A United Kingdom rocket will be launched from multiple locations in Britain in the Western Atlantic Ocean on toward Ukraine. Such a rocket is part of the British military strategy meant to defend against Russia’s aggression.
Britain will send M270 launchers able to strike targets up to 80 kilometers (49.7 miles) away, according to a statement from the British Foreign Office. The move has been coordinated closely with the United States decision to provide Ukraine with its High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) – a variant of the multiple-launch rocket systems that will be gifted by the UK, according to the statement.
“The UK has taken a leading role in supplying Ukraine’s heroic troops with the vital equipment they need to defend their country,” said British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson. “As Russian tactics change, so must our support to Ukraine. These highly capable multiple-launch rocket systems will enable our Ukrainian friends to better protect themselves against Russia’s brutal use of long-range artillery, which Putin’s forces have used indiscriminately to flatten cities,” he added.
The British government also said that Ukrainian troops will be trained on how to use the launchers, who will be deployed in the UK. The effectiveness of the launchers will be maximized during their deployment.