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Russian military studies elements of downed Storm Shadow missiles

Moscow, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) Russian military experts extracted the elements of the guidance and aiming system of downed Storm Shadow/SCALP cruise missiles, the Ministry of Defense noted on Tuesday.

According to the military agency, the detailed study of devices such as blocks, servo controls, rudders and others from the downed missiles continues, Sputnik news agency reported.

Likewise, the article refers that the detonators and warheads of the devices are being analyzed, which will allow an improvement in the fight against these missiles.

In addition, it is important to know how to deactivate them and then be able to transport them safely and destroy them outside populated areas, the text adds.

The Storm Shadow cruise missiles are supplied to Ukraine as part of Western military aid. The missile was jointly designed by France and the UK (in France it received the name SCALP and is produced by the MBDA consortium).

In May 2023, the UK said that it would supplied Kiev with Storm Shadow cruise missiles with a range of between 250 and 560 kilometers, depending on the modification.

Russia criticizes Western arms supplies to Ukraine, claiming that they complicate the solution of the conflict and involve the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) directly, and warns that any shipment with weapons to Kiev will become a legitimate target for its forces.