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How does Ukraine use “Scalps”, these French missiles that can “pose a danger to the ports of Crimea”?

Emmanuel Macron, expected in Ukraine in February, will not arrive empty-handed. During his press conference at the Elysee Palace on Tuesday, the French president announced the delivery of “forty Scalp missiles and several hundred bombs.” These cruise missiles, five meters long and with a range of more than 250 km, have already played a strategic role in Ukraine.

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Last July, Paris emulated London, which supplied Storm Shadow missiles, the equivalent of the French Scalp. Fired from aircraft and capable of penetrating targets such as bunkers, they were to be used to attack Russian naval headquarters at the port of Sevastopol in Crimea in late September. “These surface-to-air missiles can be safely fired quite far from the front line, hitting high-value and very precise targets,” explains Olivier Kempf, Associate Researcher at the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS).

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Source: Le Parisien

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