The Storm Shadow (SCALP) missile is a long-range, air-launched cruise missile that can strike targets with extreme precision, even in adverse weather conditions. It is a highly effective weapon system that has been used in various conflicts around the world, including in Iraq and Syria.
The Storm Shadow (SCALP) missiles are produced by MBDA, a European multinational company specializing in missile systems.
The announcement comes as tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to escalate, with reports of increased military activity and troop build-up on both sides. The UK’s decision to send the missiles is likely to be seen as a strong signal of support for Ukraine and a warning to Russia.
In the statement, the UK Minister of Defence reaffirmed the country’s commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, stating that “we stand with Ukraine in the face of continued aggression and will do everything in our power to support their efforts to defend their people and their land.”