Inna Andalitskaya 19:41, 07/15/22 YHIAH
The Minister emphasized that these systems will be “good company” on the battlefield for HIMARS.
The first American multiple launch rocket systems MLRS (MLRS) M270 arrived in Ukraine.
This was announced on Twitter by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov.
“The Long Hand UAarmy family has grown: the first M270 MLRS have arrived! They will be a good company for HIMARS on the battlefield. Thanks to our partners,” Reznikov wrote.
As UNIAN reported earlier, in early June, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace announced the allocation of M270s to Ukraine , which can hit targets at a distance of up to 80 km with high accuracy. The UK decision was aligned with the US decision to provide the High Mobility Rocket Artillery System (HIMARS) – a variant of the MLRS.
The government did not say exactly how many weapons will be provided, but according to media reports, three systems will be sent first.
On June 4, Reznikov announced the start of the preparation of Ukrainian artillery crews in Europe for the use of HIMARS and M270 multiple launch rocket systems. Now the Armed Forces of Ukraine are armed with 9 HIMARS missile systems and similar systems.