Ukraine has inflicted severe injuries on the Russian army in the first attack of the Himaras rocket system received from America. Forty soldiers, including the 56th colonel of the Russian army, have been claimed dead after being hit by this rocket system in eastern Ukraine. According to a report, the Ukrainian army had targeted Russian troops in an undisclosed area of ​​eastern Ukraine through the imaras (rocket system).

The 49-year-old paratrooper commander of the Russian army, Colonel Andrei Vasilyev, was killed in this attack. He is the 56th colonel of Russia, who died in the ongoing war with Ukraine. Another attack by the same rocket system of the US has also reported the death of 40 soldiers of the Russian army in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Colonel Vasiliev was reportedly posted at the Russian Army’s advanced command post of Airborne Assault Troops. However, no information has been given about their location.

He was the commander of the 137th Guards Airborne Regiment of the 106th Guards Airborne Division based in Ryazan. He has been awarded the Russian Order of Courage for his unparalleled valor and bravery in battle. A few days ago, the 55th Colonel of the Russian Army, 51-year-old Lieutenant-Colonel Sergei Gundorov, was killed in a missile attack. His helicopter fell victim to a man-portable air defense system at Volnovakha in the Donbass.

The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a light multiple rocket launcher developed for the US military in the late 1990s. This rocket system was mounted on top of a US Army M1140 truck. The M142 is fitted with six Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets, or two Precision Strike Missiles, or one surface-to-surface Army Tactical Missile.

The M142 HIMARS rocket system has been in service in the US Army since 2010. This rocket system has proved its mettle in the Afghanistan War, the Syrian Civil War, the Iraqi Civil War and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The cost of one unit of this rocket system is $5.1 million. So far 540 units of this have been manufactured. The length of this rocket system is 7 meters, width is 2.4 meters and height is 3.2 meters. It requires a crew of three people to operate it. PLC/GT

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