Information

Serial Code Fragments:

Storm Shadow TR 60-30

Confirmed Company:

MBDA


Victims:

0


Location:

Erbil, Northern Iraq


Date:

10.03.2021


Map:

G7


Type of weapon

Storm Shadow TR

Source

Southfront

About

On March 10, two Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 jets operating out of Akrotiri Air Base in Cyprus launched several Storm Shadow cruise missiles at a cave complex to the southwest of the city of Erbil in northern Iraq, where a significant number of ISIS fighters were hiding. The strike, which marked the first ever combat use of the Storm Shadow missile by the Typhoon, was widely reported as a complete success. Nevertheless, Iraqi sources shared on March 23 photos showing the remains of a Storm Shadow missiles that crashed in the subdistrict of Qayara near the western city of Mosul. The missile failed and crashed dozens of kilometers away from its designated target near Erbil. The UK Ministry of Defence did not report the failure.

About

On March 10, two Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 jets operating out of Akrotiri Air Base in Cyprus launched several Storm Shadow cruise missiles at a cave complex to the southwest of the city of Erbil in northern Iraq, where a significant number of ISIS fighters were hiding. The strike, which marked the first ever combat use of the Storm Shadow missile by the Typhoon, was widely reported as a complete success. Nevertheless, Iraqi sources shared on March 23 photos showing the remains of a Storm Shadow missiles that crashed in the subdistrict of Qayara near the western city of Mosul. The missile failed and crashed dozens of kilometers away from its designated target near Erbil. The UK Ministry of Defence did not report the failure.

Remnants of the storm shadow found at the incident.

Remnants of the storm shadow found at the incident.

A complet Storm Shadow/SCALP EG which is a Long-range, air-to-surface missile manufactured by MBDA

Storm Shadow is a British, French and Italian low-observable air-launched cruise missile, manufactured by MBDA. Storm Shadow is the British name for the weapon; in French service it is called SCALP EG (Système de Croisière Autonome à Longue Portée – Emploi Général, meaning General Purpose Long Range Cruise Missile). The missile is based on the earlier MBDA Apache anti-runway missile, and differs in that it carries a warhead, rather than submunitions.

Storm Shadow is a British, French and Italian low-observable air-launched cruise missile, manufactured by MBDA. Storm Shadow is the British name for the weapon; in French service it is called SCALP EG (Système de Croisière Autonome à Longue Portée – Emploi Général, meaning General Purpose Long Range Cruise Missile). The missile is based on the earlier MBDA Apache anti-runway missile, and differs in that it carries a warhead, rather than submunitions.

Page of the PDF about the Storm Shadow/SCALP EG provided by MBDA.

As mentioned in the previous case of the Gec-Marconi Dynamics example: MBDA is split by three shares which are: Airbus 37,5%, BAE systems 37,5% and Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica) with 25%.

As mentioned in the previous case of the Gec-Marconi Dynamics example: MBDA is split by three shares which are: Airbus 37,5%, BAE systems 37,5% and Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica) with 25%.