US to announce new aid package for Ukraine today, including HIMARS – CNN – Ukraine News, Politics

It is expected that the administration of the US President Joe Biden today will publicly announce the next package of military assistance to Ukraine. This is reported CNN referring to an unnamed US official.

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The package will include additional HIMARS highly mobile artillery rocket systems, as well as artillery ammunition. The total cost of assistance is expected to be approximately $500 million.

REFERENCE. M142 HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) have a range of 2-500 km (the maximum range is only with the experimental PrSM missile). It is interchangeable with the M270A1 and can carry six rounds or one tactical ballistic missile. Deputy head of the Pentagon Colin Kahl reported that the system has a range of about 70 km and “incredible accuracy” of guidance. To HIMARS, the US should also supply GMLRS guided missiles. American top general Mark Milley reported that the United States and allies trained 60 Ukrainian servicemen to work with HIMARS.

  • Today the Minister of Defense Alexey Reznikov informedthat the HIMARS systems from the previous US aid package have already arrived in Ukraine. He did not specify how many in question, but earlier in the Pentagon they talked about four HIMARS for Ukraine.

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