The other day, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace (Ben Wallace) announced the transfer of a new batch of M270 MLRS. So
What is known
At the moment, the United States has sent 12HIMARS units. Four more missile systems are on the way. The UK previously handed over three M270 MLRS units to us, and in early August, German MARS II arrived in Ukraine. This is a European licensed copy of the M270 MLRS with minor modifications.
MARS II and M270 MLRS have twocontainer for six GMLRS missiles. In turn, HIMARS carries six missiles. This means that 25 multiple launch rocket systems can simultaneously launch 204 GMLRS projectiles at once.
Now the Armed Forces of Ukraine use missilesM31A1 with 90 kg warhead. The flight range is from 15 km to 84 km, and guidance is performed by GPS. The cost of one projectile is $150,000.
For those who want to know more:
- A spectacular video of the launch of 24 missiles from four HIMARS multiple rocket launchers for $3,600,000 has been published
- Russian soldiers were so actively hiding from HIMARS that they accidentally blew up their own train with ammunition and equipment
- Ukrainian intelligence will receive 78 DJI Matrice 300 RTK drones worth ₴56 160,000 – 30 drones already in Ukraine