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UK to send more rocket launchers and guided missiles to Ukraine

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Through an official statement, Britain’s Defense Ministry announced on 11 August that it would soon send more rocket artillery systems and guided missiles to Ukraine., In turn, the Portfolio reports that progress is being made on plans to provide assistance to Ukraine for the next year 2023 and for as long as necessary.

The announcement was made by Ben Wallace, the Defense Secretary of the United Kingdom himself. thus, Ukraine will soon receive additional M270 rocket artillery systems, At the same time, They have indicated that they will be provided with guided missiles M31A1, which can hit targets located 80 km away.One.

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These new batches of military equipment destined for Ukraine add to those already dispatched in June, which are already being deployed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This was confirmed by Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov himself on 12 August. The official expressed through his official Twitter account that more M270 rocket artillery systems are coming to the country to be used on the battlefield.

For its part, UK support is no longer limited to shipping new weapons systems. recently, It was made official that a total of 10,000 Ukrainian infantrymen would be trained., Other countries have also joined the initiative, such as: Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands; who will attend the prescribed training.

About M270:


The M270 is a heavy track-type multiple rocket launcher system. Its first versions began operating with the United States Army in 1983. Among its main features, it is notable that it can be carried by C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Galaxy aircraft of the United States Air Force (USAF). , Currently, it is used for carrying out counter-battery fire missions against enemy artillery units, as well as for defense saturation attacks or against lightly armored vehicles and groups of soldiers.

You may be interested The United States Army receives the first MLRS M270, modernized by Lockheed Martin


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