Ukraine to Get 4 HIMARS Systems by End of June

The Ukrainian military on Wednesday, June 15, completed training on HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems
The Ukrainian military on Wednesday, June 15, completed training on HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems

Four M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) light multiple rocket launchers to be delivered to Ukraine by end of month

That is according to a statement of the head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley. He made the statement after the meeting of the third Contact Group on the Defense of Ukraine held on Wednesday, June 15.

“By the end of the month, we will transfer HIMARS systems, ammunition and trained crew for operational use in the defense of Ukraine,” he said, nv.ua reports citing BBC.

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The head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, Ukraine to Get 4 HIMARS Systems by End of June,Defense Express
The head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley

Milley noted that the Ukrainian military had successfully completed training to work with these precision multiple launch rocket systems.

Milley added that to date, the United States has trained 420 Ukrainians on M777 howitzers, 300 Ukrainians on M109 self-propelled howitzers, 129 Ukrainians on M113 armored personnel carriers, another 100 on drones, and 60 on HIMARS.

Ukraine to Get 4 HIMARS Systems by End of June, Defense Express
M142 HIMARS in action / Photo credit: U.S. Army

In addition, he listed the total amount of US security assistance to Ukraine: more than 60,000 Javelins, more than 5,000 Stingers, more than 700 Switchblade drones, 20 Mi-17 helicopters, as well as hundreds of thousands of small arms ammunition.

In general, according to the American general, Ukraine received 97,000 anti-tank systems from international partners, which is "more than tanks around the world," myc.news reports.

Ukraine to Get 4 HIMARS Systems by End of June, Defense Express
M142 HIMARS firing / Photo credit: U.S. Army

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