A new batch of HIMARS arrived in Ukraine – Reznikov

Four additional HIMARS were delivered to Ukraine.

HIMARS became the "hit of the season" / photo General Staff
HIMARS became the “hit of the season” / photo General Staff

Four more units of HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems arrived in Ukraine from the United States.

This was announced by Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov on Twitter.

“Four additional HIMARS have arrived in Ukraine,” Reznikov said.

He thanked US President Joe Biden, Pentagon Secretary Lloyd Austin and the American people for supporting Ukraine’s defense capability.

“We have proved that we know how to handle these weapons. The sound of the HIMARS salvo has become the main musical hit of this summer on the front lines!” the minister added.

Also on August 1, it became known that MARS II multiple launch rocket systems arrived in Ukraine from Germany.

Earlier, UNIAN talked about the advantages of HIMARS, which with long-range projectiles can destroy enemy logistics in the rear, ammunition depots, as well as officer assembly points.

Recently, the Russian Ministry of Defense was disgraced when they lied about the alleged destruction of 100 missiles for HIMARS.

(C)UNIAN 2022

7 comments

  1. At one point the defenders requested 300 MLRS’s. Then they requested 60 HIMARS. So they are still a long way behind at this; the most critical point of putler’s genocide rampage.

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    • As I understand it and perhaps Murf or Facts can correct me, the current Himars range is about 45km. These German Mars 2 have a firing range of 70km. Even if there are just a few this could be a big step up.

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      • The HIMARS GMLRS rockets have a range of up to 70 km. The 30/31s have a range of up to 92 km. Of course, the ATACMS go up to 300 km. It’s not easy to find out which rockets the Ukrainians have at their disposal; the regular GMLRS or the 30/31 GMLRS.

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  2. Yes but the deliveries are like every week. I just think every time a new batch of soldiers has been trained and enough ammunition was transferred to Ukraine more are being sent.

    I have the feeling the U.S. just announces small batches every time instead of one big announcement. This way they will not fall behind expectations once something will take longer than expected.

    I think the announcement is only after the batch is fully prepared.

    HIMARS are already making a great impact, and we are only around 10 so far. 4 of them can achieve a lot and I think there are many more to come.

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    • I believe with all the different variations there are about 3 dozen in Ukraine. As you said, hopefully that will double at least. Even when this is over I think they’ll be needed to keep the orcs in their cages.

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    • I always hope that what is delivered is more than what is made public, Bert. Maybe it’s angst, or maybe it’s to keep the mafiosi guessing as to what and when. I hope the latter is true.

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  3. “We have proved that we know how to handle these weapons. The sound of the HIMARS salvo has become the main musical hit of this summer on the front lines!”

    Indeed, if there are HIMARS experts on this planet, it’s the UA forces using them!

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