UK to supply higher performance rockets to Ukraine for HIMARS systems

UK to provide Ukraine with higher performance rockets for HIMARS systems

Ukraine will receive higher performance missiles for US HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, as well as for British M270 MLRS.

Sources in the UK say that British M270 and HIMARS heavy rocket launcher munitions will have a much longer target range than the American ones, website reports. The type of the ammo has not been disclosed. However, it was said that the British shells would be able to hit targets at distances of up to 80 kilometers. This is almost 15 percent longer than the ammo that the Armed Forces of Ukraine current have in service (M-30 and M-30A1).

A significantly increased range of destruction creates certain risks, as in this case the Ukrainian troops will be able to strike the rear and will pose a threat to the LPR, DPR, Russia and neighboring Belarus.

Among other things, there are unconfirmed reports saying that in addition to standard munitions, the UK and Germany may provide Ukraine with special ammo (such as, for example, AT-2) that will make it possible to conduct remote mining operations.

By the end of July, Ukraine may have at least 15 HIMARS and M270 systems.

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