Britain will provide Ukraine with M270 MLRS missile launchers, British Defense Minister Ben Wallace announced on Thursday. The day before, the Politico website reported that Boris Johnson had asked the US President Joe Biden for permission to hand over American-made launchers to Ukraine.
British Defense Minister Ben Wallace announced on Thursday that the United Kingdom will provide Ukraine with M270 MLRS missile launchers, and will also train Ukrainian soldiers on its territory to operate them.
The head of the British Ministry of Defense has not specified how many M270 MLRS units will go to Ukraine. Instead, he confirmed that the decision was made in close cooperation with the US authorities.
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On Wednesday, the Politico website reported that the United Kingdom asked the US authorities for permission to hand over these American-made launchers to Ukraine, and that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to discuss this matter with US President Joe Biden.
Also on Wednesday, Biden announced the handover to Ukraine of four HIMARS launchers, which are a slightly newer version of the M270 MLRS.
The MLRS is an armored tracked multi-missile launcher. In the version to be handed over by the UK, the missiles fired have a range of up to about 80 kilometers.
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