Firing range of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). infographics

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Multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) – it is a complex of missile weapons, including a multiply charged launcher, rockets, auxiliaries and other equipment.

Rocket artillery is driven by a solid propellant engine and can carry various warheads, the firing range of which can reach up to several hundred kilometers. 

In early June, the United States released the details of the 11th military assistance package to Ukraine in the amount of $700 million. Among the weapons supplied, Washington will send HIMARS MLRS to Kyiv, which, depending on the projectiles used, can destroy targets at a distance of 2 to 500 km.

HIMARS occupies an intermediate position between the Russian Hurricanes; and "Tornados". In terms of its caliber (227 mm), it is larger than the Hurricane; (220 mm), but less than the “Tornado” (300 mm). In addition, the American MLRS has a small ammunition load, while Russian systems can fire three times as many missiles at the enemy at one time.

The maximum firing range (300-3500 km) of HIMARS is achieved only through the use of ATACMS missiles and PrSM.

The MLRS shells that they want to send to Ukraine have a firing range of up to 45 km, and in the version of the GMLRS M30 rocket projectile – up to 70 km. The American edition of The Wall Street Journal previously reported that Washington is considering the possibility of transferring MLRS with guided missiles with a range of more than 60 km to Kyiv. Thus, American missiles will be able to double the strike range of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).

See in the infographic, at what distance reactive multiple rocket systems can fire.

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