Russia has so far failed to destroy a single HIMARS multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) supplied by the US to Ukraine. This was stated by the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, General Mark Milley.
“To date, these systems have not been destroyed by the Russians, and I knock on wood every time I say something like that. And they (the Armed Forces of Ukraine) use them very effectively, using high-precision weapons against targets.”
Milley added that the US intends to send more HIMARS and ammunition, precision artillery and other support to Ukraine. He confirmed that Ukraine, taking into account the promised supplies, will have 16 HIMARS MLRS.
“Ukrainians used HIMARS very well, you can see its impact on the battlefield. And the new package will also include additional GMLRS - these are the missiles that are used on HIMARS. And we will also provide more artillery ammunition.”
Earlier it was reported that the United States will provide Ukraine with four more HIMARS, thus, Ukraine will have 16 American MLRS. In July, US President Joe Biden announced an additional $400 million military aid package for Ukraine. It included four HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and ammunition, three tactical vehicles, 155-mm artillery ammunition, explosive ammunition, counter-battery systems, spare parts for military equipment and other equipment. According to the US Department of Defense, the country has already allocated about $8 billion in security assistance.
The Insider wrote about how the Russian Ministry of Defense reported the destruction of HIMARS in the area of the settlement of Malotaranovka "DNR". However, at that time, three of the four HIMARS transferred to Ukraine were located in the Zaporozhye region - 300 km from Malotaranovka. The firing range of those HIMARS ammunition that was transferred to Ukraine is 45 miles (about 72.5 km), that is, it is impossible to fire at Russian troops in the Zaporozhye direction from the Malotaranovka area.