The Minister of Defense of Ukraine thanked Germany for the MLRS.
Multiple launch rocket systems arrived in Ukraine from Germany MARS II.
Head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov announced the arrival of the MLRS in Ukraine in Twitter and thanked the German authorities for them.
“…Our gunners are saluting our German partners!”, – said the Ukrainian official.
Recall that Russian troops invaded Ukraine without declaring war early in the morning on February 24. The invaders fired on both military and civilian targets. More than 20,000 people died in Mariupol, Donetsk region alone.
A number of Western countries, including Germany, decided to help Ukraine with weapons. At the end of July, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht announced that her country delivered three Mars II MLRS and Panzerhaubitzen 2000 self-propelled howitzers to the Ukrainian side.
At first, Germany was supposed to transfer four Mars II systems to Ukraine, but later it was only about three units of these weapons. The Business Insider edition learned that the Ukrainian side decided to transfer fewer Mars II MLRS, because they did not have enough ammunition.
What is known about the MLRS MARS II
The Mars II / MLRS-E multiple launch rocket system is a licensed copy of the American M270 MLRS. For the needs of the German army, the Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann concern finalized the armament – the mass and size of the system were increased.
Mars II was equipped with a new fire control system – the European Fire Control System, which was developed by Airbus Defense and Space.
The MLRS launcher consists of 12 fiberglass guides for missiles – six missiles are located in two disposable boxes. From the installation in 60 seconds, you can launch all 12 missiles. The range of destruction of objects is from 38 km to 300 km – it all depends on the ammunition.