How HIMARS could change the Ukraine-Russia war

Artillery quickly became the most important weapon in Ukraine’s war with Russia.

Ukrainian forces have begun to use newer Western artillery, such as the M777 howitzer, on the battlefield. But another weapon had a bigger impact. The American-made High Mobility Artillery Missile System, or HIMARS, is a major high-tech upgrade for the Ukrainian military.

“It is very important to bring HIMARS rocket artillery to Ukraine,” said George Barros, geospatial analyst at the Institute for the Study of War. “That has changed the battlefield quite a bit. And it really shows that Western aid to Ukraine is not just a paper or symbolic push.”

Ukrainian forces claim to have used HIMARS to destroy ammunition dumps, command posts and other high-value targets. The delivery of this high-tech system could help Ukraine to slow down Russia’s advance and change the course of the conflict.

“What the United States needs to do is have a strategy to bring this war to an end soon,” said George Beebe, director of grand strategy at the Quincy Institute. “That means not only convincing the Russians that they cannot win on the battlefield, but also showing them whether they should make concessions at the negotiating table.”

Watch the video above to learn more about how the US-made high-tech mobile rocket launcher system called HIMARS could help Ukrainian forces repel the Russian invasion and why some people fear the weapons could lead to further escalation of the conflict between Russia and the West.

Source link


News7F: Update the world's latest breaking news online of the day, breaking news, politics, society today, international mainstream news .Updated news 24/7: Entertainment, the World everyday world. Hot news, images, video clips that are updated quickly and reliably

Related Articles

Back to top button