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How far can missiles from the new US aid package be hit – UNIAN

It all depends on the type of missiles provided, which will be handed over to Ukraine.

HIMARS complex with GMLRS / US Army missiles

Projectiles and missiles that the United States will provide to Ukraine in the new help packagecan increase the fire impact of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by 2-3 times.

A military expert, reserve colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Roman Svitan said this in broadcast information telethon.

According to him, the latest $550 million aid package from the US includes 75,000 shells and 3,000 missiles.

“If these are M31 missiles, then they will increase our fire impact on the enemy by 50-70 km. If these are M26 missiles, up to 45 km. Thus, we will be able to actively burn the front to a depth of 30 km. If there are missiles with a range of 130-140 km , then we will be able to work in Crimea, on the Crimean bridge,” he said.

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The expert noted that, depending on the range of missiles, US assistance will increase the fire impact on the rear of the enemy by 2-3 times.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on August 1, the United States announced its decision to provide Ukraine with another security assistance package. in the amount of 550 million dollars.it will include a large amount of ammunition for HIMARS, as well as ammunition for artillery systems of 155 mm caliber.

This will be the 17th security assistance package since Joseph Biden became President of the United States. In general, more than $8 billion has already been allocated to support Ukraine’s security.

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