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Storm Shadow  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 2,000
Unitary Cost: USD$1.4 million
Also Known As: Black Shaheen and Scalp EG
Origin: France and United Kingdom
Corporations: MBDA
Parent System: Storm Shadow
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 2,250
Total Cost: USD$4.0 billion
Family Members: MdCN
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Description: The Storm Shadow (Scalp EG French designation) is a long range, precision, stealth, standoff, air-to-surface missile designed to destroy heavily defended fixed targets. It is a fire and forget weapon which can be fired from low to medium altitudes with a cruise missile flight profile. The Storm Shadow and the Scalp EG are exactly the same missile but with different subassemblies to be attached to French or British aircraft and secondary equipment.

The Storm Shadow guidance system consists of an Inertial Measurement Unit updated through digital terrain profile matching and GPS (Global Positioning System). This redundancy provides good navigational precision and high resistance to countermeasures. In the Terminal phase an infrared imagery homing head compares the actual scene with its preprogrammed target scene and selects the impact point to hit the target with high precision.

The Storm Shadow/Scalp EG are planned to be used on Mirage 2000, Rafale, Tornado, Harrier and Typhoon (formerly Eurofighter). It is provided with a high effective penetrator warhead, called BROACH, to counter extremely hardened targets. This missile has been selected by the armed forces of the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Greece and the United Arab Emirates.

A total of 27 Storm Shadow missiles were fired by British aircraft during Iraqi Freedom operation (also known as Operation Telic within British armed forces) in 2003. It was the first deployment of the Storm Shadow cruise missile in a military conflict and the first time the same missile saw combat. As of December 2004, more than 600 missiles have already been delivered to end customers.

On December 3, 2004, the final validation firing of a Scalp EG/Storm Shadow missile was conducted by a Rafale M operating from Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean. The missile was released from 20,000-ft of altitude while Rafale M flying at Mach 0.8 achieving all the test objectives. That test marked Scalp EG qualified for use on the Rafale combat aircraft. As of December 2004, the UK-France long-range cruise missiles was already qualified for use on the Tornado Gr4 and Mirage 2000 aircraft.

Storm Shadow Applications

Combat Aircraft Mirage 2000-5 Rafale B Rafale C Rafale M Tornado Gr4 Tornado IDS Typhoon Typhoon T

Storm Shadow Specifications

Length: 5.10 meter (201 inch)
Wingspan: 3 meter
Max Range: 250 kilometer (135 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 972 kph (0.81 mach)
Weight: 1,300 kilogram (2,866 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Storm Shadow News

There are 22 news between
8 Jan 2004 and 20 Apr 2018
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Friday, April 20, 2018French Navy Cruise Missiles Problems during Latest Syria Strike
Saturday, April 14, 2018France, UK and USA Launch 105 Cruise Missiles and GBU-38 Bombs against Syria
Thursday, August 31, 2017Indian Air Force Wants Another 36 Rafale Multirole Jets
Friday, July 14, 2017RAF Typhoon Successfully Completes First Live Firing of Brimstone Missile
Tuesday, April 11, 2017Italian Air Force Takes Delivery of 500th Typhoon Fighter Jet
Monday, March 13, 2017Successful Brimstone Weapon Integration Flight Trials continue for Typhoon
Friday, February 24, 2017MBDA to Proceed with Mid-Life Refurbishment of Storm Shadow/Scalp EG Missiles
Wednesday, February 22, 2017France and UK to Regenerate Air-Launched Storm Shadow Cruise Missiles
Wednesday, November 23, 2016Indian Air Force Rafale Jets to Feature Mica, Meteor and Scalp EG Missiles
Monday, February 15, 2016Eurofighter Typhoon Continues Testing Storm Shadow and Meteor Missiles

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Grand Total 1,7347
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