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US rocket artillery system arrives in Ukraine

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec1,2023 #artillery #Ukraine
US rocket artillery system arrives in Ukraine 2
US rocket artillery system arrives in Ukraine 2

`HIMARS has arrived in Ukraine. Thank you to my colleague and friend, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, for these powerful weapons. The summer will be very hot for the Russians and also the summer

The US and NATO partners are sending heavy weapons and equipment to Ukraine, such as howitzers and the M142 HIMARS multiple launch rocket system.

The M142 HIMARS high-mobility rocket artillery system launches fire during the African Lion military exercise in the Grier Labouihi region, southeastern Morocco in June 2021.

The M142 HIMARS high-mobility rocket artillery system, a medium-range artillery model using precision-guided warheads, is said to be an important weapon that Ukrainian leaders have asked the US for aid to stop the advance of their forces.

The West has sent weapons to Ukraine to help it deal with Russian forces, but Kiev complains that it has received only a fraction of what it needs and is calling for more heavy weapons aid.

US President Joe Biden last week announced a new military aid package for Ukraine worth one billion USD, including 18 M777 howitzers and 36,000 rounds of 155 mm ammunition, two shore defense systems using Harpoon anti-ship missiles,

The new aid package brings US security assistance to Ukraine to $5.6 billion since Russia began its special military campaign.

President Biden also announced a $225 million humanitarian aid package, helping provide food, water, medical supplies and essential supplies to Ukraine.

M142 HIMARS is a self-propelled multiple rocket launcher mounted on a wheeled chassis, developed from the M270 MLRS complex.

The use of a wheeled chassis allows HIMARS to maneuver at speeds of up to 85 km/h on roads, while its compactness allows it to be transported by transport aircraft.

The M142 cannon demonstrates many advantages compared to air strikes by conventional aircraft, especially the ability to perform missions in bad weather.

President Vladimir Putin once warned that Russia would deploy weapons to attack targets that had never been attacked before, once the US transferred M142 HIMARS rocket artillery systems to Ukraine.

Ukraine received new weapons amid fierce fighting in the east, as Russian forces stepped up their offensive to control the entire Lugansk province.

If Russia captures these two cities, it will completely control Lugansk province, thereby creating a stepping stone to Sloviansk and Kramatorsk, cities in Donetsk province.

US rocket artillery system arrives in Ukraine

Advances of Russian forces in Lugansk province.

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