The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine confirmed the receipt of the German MLRS Mars II
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Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that the country's army had already received the German Mars II MLRS.
“Thanks to Germany and personally to my colleague, Minister of Defense Christina Lambrecht for these systems. Our gunners salute our German partners!»— Reznikov wrote on Twitter (the social network is blocked in Russia).
Germany announced the transfer of three multiple launch rocket systems to Ukraine in June.
Mars II— German version of the American MLRS M270 MLRS. It is capable of firing various munitions, including guided missiles with a GPS system. Batteries with a combat load of 12 missiles are mounted on tracked vehicles that can move at speeds up to 50 km/h.
At the end of July, German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht announced that Mars II had been transferred to Ukraine. “We keep our word,” — she said, adding that Berlin also handed over three Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled artillery mounts and ammunition to Kyiv.
In addition, Reznikov said today that four more MLRS HIMARS of the American production.
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The delivery of four more HIMARS installations and their ammunition was part of the 16th US military aid package announced on July 22. However, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan assured that the United States would not supply Ukraine with ATACMS guided tactical ballistic missiles for HIMARS. Their firing range is 300 km.
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