Now the Armed Forces of Ukraine can fire at the invaders at a distance of up to 70 km.
Ukraine is negotiating with US representatives to provide longer-range missiles for HIMARS. Now the Armed Forces of Ukraine are armed with missiles that are capable of striking at a distance of up to 70 kilometers.
Fyodor Venislavsky, a member of the parliamentary committee on national security and defense, announced this on the air of the United News telethon.
“At all levels, our state is negotiating with US representatives on the need to provide us with longer-range missiles for HIMARS. Now we have up to 70 km, and in general, these missiles of various modifications are capable of hitting enemy targets at a greater depth. Therefore, I think that there are every chance to break through this and get long-range missiles,” Venislavsky said.
What is known about HIMARS
HIMARS is an American highly mobile multiple launch rocket system developed in the late 90s.
This MLRS is designed to destroy areas of concentration of artillery systems, air defense systems and fire support, trucks, combat vehicles and armored personnel carriers, as well as to provide fire support to its units.
The system is designed to fire guided and unguided missiles. The maximum range is 300 km.
As UNIAN previously reported, panic began in Russia over the effectiveness of HIMARS.