Ukraine Receives First Delivery of French SCALP Long-Range Missiles

Ukraine Receives First Delivery of French SCALP Long-Range Missiles. Ukrainian Ambassador to France Vadym Omelchenko announced on Tuesday. (22/8/2023), that Ukraine had received the first batch of French SCALP long-range cruise missiles . Paris has guaranteed supplies of the missiles to help Kiev in the war against Moscow. We already have all the SCALP missiles that France promised as part of the first batch. This wave was a test run, the bullets proved to be good Omelchenko said in an interview with Ukrainian media Left Bank. According to manufacturer MBDA, the SCALP missile is a long-range strike weapon, conventionally armed, and designed to meet the requirements of pre-planned strikes against high-value fixed or stationary targets. This weapon can be operated in extreme conditions.

This missile offers operators a highly flexible and in-depth strike capability based on an advanced mission planning system

The weapon also has a range exceeding 250 kilometers. After launch, the weapon is lower into the field at altitude to avoid detection. On approaching the target, the infrared seeker inside matches the image of the target with the stored image to ensure a precision hit and minimal collateral damage,” said missile manufacturer SCALP. Ukraine has long demanded help defending its airspace to protect against Russian airstrikes. Kiev also wants to have the ability to respond to Moscow’s fire.

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Last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that

Ukraine’s defenses have not been able to protect all of its territory from Russian attacks. He has asked his allies to provide long-range missiles, requesting the United States Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and Germany’s Taurus cruise missile. In addition to the supply of missiles, Omelchenko highlighted the possibility of France supplying new

Surface-to-Air Missile Platform/Terrain (SAMP/T) batteries. “I think we see good prospects. All parties understand that this system must be deliver to Ukraine as soon as possible,” he said.

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