American HIMARS is already in Ukraine

Shot from the HIMARS artillery system
Shot from the HIMARS artillery system
© Photo: from open sources
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: June 23 2022 at 03:41 pm

American HIMARS artillery systems have already arrived in Ukraine.

The Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov announced this on Twitter .

He also thanked the Pentagon chief for supporting Ukraine.

HIMARS has arrived in Ukraine. Thank you to my colleague Lloyd Austin for such a powerful help! Summer will be hot for the Russian occupiers. And the last for some of them , "he wrote.

On June 1, the United States approved a new package of military assistance to Ukraine , which includes HIMARS missile artillery systems and jet ammunition. This is a $ 700 million aid package.

The Pentagon later said that the transfer of several systems to Ukraine was only a starting point.

Subsequently, there was information that the United States may double the number of HIMARS systems for Ukraine. We are talking about the supply of 4 more weapons systems.

M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). Photos from open sources

Ukrainian artillerymen began to master the system in early June. The course itself lasted three weeks, where Ukrainian soldiers were taught to use and maintain the system.

In the photo, the commander of the US National Guard, 4-star General Daniel Hokanson, communicates with the Ukrainian military in the cabin of the M142 HIMARS at the Grafenwehr Training Center, Germany

Commander of the US National Guard 4-star General Daniel Hokanson communicates with the Ukrainian military in the cabin M142 HIMARS in the training center Grafenwehr, Germany

The M142 HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) uses a 6-wheeled M1140 FMTV tactical truck as its chassis.

The launcher can be used as a multiple rocket launcher (MLRS) with ammunition of various ranges and as an operational and tactical missile system.

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