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Strikes in Syria: French Rafale failed to drop its Scalp missile

SYRIA (OBSERVATORY) –┬áThe French Ministry of the Armed Forces claimed that French Rafale fighter jets had failed to fire all the missiles they were carrying to hit Syrian targets during the night of April 13-14, 2018.

Indeed, according to RT citing the French newspaper Le Point , one of the two missiles carried by a French fighter Rafale failed to leave when the time came. “Of the ten Scalp-EG [long-range autonomous conventional long-range cruise and General Employment] missiles planned, only nine have left,” the French Air Force said in an interview with journalists from Point adding that she did not yet know the origin of the fault.

The French navy also reported problems with launching cruise missiles from its multi-mission frigates. Only three of the six missiles could have been fired.

The device would not have been a total success, contrary to what indicated the French Ministers of Armies and Foreign Affairs in the aftermath of the strikes, since only 12 of the 16 missiles planned worked.