The Armed Forces of Ukraine began using the US Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) Himars in the field, received on Thursday.
Able to hit a target 80km away and highly mobile, Himars multiple rocket launchers are already in use in Ukraine.
While their delivery had been confirmed Thursday by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, their engagement in the field would have been for the first time documented this Friday, June 24.
Very feared by the Kremlinbecause capable of hitting the Russian territory more deeply and in particular Moscow, these weapons would have been filmed in action overnight from Thursday to Friday.
Most Advanced American System
To date, the M142 Himarsthe full mastery of which requires at least several weeks, is the America’s most advanced multiple launch missile system. It must allow the Ukrainian army to cause more damage to Russian tanks and armored vehicles from a “safe zone”.
The images below, published by the Russian journalist Alexander Kots who does not say if he is the author himself, show the launch of several missiles at two or three second intervals. The Komsomolskaya Pravda reporter assures that these missiles are fired by American MRLS Himars from Sloviansk in the Donbass where artillery battles rage.
The video shared on the Telegram network is accompanied by this message: “First combat use of HIMARS MLRS in the Sloviansk area. Who said it would take months to train the teams?“