The inside story of Tornado Storm Shadow missions to Libya

Mark Ayton got the inside story on the Tornado GR4s’ long-range missions to strike targets in Libya using Storm Shadow missiles.

The RAF’s Tornados started their campaign in Libya against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 with long-range missions flown from RAF Marham, Norfolk.  The chosen weapon, the MBDA Storm Shadow, had been procured to meet the UK’s requirement for Conventionally Armed Stand-Off Missiles and had first been used in combat during the 2003 Iraq war.

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