May 25, 2024

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How about what the US secretly sent to Ukraine

How about what the US secretly sent to Ukraine

Some ATACMS missiles can hit targets up to 300 km away -This is the case with the new wave of missiles that the US sent to Ukraine. In its most powerful version, the missile can hit targets at a distance of 300 km. According to the US military, they are designed to “strike deep into enemy forces” and can be used to attack command and control centers, air defenses and logistics bases beyond the front line.

ATACMS can be fired from the ground, From the same Himars launchers already used by Ukraine.

The deployment of ATACMS to a range of 300 km has been the subject of debate within the Biden administration for months. – They were among the last major weapons systems that Kiev wanted and the US was reluctant to give up. The medium-range ATACMS — 160 km — was delivered last September and deployed the following month.

A new batch of ATACMS missiles was used for the first time on April 17 against a Russian airfield in Crimea, 165 km from the Ukrainian front. Government officials kept the shipment secret to avoid Russian knowledge.

US President Joe Biden secretly approved the decision to deploy more than 100 long-range missiles in mid-February., According to the New York Times. The missiles are part of a $300 million arms shipment to Ukraine in March, the first new aid package for the country since funding ended at the end of December.

*With AFP, Reuters and a report published on 10/22/2023