The war between Russia and Ukraine is going through a grueling phase and after three months there is no sign of stopping it. On one side is Ukraine, in whose hands the weapons given by the West, and on the other hand, there is Russia, on whose throne is sitting Putin, who has vowed to win the war.

However, it will not be easy for Putin in the coming days as well. The US has announced that it will provide advanced missile systems to Ukraine. US President Joe Biden has agreed to provide Ukraine with a new missile system in the form of a new weapons package worth $ 700 million.

In such a situation, the question is whether the new American weapon will prove to be a game-changer in Ukraine? The name of America’s new weapon is HIMARS Multiple Launch Rocket System or MLRS which can attack long-range targets with precision. The US developed HIMARS (M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) for its military in the late 1990s.

The HIMARS Lite is a multiple rocket launcher that was mounted on an M1140 truck frame. HIMARS is the most advanced technology, relatively cheap and strong and durable missile system. It can fire multiple rockets simultaneously for hundreds of kilometers.

HIMARS has the highest firepower of all weapons used in the war by Ukraine. This is the reason why Ukraine is calling these weapons a game changer. It attacks like other multiple rocket systems. The special thing is that it is easy to carry it from one place to another because of the wheels.

The US-provided system will have a range of 80 km, which is almost twice the range of the US-provided M777 howitzer. But America has put a condition for Ukraine not to use these missiles to attack inside Russia. Each unit of HIMARS can be loaded with six GPS-guided rockets, which takes about a minute to reload. However, it is not yet clear how many rocket systems will be given to Ukraine by the US.

America’s HIMARS is already with Europe and NATO members Poland and Romania. The US will not supply Ukraine with ATACMS tactical missiles that have a range of 300 km. Some analysts are calling HIMARS a ‘game changer’.

At the same time, some say that this weapon will not be able to turn the tide of the war going on for three months immediately. The US is taking a whirlwind step in support of Kyiv. It fears that US military support to Ukraine could further fuel the war.


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