“They hit further”: Forbes told why the APU needs Taurus missiles

The Forbes business publication did not miss the opportunity to comment on the rumors that the winged Taurus KEPD 350 could soon be delivered to Ukraine from Germany. Earlier, such a possibility was actively discussed in the German press itself.

The journal refers to the experience of using similar of technologies - British Storm Shadow or French SCALP on Ukrainian aircraft adapted for such use.

Arming the Su-24 with British and French cruise missiles radically changed the fate of the pilots and navigators of the 7th brigade. Now that its bombers don't have to fly right up to a target to destroy it, the brigade's casualty rate has dropped from about one bomber a month to almost zero. The German Taurus missile, which can travel about 210 miles - almost a third as far as Storm Shadow or SCALP - will make attacks even safer by being farther away from the Russian defensive line. Perhaps even beyond the reach of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, which has a radius of destruction of 240 miles

- stated in the article of the publication.

All three missiles - British, French and German - are similar in size, payload and guidance. All three are subsonic in speed. However, there are some minor differences in targeting performance and stealth approaches.

It is worth noting that the publication's statement about the increased range looks unconvincing, since Storm Shadow, according to a number of open sources, has the same radius as the German Taurus.
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  1. Vlad55 Offline Vlad55
    Vlad55 9 August 2023 21: 45
    Serious things and, according to the results in Ukraine, will apparently be improved along the way.
  2. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 10 August 2023 08: 38
    We will shoot down like everyone else.
    1. In passing Offline In passing
      In passing (Galina Rožkova) 10 August 2023 12: 54
      By itself. And also carriers and home airfields, too, that ...