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PremierLeague-News.Com - They’ve got their own memes and songs and have been dubbed the 'top hit of this summer' by Ukraine’s defence minister - can the HIMARS missile system move the battlefield in Kyiv's favour?

Uk News The weapon Ukraine believes can change the course of the war with Russia United Kingdom news

PremierLeague-News.Com - They’ve got their own memes and songs and have been dubbed the 'top hit of this summer' by Ukraine’s defence minister - can the HIMARS missile system move the battlefield in Kyiv's favour?

Uk News  The weapon Ukraine believes can change the course of the war with Russia United Kingdom news
03 August 2022 - 13:16

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The HIMAR missile system has replaced the Bayraktar drone as the most popular weapon in Ukraine.Every delivery of the US-made M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System is celebrated. Videos of their spectacular strikes go viral. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence creates HIMARS memes. They even have their own song. See moreToday #HIMARS has a Ukrainian heart beating inside of it. Today #HIMARS wears Ukrainian military uniform. pic.twitter.com/XmuXZ5HSoj— Defence of Ukraine (@DefenceU) July 31, 2022 The systems, which fire barrages of precision-guided rockets with greater accuracy than equivalents on either side, have earned their popularity with a string of morale-boosting strikes on enemy targets.They have taken out dozens of Russian ammunition depots, military commanders, and the Antonovsky Bridge that was used to supply Russian troops in the southern city of Kherson, according to the Ukrainian government.Ukrainian officials suggest they are helping to turn the tide of the war. “HIMARS have already made a huge difference on the battlefield,” said defence minister Oleksii Reznikov.“More of them as well as US ammo and equipment will increase our strength and help to demilitarise the terrorist state [Russia].”Ukraine’s acting deputy head of military intelligence, Vadym Skibitsky, said this week that the weapons had been effective in wiping out Russian ammunition stores – leading Moscow to claim the comments were confirmation the US was directing operations on the ground“The supply of weapons is accompanied not only by instructions on its use, but in this case they perform the function of gunners in their purest form,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.There are 16 of the systems in operation, and an unspecified number of similar M270 systems from the UK. Germany’s version – the MARS II – arrived in the country last week.On Monday Mr Reznikov said four more had arrived and thanked the US for sending them.“We have proven to be smart operators of this weapon,” he added in a tweet. “The sound of the #HIMARS volley has become a top hit of this summer at the front lines!” See more4 additional HIMARS have arrived in????????. I’m grateful to @POTUS @SecDef Lloyd Austin III and ????????people for strengthening of #UAarmy We have proven to be smart operators of this weapon. The sound of the #HIMARS volley has become a top hit ???? of this summer at the front lines!???????????????????? pic.twitter.com/iOBoxfjV7e— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) August 1, 2022 Their arrival coincided with an “operational pause” by the Russian army after a series of gains in the eastern Donbas region. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky attributed the pause to the destruction of ammunition supplies.

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.A series of well-publicised attacks on “high value targets” behind Russian lines is part of a “strategy of corrosion,” aimed at damaging morale as well as physical capabilities, he added.This represents a return to the asymmetric tactics used effectively in the early stages of the war, when Ukrainian fighters were able to disrupt larger Russian forces, and away from the grinding artillery duel in the Donbas that favoured Russia.Mr Nair suggested that the 200 Ukrainian soldiers trained to operate HIMARS were still learning on the job, having received a crash course that would usually take around six months.Supplies of ammunition were likely to be a key factor, he added. Western partners have not specified how much they have provided and Ukraine is using rockets judiciously.Military sources estimate the US has only around 30,000 rockets with a 70m range, and Ukraine’s requests for longer-range ones has so far been refused for fear they could be used against targets within Russia’s borders and trigger a major escalation.More from WorldThe countries that recognise Taiwan and why so few nations have full relations03 August, 2022'I understood f*** all of what happened', say Italians despairing at nation's leadership crisis03 August, 2022Where Taiwan is, how big it is and its relationship with China explained03 August, 2022The systems also present logistical challenges, said Dr Marina Miron of the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London, part of a wider issue of integrating military aid from dozens of donor countries.“HIMARS are very mobile, and compact, and have a self-loading function,” Dr Miron said. “But you still have to get the ammunition there, and the maintenance truck and somebody to fix anything on the spot.“Every system will have these requirements and you cannot use the same maintenance for HIMARS and a French Caesar (howitzer).”It is too early to judge their impact on the battlefield, Dr Miron added. High-profile strikes attributed to HIMARS, such as the Antonovsky Bridge, involved a combination of artillery types. Claims that HIMARS rockets can easily bypass Russian air defences are likely to be overstated, she suggested, as they are usually fired as part of a barrage intended to swamp enemy defences.Dr Miron also cautioned against crediting the systems for slowing Russia’s advance, as a drawn-out war, testing the resolve of international partners, could be part of the Kremlin’s strategy.Russia is also responding to the threat, with likely tactics including reducing and dispersing ammunition stockpiles, and dedicating resources to hunting down the prized weapons.Pro-Kremlin sources recently claimed that two HIMARS were destroyed, although independent investigators dispute this. In one case, Russian units have relocated to a nuclear plant so Ukraine cannot shoot at them without risking a nuclear disaster.As Ukraine gears up for a long-mooted offensive in the south of the country, Mr Reznikov has said his army needs 100 HIMARS. This is unlikely, said Mr Nair, partly for the ammunition that would be required as well as concerns they might fall into Russian hands.Ukraine would also require other forms of artillery and equipment. “What they really need for a counter-offensive is training,” said Colonel Mark F Cancian of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Ukraine’s elite units have been depleted over the war and new recruits often receive just two weeks of training.After a demoralising spell of losses in the east, HIMARS and other MLRS have at least restored a sense of confidence on the Ukrainian side. That will soon be put to the ultimate test.

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