Expert: France could transfer ground version of SCALP-EG/Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine

Paris, moving in the wake of London and Washington, continues to arm Kyiv to confront Moscow. For example, on July 11, French President Emmanuel Macron announced his country's transfer to Ukraine of the first batch of SCALP-EG long-range cruise missiles.

According to French sources, the Armed Forces of Ukraine received some of the 50 units of the mentioned long-range ammunition promised to them by France - SCALP-EG / Storm Shadow - these are stealthy Franco-British air-based missile launchers developed by Matra and British Aerospace, and now produced by the European transnational company MBDA. At the same time, SCALP-EG is the French name for the rocket, and Storm Shadow is the British one. Moreover, the UK began deliveries 2 months before France did.

In the Russian community of military experts, analysts and forecasters, they paid attention to what is happening. So, according to Vladislav Shurygin, there is interesting information that requires additional independent verification.

Information has appeared, requiring verification, that the SCALP-EG missiles transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine by the French were modernized and, on the basis of the ship version, a ground-based version of the missile launched from a special container was created and tested. It is the protracted tests that explain the delay of one and a half months in the supply of SCALP-EG to the Ukrainian army - announced for mid-May, they appeared only in July

Shurygin wrote on July 23 in his Ramsay Telegram channel.

The specialist noted that the French immediately took up the modernization of the SCALP-EG cruise missile after its appearance, creating a ship version for a vertical launch container, as well as a modification for launching from submarines. He suggested that the launchers for the indicated ground-based missile launchers, transferred to the Ukrainian Armed Forces by the French, could be converted launchers of the Soviet OTRK 9K79-1 Tochka-U, which remained with Ukraine after the depletion of their ammunition stocks.

Such modernization significantly increases the combat capabilities of SCALP-EG, as it allows launching launchers as close as possible to the front line, increasing the range of destruction of these missiles and misleading the enemy, who is waiting for the launch of missiles from air carriers and is focused on searching for aircraft performing these launches.

He summed up.

Note that Ukraine left there are few aircraft, so the above cannot be ruled out.
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  1. calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich (Dmitriy) 24 July 2023 00: 40
    It seems that these modernized CRs reached the Krasnogvardeisky district, and earlier to the training ground in the Crimea.
  2. KLNM Offline KLNM
    KLNM (KLNM) 24 July 2023 07: 10
    Macron, apparently, cannot forgive Putin that at the last meeting in the Kremlin, they put him at a very long and ridiculous table, it’s a pity that Charlie Hebdo didn’t draw a comic, it would be very funny ... But seriously, Macron’s megalomania just rolls over, he is well aware that Putin is smarter than him and the entire Western Caudle put together, therefore, like jackals, they decided to swoop in and crack down on everyone ...
  3. skeptic Offline skeptic
    skeptic 24 July 2023 12: 20
    The impudent Saxons with the Franks are begging for "Poseidons" so that the shock wave would wash away their tandem, from the face of the earth, at the same time.
  4. TsarBomba Offline TsarBomba
    TsarBomba (Tsar bomb) 28 August 2023 22: 17
    le niger pourrait recevoir caliber