used previously in the Gulf, Iraq and Libya.

PUBLISHED: 12/05/2023; STORY: Graphic News