A French-supplied SCALP cruise missile mounted on a Ukrainian Su-24 has been pictured sporting the text “De Paris avec amour, Rachysty, allez en enfer”, which translates as ‘From Paris with love, Russia go to hell’.
The image can be seen here.
French-supplied SCALP cruise missile mounted on a Ukrainian Su-24, sporting the text “De Paris avec amour, Rachysty, allez en enfer”
(From Paris with love, Russia, go to hell.) pic.twitter.com/xiv90tJtAU
— OSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical) January 29, 2024
It was reported recently that France will supply Ukraine with about 40 more Scalp-EG cruise missiles and hundreds of bombs in coming weeks, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a press conference Tuesday evening.
Named Storm Shadow in British service and SCALP in French service, the missile is an air-launched long range, conventionally armed, deep strike weapon, designed to meet the demanding requirements of pre-planned attacks against high value fixed or stationary targets.
Able to be operated in extreme conditions, the weapon offers operators a highly flexible, deep-strike capability based around a sophisticated mission planning system.
Storm Shadow/SCALP has been put into operations with the Royal Air Force and the French Air Force in 2003 and was used in the Gulf, Iraq and Libya. The weapon is now in service with three other nations, giving unrivalled deep strike capability.