The US has sent 12 rocket launchers into the war zone in Ukraine. But after HIMAR’s first, delicate military successes with the rocket launcher, which (depending on the ammunition) can have a range of up to 300 kilometers, the Russian artillery adapted better and better to the “US miracle weapon” – the eXXpress reported.
But the arms delivery turns out to be more and more a fiasco for Ukraine and the USA. It has now become known that four out of twelve of these 5.6 million euro HIMARS rocket launchers are already scrap.
For the suppliers in the USA and for the government in Kyiv, the rapid destruction of these “wonder weapons”, praised by some media as “God’s fingers”, is a hard blow: After all, the long range of the rocket launcher was expected to influence the course of the war in Ukraine to be able to influence significantly.
Incidentally, the use of these US weapon systems is extremely expensive: Each individual rocket fired with the HIMARS costs 150,000 euros. A whole salvo, a million euros. The four destroyed rocket launchers were worth 22.4 million euros.