Photo: Cpl Jamie Peters RLC / MOD / Wikimedia
Ground forces (SV) of the Ministry of defense of the United States deployed in the area of Grafenwoehr (Germany) at least 16 launchers (PU) universal system М270А1, reports Stars and Stripes.
The weapons, along with several wheeled and tracked machines service 41st field artillery brigade — the only such American formation in Europe was in November 2018. Accommodation М270А1 in Germany, US army explain “demonstration of the continued commitment of NATO and the collective resolve to maintain European security.”
The publication writes that such a system, developed in the late 1970-ies were used at the beginning of the 1991 war in the Persian Gulf, where its effectiveness has obtained from the Iraqi soldiers the nickname “steel rain.”
In February in the book “Rocket-technical and ordnance support of the Armed forces of Russia — 2018” Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Cheban and Lieutenant Dmitriy Avdonin noted that the American Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is one of the best in the world MLRS.
One PU М270 mounted on the chassis of the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV), is able in less than one minute to throw from 2 to 12 high-precision tactical missiles Army TACtical Missile System (TACMS) Family of Munitions (AFOM) at a distance of more than 120 kilometers, originally housed in two containers with six missiles each. In the case of the use of weapons as reactive system of volley fire when used shells MLRS Family of Munitions (MFOM), the range exceeds 60 kilometers. Service one М270 requires three people.
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