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How Ukraine's UK-supplied Storm Shadow missiles can disrupt Russian forces

11th May 2023 - 16:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


The Storm Shadow missile as seen carried by an RAF Tornado. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

The UK has today confirmed that it is supplying Ukraine with the MBDA-developed Storm Shadow missile.

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced the supply of the air-launched cruise missile in the House of Commons on 11 May.

The weapon will give Ukraine a significantly increased strike range – as Storm Shadow can hit targets at distances of over 250km.

This greatly exceeds that of other weapons supplied to Kyiv by Western allies, such as the US-made HIMARS.

Wallace said: 'Today I can confirm that the UK is donating Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine. Storm Shadow is a long-range, conventional-only, precision strike capability.

'It complements the long-range systems already gifted, including HIMARS and Harpoon missiles, as well as

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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