US plans to send new weapons to Ukraine Long-range multi-barreled rocket launcher
US plans to send new weapons to Ukraine – 30 May BBCU.S. officials are reportedly preparing to send a new type of claw, a multi-barreled rocket launcher (MLRS), to Ukraine. After the Russian army began to advance in the Battle of Donbas in the east of the country.
The move comes after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky requested the weapon from US authorities. to use against the Russian artillery The Russian side viewed the delivery of this heavy weapon to Ukraine as an escalation of the severity of the war.
While the Russians continued to use long-range attacks, such as missiles, artillery, and air bombing. and tanks continued to enter the city of Severodonnetsk. The Ukrainian side used US-given M777 howitzers as counter-attacks, but the gun had a range of 25 kilometers, with the MLRS having a longer range.
The report states that M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System – MLRS) can launch various types of missiles. The latest missile has a range of up to 300 km, while the typical MLRS rocket has a range of about 70 km.
The conventional rocket launch of the MLRS is likely the US government’s choice as it can avoid escalating the severity of the war with Russia, but can also increase the power of the Ukrainian military.
However, the United States and its allies are concerned that the Ukrainian military might decide to use the weapon to hit targets into Russia. This would put the US authorities and members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) into direct conflict with Russia.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson It was said that Ukraine should have weapons such as the MLRS available to fend off attacks from Russia’s mighty artillery. But the British prime minister did not say whether the weapon would be sent to Ukraine or not.
The MLRS was previously used by the US Army. When the Gulf War of 1990-1991 to destroy various targets in Iraq and again in the 2003 war of invasion of Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein. and purging weapons of mass destruction (WMD), which later became clear that it did not exist.