I am the first to say China doesn't produce state of art equipment and tgey try to copy and mix western and russian weapons but they have a lot of good and some very good tools, specially from ryssia, to defend themselves and they have the advantage of number near their shores.
All of the missiles the French launched were successful. The ones you are talking about were never launched so he wasn't lying.
They lied. There was clearly a problem with the launches. They also lied on what they tried to hit because any human with eyes can see on the picture that there wasn't 113 hits on those 3 targets.
Russia detected a british sub in the middle of the sea but could find a ship on the surface ?
The def minister was clearly trying to put confusion in west militaries. Tornados and typhoon launched the same missiles as french from same location but they detected them and not french ones ? Unless you have a proof I won't believe that. This operation clearly showed that they all lie.
And didn't you say that Thales sonars which are the best have troubles finding western subs ? How do you explain that lower quality russian sonars knew where that sub was ? Another proof that western tech is not that much far away from chinese and russian.